Product Care Guide

LEATHER CARE

Leather is a natural product and requires regular care to preserve its beauty and durability. Using proper cleaning techniques will help maintain the leather’s appearance, quality, and texture.

 

Leather Maintenance Recommendations:

·  To clean, and dust, use a damp, soft cloth. To remove body oil, dirt and stains, use a non-detergent, non-alkaline mild soap or quality leather cleaner. Clean as required, or monthly. Clean gently along stitch seams and creases in the material, removing dust, stains and dirt. Frequent dusting is recommended with a soft cloth or with a soft brush vacuum attachment.

 

Caution:

·  Do not use oils or polish on leather.

·  Do not use detergents, solvents, abrasive or non-recommended cleaners.

·  When cleaning, avoid excessive rubbing and pressure.

·  Do not place the chair in direct sunlight or by direct heat sources such as vents.

 

For Leather:

Pay particular attention to areas that come into contact with skin, such as arm rests, and head rest areas. Body oils and salts from the skin will damage and discolor the surface of leather. Clean regularly, especially if in warm, humid weather. Topical medications, oils, cosmetics and other skin treatments may damage and discolor the product surfaces.

 

·  Leather is a natural product, therefore color and texture may vary.

 

WOOD CARE

Wood requires regular maintenance care. To preserve the wood finish, regularly remove dust and gently wipe with a clean soft cloth. Use a quality wood-cleaning product, never use detergent. In extreme cold, heat, or humidity, it is important to apply quality wax and/or polish lightly. Regular cleaning and polishing will preserve the appearance and extend the life of the product.

 

Wood Cleaning and Treatment Recommendations:

·  Clean using a damp, soft cloth or sponge. Wipe dry, being sure to not leave a residue. If necessary, a non-alkaline, non-detergent soap may be used to clean the product. Wipe thoroughly and dry immediately.

·  For treatment, apply a high-quality natural paste wax or polish every 6 months.

·  Avoid positioning the product in areas with direct sunlight or in the direct path of heat or cold sources.

FABRIC CARE

To maintain the condition and prolong the fabric life the following
cleaning and maintenance guidelines are recommended.

 

Regular Care:       

·  Vacuum regularly using low suction.

·  Treat spills and stains as soon as possible.

 

Spot Cleaning:

·  Use only upholstery detergents, and apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly in accordance with the instructions provided with the product.

·  Cushion fill material should be kept as dry as possible.

·  Avoid excessive rubbing.

·  Do not use solvent-based cleaners.

·  Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergent.

·  Let the upholstery dry in a shaded area away from direct heat or sunlight.

·  Allow the upholstery to dry completely before resuming use.

 

 

 

Periodic Cleaning:

·  Professional cleaning is recommended.

·  Clean with a hot water extraction (HWE or “steam”) cleaning machine.

·  Do not wash, dry clean, or shampoo the fabric upholstery.

·  Do not remove cushion covers for separate cleaning even though the covers may be removable.

 

Caution:

·  Protect the upholstery from direct sunlight and position the furniture away from direct heat sources.

·  Apply only water-based soil-resistant fabric protection treatments.

·  Do not use aerosol products on the upholstery.

 

 

 

BENCHMASTER FURNITURE

Product Care Guide May 2017