Oil Treated Wood
About: In order for wood to retain its longevity, oiled wood surfaces must be maintained with sandpaper and oil, in order to give the oil surface a softer look and help with the development of a natural patina.
Daily Cleaning: Oil surfaces are easy to maintain by wiping down on a daily basis with a damp cloth (it should be wrung out, with as little water as possible) to remove any moisture, dust or residue. Once the surface has been wiped, use a dry cloth to ensure any excess moisture is removed. Be aware that the location of the furniture can have an impact on how the wood is maintained, for example if it is kept in direct sunlight or close to heated areas, this can dry out the wood and potentially cause it to split.
General Maintenance: General Maintenance is needed yeary, or after anything has happened to the table, for example spills or damage. After wiping down the wood with a hard-wrung cloth, you need to add a new layer of clear, hard-wax oil. Apply the oil directly onto the wood, before treating the overall surface and removing any excess. After the oil has dried, use another hard-wrung cloth to remove the remaining dust.
If light stains occur, sand the wood down with 150 grain sandpaper or a sand sponge, remove any excess dust from the surface, then give an oil treatment in the same direction as the wood’s grain. After the wood has been oiled, clean it twice and leave it for ten minutes. Ensure the wood is left for a minimum of 48 hours with no direct contact in order to avoid engraving any stains.
If the surface has harsh bruises or stains, for example from cups, then the oil surface must be sanded off and co- loured oil should be applied. Remember to always sandpaper in the direction of the wood grain.
Always avoid using very wet cloth on oiled surfaces as this will cause harm. If the stains are difficult to remove, you can dampen the cloth in water and wring it out, then use a dry cloth to dry the surface afterwards.
About: Lacquer is slightly more sensitive than varnish, but it sustains a beautiful patina that means small scratches are not visible to the naked eye. Lacquer provides an honest and natural sense of the material.
Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grains. A dedicated cleaning agent should only be used when removing stains. If the entire piece of furniture needs to be cleaned, then use a soft cloth that has been wrung in lukewarm water containing an all-purpose cleaning agent. It’s important to ensure you use a mild cleaning agent without sanding qualities, as this could damage the surface.
Lacquered furniture requires minimal maintenance. If small cracks occur in the lacquer, they can be mended with lacquer. Discolorations cannot be restored with cleaning agents, but require the assistance of a professional.
Important: Ensure surfaces are always kept dry and avoid leaving liquids on them.
Semi-aniline leather has a light finish, which makes the leather more resistant to dirt while also prolonging its longevity.
Wipe down with a soft, dry cloth. In case of light stains, use a soft cloth, tightly wrung in water, which has been boiled and then cooled to room temperature.It will be preferable to leave light stains to simply be absorbed into the naturally developing patina (e.g. stains from a pen). If liquids are spilt, immediately wipe the entire surface with a soft cloth, tightly wrung in cold water.
Soap flakes are a great alternative and are easier to dissolve in water. Use 1/2 dl of soap flakes to a liter of hot water. Whip the soap flakes into the water. Apply the foam all over the leather with a soft cloth. Once the leather has dried down, you can wipe with a soft, dry cotton cloth.
Important: Avoid placing leather in direct sunlight exposure, since this can cause dryness and crackling. Avoid cleaning agents and sharp objects.
Laminate is a highly durable material which requires minimal maintenance. It should be cleaned regularly, but no special treatment is required. However, it will discolour if surfaces are left unattended after spills from juice, colourful drinks, or harsh chemicals.
Wipe it down with a damp cloth that has been wrung in warm water. For harsh stains that do not disappear with regular cleaning, use a melamine sponge which is either dry or slightly moistened.
Wipe the surfaces daily with a cloth that has been wrung in lukewarm water, or lukewarm water containing a mild all- purpose cleaning agent, and then wipe with a dry cloth. Any liquid spills that have staining potential, such as red wine or coffee, must be wiped immediately to avoid discolourations. Remove tough stains or dirt by adding more cleaning agents and using a soft sponge, then finishing with a dry cloth.
Avoid rubbing the surface too harsh. Instead, dab with a cloth. Avoid excessive wetting and harsh abrasion, since it can ruin the fabric. Cleaning textile surface and fabrics regularly can also loosen the fibres over time.
Paper cord is a natural material that requires minimal maintenance and which will develop an attractive patina over time. It is durable, comfortable, and long-lasting, however it can be replaced or repaired by a profes- sional if required.
Any dust can be removed by vacuum-cleaning gently with a soft mouthpiece at medium suction. Wet stains should be removed immediately and any liquid spills soaked up with a soft cloth or paper towel.
Paper cord is a naturally resistant material which should last for many years. If necessary, it can be replaced or repaired by a skilled weaver. Discolouration of natural cord may occur as a result of contact with deeply coloured textiles, although this can be avoided by using a cushion on the sea. As a natural material, the paper cord will nat- urally patinate over time.
If stains or spills occur, avoid using any chemicals containing detergent and lightly dab stained areas with a tight- ly-wrung soft cloth.
Never use washing-up liquid on paper cord.
About:Linen webbing is made from quality flax and comes in two colours: natural and black. As an alternative to traditional upholstery, it is a light and breathable material that provides support and comfort.
Furniture webbing can suffer from wear and tear, which is why regular vacuum cleaning is recommended. Any stains should be managed immediately: Thick stains must be scraped off with a spatula or knife before any further action is taken. Vacuum-clean dry stains to remove any loose particles. Clean liquid skills with a napkin or dry cloth Remove non-greasy stains by dabbing from the edges to the middle of the stain, with a lint-free cloth or a sponge that has been wrung in hot water.
Avoid using any other chemicals or cleaning agents on the webbing surface.
About: Furniture with metal surfaces can withstand more differences in climate than other materials and require low maintenance in comparison to wood. They will last for many years but require special maintenance to ensure this.
Any stain can be wiped off with a slightly damp soft cloth that has been wrung in warm water containing a mild soap, then dried with a dry cloth.
BRASS: As brass tends to tarnish over time, it requires a coat of protective lacquer and the area should not be touched. Regular upkeep will maintain the brass and quality over the years. A hand-wrung cloth should be used when cleaning to prevent any scratches or stains on the surface.
BLACK FRAME: This is best cleaned with a damp cloth, water, and a mild, non-detergent soap. Wipe it dry after cleaning, and avoid using scrubbers or cleaners which could scratch the finish and expose the metal to rust-inducing moisture.
CHROME: Wipe with a damp cloth that has been soaked in warm water and then dry with a new cloth to avoid streaks and limescale stains. Another option is to add dish soap to warm water and use a hard-wrung cloth or sponge to wipe any excess from the surface.
Important: Chlorine or harsh-based liquids may cause discolouration, so should be avoided on the frames.
About: Fabric and textile furniture requires regular clearing in order to protect the fibres in the material. Even when it appears clean, regular cleaning is necessary to maintain the quality as fibres often collect dirt and stain particles below the surface level.
We recommend frequent vacuuming to draw out loose dust from the surface. Spills and stains should be removed as soon as they occur, and extraction cleaning should be considered if the stains are significant.
For stain removal, first soak up any liquid with a dry cloth, then use a sponge or cloth with clean water to remove the remaining stains.
Important: Avoid over saturating the fabric – if you wish to avoid leaving any marks on it, you should dab the cloth gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain as rubbing into the textile fabric can damage the material. Make sure you let the fabric dry out fully after cleaning before using it again.
If none of the above works, we advise you to contact a professional dry cleaner. Remember to state in advance whether the fabric has undergone any treatments, so they know how to approach it to avoid causing any further damage.
Veneer is created from natural hardwood, which is bonded to a stable composite base material. In com- parison to bigger woods, it comes in many different variants and textures and has a longer life, as it is not prone to the same ageing effects. As veneer is a natural solid wood, it is susceptible to warping and scratches, and care must be taken to ensure there is no blistering or peeling back of the edges. To protect against this, ensure regular light clean-ups.
Dust it regularly with a dry cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth. Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture.
Due to the glue that is used, veneer surfaces are fragile and moisture must be avoided as it will inter- act with the glue. Ensure you do not use any furniture polish, wax, silicone, moist or wet cloths on the surface.
The commercial warranty applicable to Brdr. Krüger products covers material and manufacturing process defects. Products are under warranty for a period of 5 years as of the date of invoice sent to the original purchaser. The warranty is granted solely to the original purchaser of the product and is not transferable, either directly or indirectly, to any third party.
In accordance with this warranty, Brdr. Krüger undertakes to repair or replace with a similar product, according to its own criteria and free of charge, any product with any of the defects indicated above, provided that these arise under normal conditions of use. Read more