- Protect your Furniture from direct sunlight. It is impossible to prevent colours from fading as no fabric or leather is 100% colour fast so it is important to take adequate precautions to reduce the amount of direct sunlight to your furniture.
- Dust. The long term villain ‘Dust’ is settling daily on your favourite furniture which is easy to see on polished tables but not noticeable on upholstered furniture. It is important you vacuum regularly (weekly) using low suction to significantly extend the life of your furniture, as
accumulated dust & grit can work their way into fabrics. This can ultimately lead to the breakdown of even the strongest fabrics.
- Spot Cleaning. Try to treat spills & stains as soon as possible, gently remove any soil and mop up any excess liquid from the fabric. We recommend that you follow the fabric manufacturers care instructions attached to your furniture. Avoid saturating the fabric or filling with water or any other cleaning fluids. Should a proprietary brand fabric cleaner be needed we again advise you to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and also recommend testing the product in an unseen area prior to general use.
- During the first three months polyurethane foam & fibre padding tends to become softer before finally stabilizing itself. Light creases may also form on the cover following this natural settling. These creases are absolutely normal.
- Your furniture has been hand crafted by us using only the finest selected hides. It is important to note that leather is a natural product & during the life of the animal it inevitably comes into contact with barbed wire, bushes & the horns of other animals. As a result of these encounters scars, scratches & grain variation appear on your leather. These individual properties are normal and they enhance the natural quality of your sofa, setting it apart from any man made or synthetic reproductions.
- Be sure to regularly use proprietary brand leather cleaners, such as Leather Master or Guardsman, depending on your use of the furniture. Ensure you follow the maintenance instructions as advised by the manufacturer. Wipe any excess spots or spills with a soft cloth or sponge immediately. If staining occurs consult a leather care specialist. Avoid using detergents or other domestic cleaning agents as these products can damage your furniture.
- Leather, like our own skin, is porous so it is important to avoid as much as possible any build up of perspiration or body oils etc., on cushions or arms by regular maintenance. Without this regular maintenance, the build up of body oils can lead to the development of hard areas and possibly cracking in the leather.