Care & Cleaning
How to Clean and Care for Leather?
- Dust often and use a vacuum cleaner crevice tool to clean seams.
- Clean weekly using a damp sponge or soft, lint-free cloth. Do not rub; instead, wipe gently.
- Do not use or place sharp objects on leather goods. Leather is very durable; however, it is not accident or damage proof.
- Keep leather furniture out of direct sunlight and at least two feet from heat sources to avoid fading and cracking.
- Do not place newspapers or magazines on leather furniture. The ink from these items may be transferred onto the leather.
- Do not use abrasives, harsh chemicals, or saddle soap on leather furniture. Only use recommended cleaners.
- Pretest all of the care products in a hidden area to make sure that they are compatible with the leather.
- Do not use common household cleaners on leather furniture. These cleaners can cause severe damage and costly repairs. Improper cleaning may void your leather furniture warranty.
Spot Cleaning Leather
- Blot any spills immediately; do not rub. Blot away the excess liquid with a clean, dry, white cloth; turning the cloth frequently. Spray the area with a marble cleaner or warm water and wipe.
- To remove a spot, follow these steps: Use a solution of 1/2 mild soap (Neutrogena) and 1/2 distilled water on a slightly dampened cloth or sponge. Rinse by blotting with distilled water. Blot to remove excess water.
- For difficult stains, contact a professional cleaning service.
How to Clean and Care for Rugs?
- Vacuum regularly on the lowest-level suction.
- Avoid fringe trim to prevent accidental fraying
- Rotate on a regular basis to evenly distribute wear. Professionally clean once a year to remove any stains.
How to Clean and Care for Wood Furniture?
- Use a lint-free cloth to polish wood furniture on a weekly basis.
- Keep furniture away from heating and air conditioning sources to prevent loss of moisture.
- Keep furniture out of direct sunlight to prevent fading or darkening of wood furniture.
- Use felt backing on lamps and other accessories to prevent scratches and gouges, and rotate accessories so they do not remain in the same spot all of the time.
- Use placemats under plates and hot pads under serving dishes.
- Use coasters under all beverages.
- Do not place newspapers or magazines on woods surfaces. The ink from these items may bleed into the finish and could damage the wood.
- Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals on wood furniture.
Spot Cleaning Wood
- To remove food stains, wipe up the spill immediately. Polish with a soft, clean cloth.
- To remove buttiness, rub surface with cloth dipped in solution of one tablespoon of vinegar mixed with one quart of water. Rub in the same direction as the grain until surface is completely dry. Follow with an application of furniture oil or polish that does not cause a waxy build-up or has silicones, such as Guardsman or Heritage.
- To remove water rings, rub with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and cooking oil in the same direction of the grain.
- To remove candle wax or chewing gum, hold an ice cube over the wax or gum for a few seconds so that it will chill and harden. Be sure to wipe up water as the ice melts to prevent water spots. Remove as much of the wax or gum as possible with your fingers and then scrape away the remainder gently using the dull edge of a table knife. Rub the spot briskly with a cloth saturated in cream wax. Repeat if needed.
How to Clean and Care for Upholstered Furniture?
- Keep upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight.
- Rotate cushions and pillows on a regular basis to allow even distribution of wear.
- Vacuum weekly using the upholstery attachment to remove soil that could be abrasive to surface.
- Do not place magazines or newspapers on upholstery. The ink from these items may bleed onto the fabric and cause stains.
- Use caution when using household chemicals near upholstered furniture. The overspray of these products could cause damage to your furniture.
- Periodic professionally cleaning is recommended.
Spot Cleaning Upholstery
- If a spill occurs, it is important to clean the fabric immediately.
- Blot with a clean, white cloth. Do not rub. Select the appropriate stain removal method. To determine this, look under one of the seat cushions or under the unit to find a tag. This tag shows a universal cleaning code. This cleaning code relates to a recommended method to be used. For a list of fabric/upholstery cleaning codes (see below).
- Pretest all of the care products in a hidden area to make sure that they are compatible.
- To prevent rings, it is important to clean spots from the outside to the middle of the affected area.
- Do not use detergents or strong chemicals to clean your upholstery.
How to Clean and Care for Mattresses?
- Vacuum mattress regularly.
- After a few months, turn and rotate a mattress twice a year to help equalize the wear and tear that normally occurs.
- It is suggested to use a mattress pad as protection from stains.
- Do not allow your mattress to get wet. Protect it from liquids.
- Do not use dry cleaning products on your mattress. This may cause damage to some of the material.
Spot Cleaning Mattresses
- If your mattress becomes wet or soiled, blot any excess moisture using a soft cloth.
- To clean a stain/spot, use mild soap with cold water and apply lightly.
How to Clean and Care for Glass Furniture?
- Do not slide rough objects across glass. This can cause permanent scratches to the surface.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners on glass, which may cause scratches.
- Do not clean glass without rinsing off excessive dirt and debris.
- To clean, use warm water and a soft, lint-free cloth. Wring out excess water and wipe surface. Dry immediately with a dry lint-free cloth.
- A non-abrasive commercial glass cleaner may also be used.