CARING FOR YOUR FURNITURE

TIMBER VENEER SURFACES

  • Wipe down with damp cloth, using mild liquid household washing detergent to keep dust and static attraction to a minimum
  • Stubborn stains may not be able to be removed. Light stains/marks can be removed with a mixture of equal parts methylated spirits and water.
  • Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.

 

LAMINATE SURFACES

  • Wipe over with clean, soft, damp cloth. Slightly soiled surfaces or light stains can be removed with warm soapy water or with a common bathroom detergent
  • Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth

 

METAL POWDER COAT SURFACES

  • Remove any loose deposit with a wet sponge rather than risk micro scratching the surface with dry dusting.
  • Using a soft brush and mild detergent in warm water, clean the powder coating to remove any dust, salt or other deposits
  • Wipe thoroughly with a damp, clean cloth to remove any remaining detergent etc.
  • Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth

 

LEATHER UPHOLSTERY

  • Avoid the use of emery, sandpaper, steel wool or any other abrasive materials.
  • Do not use solvent based liquids.
  • Lounge and executive chairs. The leather has been treated for resistance against spills and stains, and is naturally durable and easy to care for.
  • Use damp cloth for regular cleaning. For more thorough treatment, use cloth and mild soap suds
  • Vacuum regularly on low setting
  • Polish with dry cloth
  • Watch out for perspirations areas as this can cause a breakdown in the natural leather coating.

 

FABRIC UPHOLSTERY

Professional cleaning recommended.

  • For surface dust, remove with soft bristle brush.
  • Vacuum regularly using very low suction Protect from direct sunlight
  • Spot cleaning by sponge with either wool detergent, shampoo or dry-cleaning fluid (not soap)
  • Test on concealed area before proceeding. Sponge with clean water (do not over wet fabric).
  • Dry without delay and away direct heat.

 

CHROME FINISH

Executive chairs and lounge bases

  • Use non-streak window cleaner – Windex or similar product
  • Spray on cleaner and wipe off with soft cloth
  • Do not use dish-washing or laundry detergents.
  • Executive and task chairs

Gas lift

Chairs fitted with gas lift cylinders should be operated on a regular basis, (at least once a week) to prevent the cylinder from seizing up. Chairs should be adjusted through their full range at least once a month.

Castors

It is desirable to clean wheel chair castors with vacuum cleaner every six months

Mechanism

Check the tightness of all bolts and screws every twelve months. Do not over tighten. Mechanisms should be operated through their full range at least once a month.

 

WOOD

  • Dust the furniture to remove surface dirt. Now you’re ready to remove light soiling.
  • Start with the gentlest cleaner and move up to stronger ones as needed.
  • Try mixing a weak solution of water and dishwashing soap.
  • Dip a soft cloth in the solution, wring it out and wipe the entire piece. You want a damp cloth, not a wet one.
  • Don’t saturate the wood, and rinse your cloth often.
  • Take a second, clean cloth and dry the piece thoroughly.

POLYPROPYLENE PLASTIC

  • Wipe down with a soft, damp cloth using warm, soapy water
  • Wipe thoroughly with clean damp cloth to remove any remaining detergent.
  • Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth
  • Do not use solvent based cleaning fluids or abrasive cleaners

Normal Cleaning:

  • Wash plastic surfaces with warm water and colourless, non-abrasive liquid detergents
  • Leave the soapy solution for a few minutes and then, if necessary, scrub the surface with a flexible bristle brush.
  • Subsequently rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft cloth
  • Avoid prolonged contact with coloured or fatty substances, because they can be absorbed by the polymer and leave stains
  • If using water pressure systems for cleaning, be aware not to damage the surface.
  • Abrasive cleaners that may affect the product must not be used

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