Cleaning Tips

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If you need immediate cleaning help for stains on your furniture, try these tips:

Note: Before applying any of these specific remedies, ALWAYS test a spot in a hidden area FIRST (such as the underside of a cushion). Not responsible for any damages that may occur as a result of any cleaning methods listed below, these are only suggestions, not recommendations. Use methods at your discretion.

 

Endurosuede

Wood

Leather

 

 

Endurosuede

For household spills and stains:

  • Mix 1 ounce of Enduro Suede cleaning solution with 8 ounces warm water 
  • Apply to the stain with a sponge or cloth. The fabric can be scrubbed thoroughly. 
  • After scrubbing the stain itself, wipe down the ENTIRE section of the furniture (for example, the entire seat cushion or arm) from seam-to-seam. Scrub evenly over the fabric left-to-right and front-to-back, then let dry. This will eliminate outline rings or watermarks left behind by spot cleaning.

For Chewing Gum:

  • Freeze the spot with an ice cube or canned air
  • Hit with a hard, blunt object
  • Vacuum up chips
  • Follow the steps above for Household Spills and Stains

 

Although the following items (ink, odors, and wax) are not covered by the warranty, here are a few tips (or check online for more ideas) that might help. As these remedies are at your own risk, a TEST SPOT is always recommended.

For odors:

Some quick home remedies can help reduce and eliminate odors from fabric and cushions

Baking Soda

  • When furniture is dry, sprinkle some baking soda on the area
  • Rub baking soda in a bit
  • Cover with a towel and let sit for a few hours
  • Brush baking soda off

White Vinegar

  • Mix a solution of 1 part white vinegar with 3 parts water
  • Apply liberally with a sponge and allow it to soak into the cushion

The vinegar smell will dissipate as it dries and evaporates.

For Ink:

  • Apply rubbing alcohol to the ink stain and blot, working from the outside of the spot toward the middle to avoid spreading the stain
  • After the ink is mostly gone, follow the steps above for Household Spills and Stains

For Wax:

Follow instructions above for chewing gum.

 

Wood

Watermarks or Cup Rings

  • Apply the Furniture Polish
  • Allow to sit for only a minute or two
  • Gently buff the furniture in the direction of the grain
  • Repeat a couple of times to help restore shine to the wood finish

Watermarks and cup rings can be caused by dehydration of the wood. To re-moisturize, try these home remedies:

Mayonnaise:

  • Apply a coat of mayonnaise over the stain
  • Let sit for several hours
  • Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth
  • Polish the furniture with the Furniture Polish following the steps above

Salt and Cooking Oil:

  • Make a paste of salt and cooking oil
  • Apply to spot
  • Allow to sit 10-15 minutes
  • Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth
  • Polish the furniture with the Furniture Polish following the steps above

Toothpaste:

  • Rub a small amount of toothpaste into the mark with a damp cloth in the direction of the grain
  • Wipe off immediately with a dry cloth


Leather 

How to Use the Leather Care Kit

Leather Protectant:

The Leather Protectant must be applied within 24 hours of receiving the furniture to activate the warranty. 

  • Apply the Leather Protectant to a clean cloth or sponge
  • Gently rub into the leather
  • Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes
  • Gently wipe any excess Leather Protectant off with a clean, damp cloth
  • Leather may temporarily darken

It is not necessary to re-apply the Leather Protectant and it should NEVER be applied over dirty or stained furniture, as doing so may seal stains IN.

Leather Conditioner:

Use the Leather Conditioner to moisturize and condition leathers to help prevent drying.

  • Apply Leather Conditioner to a clean cloth
  • Gently rub it into the leather
  • Leather will temporarily darken

If you notice a white residue after the furniture dries, it is possible too much conditioner was applied or it was left on too long before it was rubbed in. To remedy:

  • Wipe leather with a soft cloth and warm water
  • If needed, add a splash of the Leather Cleaner to the water and gently wipe the residue

To avoid white residue in the future, try applying a smaller amount or treat smaller areas of the furniture at a time so the Leather Conditioner can be rubbed in before it dries.

Leather Cleaner:

Use the Leather Cleaner to remove general soiling and water based stains.

  • DILUTE 1 ounce of Leather Cleaner to 8 ounces of warm water
  • Using a clean cloth or sponge, gently wipe the affected area

Stains on Leather (including urine)

When a stain is new, you can "flush" the stain out of the leather by applying clean water to dilute the stain:

  • Wipe the whole area evenly and gently with water to avoid spotting or watermarks

Water will not hurt the leather, especially if you apply it uniformly.