Furniture Care

Keep your pieces looking like new

FURNITURE CARE

FABRIC

  • Vacuum regularly or brush with a nonmetallic, stiff-bristle brush to remove dust and grime regularly (at least once a month).
  • Reverse and rotate seat and back cushions to increase longevity.
  • Protect from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
  • Dab spills with a clean, dry white cloth immediately.
  • Overall cleaning is recommended approximately every 12 to 24 months by a professional upholstery cleaning service. Don’t wait until severe soiling before cleaning, as that can make it less likely fabric can be restored.
  • Do not remove the seat or back cushion casings for cleaning.
  • SPILL TIPS: Pat spills immediately with a soft white cloth. Always test cleaners first in an inconspicuous place. Do not saturate fabric with cleaner. Pat instead of rubbing to avoid altering surface texture. (Pile fabrics may need a nonmetallic, stiff-bristle brush to restore their appearance.) Clean stains from the outer edge in to prevent “circling.”

LEATHER

  • For routine maintenance, dust-dry or vacuum. Never use over-the-counter leather preservers, polishes, or soaps, as these can remove natural oils.
  • The more you use it, the better and more vintage your leather furniture will look.
  • Keep leather out of direct sunlight and away from heating sources.
  • Dab spills immediately with a clean, dry white cloth. If the spills penetrates the leather, use lukewarm distilled water and a soft white cloth to massage the stain and surrounding area.
  • Most surface scratches will fade over time if you rub them with your fingertips. The warmth of your hand releases natural oils that help marks disappear.

PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SERVICES

  • The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides referrals of certified cleaning services by zip code. You can reach them through their website, www.iicrc.org, or by calling 1-800-835-4624.

CASEGOOD CARE

GENERAL WOOD FURNITURE GUIDELINES:
  • It is ideal to keep wood furniture in a regulated room temperature with consistent humidity. Dust with a soft, dry cloth. Never use all-purpose cleaning sprays unless the furniture has a plastic coating.
  • Avoid cleaning wood with water. If you need to spot clean, dip a clean, white cloth in mild soap or detergent dissolved in water, wring the cloth nearly dry, and wipe the area. Rinse and immediately dry with a clean, soft white cloth.
  • Do not put wood furniture near direct heat. In a dry climate, even kiln-dried boards may experience some shrinkage.
  • Dampness damages wood furniture, so always use a coaster!
  • Irregularities in wood are natural, and add to its beauty.