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CARE

CARE & CLEANING – WOOD/METAL

A lenient damp cloth should be used to clean thefinished wood surfaces, polished lacquer and metal, sponging in the direction of the grain. Do not apply harsh cleaners or chemicals or any other abrasive nor use abrasive materials for cleaning.



DRAPES / CURTAINS AND BED SHEETS

Wash plain-panel or simply constructed draperies only when they are labeled washable. Hand- or machine-wash window treatments may be laundered on the gentle cycle, using cool water and mild detergent. Be careful not to overload the washing machine. Tumble dry window treatments on the low or air setting, or line dry. Complete the cleaning process by ironing curtains on their reverse side.

Wash sheets separately from towels or other clothing. This gives the sheets more room to circulate in the water, which means they'll get cleaner. Washing sheets alone also prevents damage caused by zippers and other fasteners, and it reduces the amount of pilling that can happen over time.

Always pretreat stains before laundering sheets. Avoid using bleach on bed linens as it can damage the fabric. If you need to brighten white sheets, add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the wash water instead of bleach. Use a mild detergent for cotton and cotton-polyester-blend sheets. Special fabrics such as linen and silk may require a specialized detergent.

If your washing machine features a center agitator, loosely form each sheet into a ball before dropping it into the tub. This strategy will reduce the damage that can be caused by sheets coming into contact with the agitator.

Use a gentle wash cycle and cool or lukewarm water. Remove the sheets as soon as the cycle is over to reduce wrinkles. Shaking the sheets out before placing them in the dryer can also reduce wrinkles.

When possible, dry sheets on an outside clothesline but out of direct sun. If drying in the clothes dryer, use a low heat setting to minimize damage from high temperatures.

Remove the sheets from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over, and fold them, smoothing wrinkles with your hands. If wrinkles have set, dry the sheets for an additional five minutes with a damp towel tossed into the mix to add moisture. Avoid ironing the sheets if possible because that kind of heat can damage the fibers.



SOFAS AND CHAIRS

Caring for your Sofa

If possible, rotate the cushions and pillows on your sofa every week for even wear.

For fabric upholstery, weekly vacuuming will keep your sofa fresh by removing any loose particles. Leather furniture should be dusted weekly with a soft cloth and treated with a conditioner every 6-12 months to keep it soft and lustrous.

Professional cleaning is recommended about once a year.

If fading is a concern (for both fabric and leather), take extra care to avoid placing your sofa in direct sunlight.


Cleaning your Sofa

Sometimes, spot cleaning can cause a wet-looking ring or fading. It's always best to have the entire piece cleaned by a professional. However, if you decide to clean on your own, check the cleaning code on your piece of furniture. (This may be found in the packaging information, under a cushion, or on the bottom of the sofa.)

On fabric sofas, blot (don't rub!) spills as soon as possible with a clean, absorbent white cloth. Blot from the outside inward to prevent a ring from forming. If the upholstery fabric has a thick pile, you may try brushing the fabric with a stiff bristle brush. If you are going to treat a stain with a cleaning agent, test it ahead of time in a small, hidden area.

On leather sofas, most spills can just be wiped away. However, old stains can be treated with lukewarm water.

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