our tips and tricks
MAINTENANCE LEATHER FURNITURE
Important tips for leather treatment:
- Dust your furniture and weekly maintenance from day one with the Leolux cleaning water (except Nubuck). This will remove skin oils that are on headrests and armrests attaching and affect the leather on term. See the packaging for the correct frequency.
- Take with a cotton cloth right away on what spills out, so moisture doesn't get the chance in the leather.
- Do not place leather furniture in direct sunlight. Leather can dry out or discolor.
- Place your leather furniture never too close to a stove, fireplace or radiator CV. Leather can dry out locally and shrinks making cracking is possible. The wooden hull would be able to pull or tear.
- Provide the right humidity (50-60%). The natural product leather feels the best when they return home.
Maintenance Nubuck leather (Suave)
We recommend for this learn to type some reluctance at the maintenance. One service per year or every two years is normally sufficient. A special cleaner for nubuck leather is available at Van Waay interiors.
Maintenance products keep the leather supple and prevent dehydration. The means and Anilinecare are standard Ecocare transparent. Ecocare is also on color available. The colors are matched to the leather collection. In most cases it is sufficient to the use of the transparent medium. A colored medium is recommended if (part of) your furniture is discolored by excessive sunlight or wear.
The treatment is simple: a few drops on a cotton cloth and rub in. After a short drying period Polish off with a dry cotton cloth. Please note that pressure or never rub too hard because that can cause unnecessary wear to the leather. Test the product the first time on an inconspicuous area.
MAINTENANCE WOOD FURNITURE
Wood veneer is a natural product with all the associated properties. No veneer sheet, how skillfully also stabbed or peeled, is identical. The composition of multiple veneer parts, we make every effort to get out of the materials being made available to optimum selection. Deviations will not be avoided but that is also the charm of real wood.
Finish and maintenance
The veneers are supplied in various tones and can be provided with different stain colors. In all cases, they are painted with a white epoxy in matte or satin.
The properties of that lacquer are identical to those of the other paints.
Maintenance is limited to normal cleaning with a damp cloth and degreasing agents.
No means with an abrasive effect.
This lakproduct two months after delivery is to also harden. Charge you in that period the table not too heavy.
Please note that Wood discolor under the influence of daylight. Cherry is redder and oak more yellow. For example, plastic protection caps under coasters or electric devices can contain substances which cause stains in mat-naturellak. These spots are no longer to remove. Therefore prefer to use felt to protect your table from scratches.
A table of solid wood is a natural product. Unlike veneered tables, where a thin layer of wood veneer is applied on a panel of MDF, is not only the layer of wood. Although "solid" not to say that the table top or the legs are manufactured in one piece, because wood "works" inevitable.
Under the influence of the air humidity the wood shrinks or turn it off. A sheet of one piece would be irrevocably warping. To overcome this, the table top made up of wooden rules, which to and to be glued. This keeps the expand and contract of the wood to a minimum. For the same reason, also the table legs are made up of several parts.
Also in the use you will with the "working" must take into account: post your solid wood table therefore not too close to a heater or fireplace and prevent large fluctuations in temperature and humidity (approx. 60% is ideal).
Solid wood is oiled or provided with lacquer. For the maintenance of lacquered tables, please refer to the chapters on Leolux lacquers and veneer species.
Maintenance of oiled wood
- The oil used for oiling wood, cleans and protects the wood and the grain comes even more beautiful. However, your table is more vulnerable to stains and moisture than a lacquered table. Therefore, take spills away immediately.
- For daily maintenance it is sufficient to take off the table with a dry or damp cloth. Treat your table regularly with the supplied oil, or with good quality teak oil. Apply the oil with a thin cloth on a clean, dry table. Wipe with a dry cloth.
- Do not use corrosive or abrasive cleaners.
- Light scratches and smudges treats you gently with a scouring pad in the direction of the grain. Then again applying oil.
- A maintenance kit for solid wood is available at Van Waay interiors.
Note: do not place hot objects (pans) directly on the wood. This creates circles that no longer to remove.
MAINTENANCE SUBSTANCES FURNITURE
Any substance can discolor under the influence of light. Brightly colored and dark fabrics suffer the most here. Post your furniture therefore preferably not in direct sunlight.
Also upholstery fabrics with natural fibers, and in particular woollen fabrics, stand to benefit from the right humidity (50-60%).
Do not allow children to play on the furniture with shoes on. Buckles and heels can permanently damage the tissue. Do not let pets on your furniture or scratching to the upholstery.
The warranty on materials expires after treatment with a dirt-resistant coating.
Major repairs (average 1 x per year).
This overhaul are sand and dust particles, as well as body salts and fats that penetrated deep into the fabric, removed. Detachable sleeves you can let chemical cleanings. Discuss the risks expressly in advance with the one run the cleaning.
This cleaning method is at your own risk. The fabrics you can fixed by an expert and recognized cleaning cleaning company. Stain your Leolux furniture? Solids, as far as possible, remove it with a spoon. Then a tea towel with cold water, wring out and on the stain spots and thus allow it to dry.
Not patting, rubbing or scrubbing. Not see if it works, the absorption of the liquid in the dish towel interrupted. Tough stains, let dry.
Micro fibers is the collective name for coating materials containing are manufactured from micro fibers of polyester and polyether. Also called non woven. The thin fibers are more than 200 times thinner than wool fibres and are, as the term "non-wovens" implies, not woven but in an ingenious chemical process. These upholstery fabrics are easy to clean. Alcantara ® is a well-known example of.
For the regular maintenance it is sufficient to clean weekly with the vacuum cleaner. To do this, use a soft brush to prevent damage to the fibers.
Stains that do not disappear at regular maintenance are good with water and SOAP (neutral) to remove:
Los a PH-neutral detergent in lukewarm water (25-35 degrees) and remove the stain with a soft cloth. You have 1 drop of SOAP for ca 50 l of water to flush out the stain
Detachable sleeves can be washed in washing machine with SOAP
Do not use too much water. The underlying foam may be damaged if it is soaked. Replace the water as soon as it is dirty.
At least three times after cleaning wash off with clean water. There should be no SOAP left behind. That causes accelerated pollution.
Press end to end a cotton cloth on the damp place to moisture as much as possible.
Repeat the treatment.
Please note that dyes from new clothing is very tricky to remove. Make sure your clothing dyes no longer.