Maintenance for Matte Lacquered Wood Surfaces
(Cherry, Rosewood, Wenge, Oak & Walnut)
For everyday cleaning use a dry or slightly damp cloth. For general maintenance use Lemon Oil Polish. This polish will clean, penetrate and help restore and protect lacquered wood surfaces. Apply with a clean soft cloth, rub extra hard at damaged areas and be sure to completely RUB OFF EXCESS POLISH with a dry absorbent cloth. Always rub the direction of the grain. ALWAYS PROTECT all lacquered surfaces from HEAT and MOISTURE. Use good quality coasters, placemats and solid surface trivets. Exposure to heat and/or moisture can result in clouded white stains that be very hard, if not impossible to remove.
Maintenance for Natural Teak Wood and all Oiled Surfaces
Teak is extremely easy to care for and very resistant to stains. As a matter of fact, there is no other hard wood as durable as teak for home and of ce use. If necessary it may be cleaned daily with a dry or slightly damp cloth. To keep the teak looking beautiful, it should be oiled with wood oil every 6 to 12 months. Always rub in the direction of the grain. After oiling, the teak must be thoroughly rubbed with a dry absorbent cloth. All the oil must be rubbed off the surface. In fact, it should feel just as dry to your touch as it did before you started to oil. Teak properly cared for, will change color slightly. The grain structure will be more pronounced and it will become more beautiful as it ages.
Natural woods change color when exposed to light. Therefore, an item left on the surface for some time may leave a mark as the wood changes color around it. As much as possible keep all wood furniture out of direct sunlight. Wood color may fade if exposed to sunlight.
Maintenance of Marble and Travertine
Event though these natural materials are very hard, they may stain from food or liquids that are spilled on them. Dining tables should wiped with a damp cloth after meals. For cleaning, soap and water or a cleaner, such as Windex can be used. We highly recommend that these materials be polished with Johnson's Pastewax or similar product. Frequent waxing will help protect the surface.
To remove stains, apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia or amyl acetate and acetone to the stains. Wipe with clear water. Bleach, mixed with water, may also be used, again followed by a good wiping with clear water. Please note that carbonated soft drinks may make stains if not promptly wiped up. Acidic foods may also stain or corrode finish.
IMPORTANT: The above instructions are for polished marble and travertine without polyester or lacquered nishes. On these finishes, only mild soap and water should be used for cleaning. Wax may be used for polishing.
Maintenance for Leather
Keep the leather clean at all times using a slightly damp cloth. Treat the leather once a month or less, depending on use, with Copenhagen's leather cleaner/conditioner. This lotion should not be left on the leather to dry, but instead it should be wiped off thoroughly with a dry, absorbent cloth. Do not use this or any lotion on "naked" or unprotected leathers. Perspiration can cause damage to wood and leather surfaces. Certain types of medicines can alter the composition of perspiration and subsequently increase this effect. Please use a blanket if pets are regularly on the leather. Oil from their fur can cause the leather to disintegrate.
Leather is a natural material and, as such, cannot be expected to be "perfect". Lines, scars and blemishes from healed wounds, as well as tiny holes from insect bites are to be expected. Such "imperfections" are considered to be hallmarks fo ne, top grain leather.
The best advice is regular cleaning as this will help extend the life and retain the look of the furniture fabric. Weekly vacuum cleaning at a reduced suction power is recommended. For a "deep cleaning" we recommend calling a professional.
RELATIVE TO USE, DECOMPRESSION IN ANY UPHOLSTERY PRODUCT WILL HAPPEN OVER TIME. THIS IS A NATURAL AND UNAVOIDABLE OCCURRENCE AND NOT A MANUFACTURING DEFECT.
For all out our products please remember, GOOD FURNITURE SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE CARE AND RESPECT IT DESERVES.
COPENHAGEN IMPORTS HAS MANY FINE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU PRESERVE THE BEAUTY OF YUR FURNITURE. PLEASE CALL OR VISIT ONE OF OUR STORES FOR INFORMATION ON THESE PRODUCTS.