Maintain your furniture's beauty
Clean any accumulated residues from finished wood surfaces, including polyester and catalyzed lacquer finishes, with a very mild, non-ammonia soap-and-water solution. Apply this to the surface with a soft, non-abrasive cloth, rubbing lightly in the direction of the grain. Once the area has been cleaned, remove the soap film with a cloth dampened in clean water. Then dry with a clean cloth. Do not use solvents to clean wood surfaces. Polish finished wood surfaces using a transparent liquid furniture polish that does not contain silicone, stains or abrasives. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and apply with the grain. Be sure to remove any excess with a clean dry cloth.
MATTE TABLETOP ADVISORY
Tabletops with a matte sheen value are more likely to show markings and rubbing/scratching the surface should be avoided as much as possible.
Plastic laminate may be cleaned with any glass or plastic cleaning agent. WallGoldfinger recommends Countertop Magic®, which is available in many hardware stores. Abrasive cleaners should not be used.
STONE AND METAL
Granite, marble and most metal surfaces may be cleaned with a very mild, non-ammonia, soap-and-water solution. Apply this to the surface with a soft, non-abrasive cloth, rubbing lightly. Once the area has been cleaned, remove the soap film with a cloth dampened in clean water. Dry with a clean cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive materials.
Wash with a soft cotton cloth and warm water. Use a mild soap if desired. For dried spills, bleach-free cleaners, such as Clorox Disinfecting Kitchen Cleaner®, Goo Gone®, Lysol Disinfecting or Sanitizing Wipes® and Windex®, are recommended. Do not use abrasive, strong alkaline or acid cleaners or scrubbing pads.
Remove dust and dirt with a damp, soft cloth or sponge and a solution of mild soap and/or liquid detergent in water. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Use a soft, damp cloth to blot dry. Rubbing a dry cloth can scratch the material and create static charge. Avoid scouring compounds, squeegees or scrapers, and solvents.
Glass should be cleaned with water and a soft, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. Mild, non-alkaline glass cleaner free of silicone and polishing additives can be used. Care should be taken to ensure that no abrasive particles are trapped between the glass and cleaning materials. Remove all residue and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth.
For day-to-day cleaning lightly wipe resin with a damp, soft cloth or chamois to reduce electricity and dust attraction. For dirty areas, wash with lukewarm water and mild soap or detergent, such as dish washing detergent, and rinse clean. Avoid getting water into exposed edge seams of multilayer or laminated resin. For more stubborn dirt, use a household cleaner such as Fantastik® or Formula 409® or an acrylic cleaner such as 20/20 Plasti-Cleaner®. Rise with soap and water. Do not use abrasive materials or solvents. Some minor scratches can be removed with careful use of a 3M Scotch-Brite® pad.
Soap and water is usually sufficient to remove surface dirt and stains from solid surfacing. Ammonia-based liquid cleaner (not window cleaner) may be used. Always rinse surface thoroughly and wipe dry. Drying prevents build-up of soap film or cleaning residue, which can create the appearance of light scratches over time. For darker colors, furniture polish may be used to enhance shine. Where food contact is a possibility, choose a polish formulated for food contact areas.
FABRIC AND LEATHER
To maintain your upholstered furniture, it is important to vacuum all fabric surfaces often. Tack board fabric can be cleaned with a water-based cleaning agent or foam. For removing water-based stains, soak up whatever was spilled immediately. Use a solution of warm soapy water and a sponge or soft bristled brush to gently brush stain from the outside in with light, quick strokes. Do not over saturate. Soak up remaining cleaning solution and then remove any residue with clean cloth dipped in cool water. Allow to dry and vacuum. For oil-based stains, repeat the same procedure but with a dry cleaning solution. For spot cleaning, use an upholstery cleaner sparingly. Rub gently with a clean, white cloth. Leather should be frequently dusted to reduce the potential abrasive effects of accumulated dust particles. For more specific directions, consult the product’s manufacturer.
Ordinary dirt, smudges and water soluble stains, such as coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, etc., can be removed with mild soap and water. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to dab the stain with soapy water, mixed according to the manufacturer’s directions. Remove the soap solution by wiping the area with a cloth and clean water. Dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. Avoid using cleaners containing abrasives or bleach.
WOOD: Wood finishes can be harmed by certain vinyl and rubber compounds when they are left in contact with the wood surface for extended periods of time. Some notebook covers, clear opaque mats and coasters, and the rubber or plastic feet on such items as ash trays may contain these materials. As an alternative, you may use self-adhesive felt feet or pads on objects that may mar the wood’s surface. Avoid indentions from use of pencils or ball-point pens by using a protective non-vinyl writing pad. Liquid left on finished veneer and wood surfaces will cause damage. Wipe up any liquid spills immediately.
STONE: While carefully sealed before leaving the factory, stone is sensitive to acids, such as lemon juice, coffee and soda, which can cause etching of the stone’s surface. Avoid allowing these materials to come into contact with stone. Stone is a porous material that can stain easily. Wipe up spills quickly.
GLASS: Liquids left on glass may cause staining.Wipe up any spills immediately, including in seams and below glass surface.
Virtually all of the materials used in our furniture can be damaged by sudden temperature or humidity changes and extended exposure to sunlight, extreme heat, extreme cold or humidity extremes. We recommend that furniture be kept in the same environment that is considered healthful for people: 65°-75° Fahrenheit and relative humidity of 25-55 percent.
CONTACT THE FACTORY
If you have additional questions about caring for your furniture, you are encouraged to contact the WallGoldfinger Furniture project management team for assistance. A project manager can offer solutions, connect you with materials’ manufacturers or work with you to find a repair professional who can help extend the life of your WallGoldfinger furniture.