Maintenance

Her er samlet en række råd og vejledninger i forbindelse med rengøring og vedligeholdelse af diverse møbeltyper.

Møbeltekstiler
Laminate
Metal furniture
Lacquered wooden surfaces

Furniture textiles

Cleaning and maintenance

General maintenance
Vacuum clean often, at least once a week. Non-greasy stains are removed by rubbing gently with a clean non-fluff cloth wrung out in soapy water or water with washing-up liquid (see Cleaning solutions below).

Wipe the surface with a clean soft cloth wrung out in warm water.
Warning! Do not rub or brush micro fibre materials while they are wet.

Stain removal
Stain removers should only be used after testing the reaction on a small inconspicuous spot. Discolouration is avoided by rubbing gently towards the centre of the stain using circular movements. Never use stain removers if there is latex foam filling under the upholstery. Foam cleaners can be used if the instructions provided are followed. Removable covers can very often be dry-cleaned.

Warning! Never use solvents. Solvents can dissolve underlying upholstery materials.

Cleaning solutions
Soap solution
– is made with 1 part soap flakes to 40 parts hot water. Cool before use.
Soft soap should not be used unless this is explicitly recommended in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Solution with washing-up liquid
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use no more than 1 tsp. washing-up liquid per litre water. When using concentrated liquids, a few drops per litre water will suffice.

 

Laminate

Cleaning and maintenance
Laminate is a synthetic product which can be cleaned with almost any kind of cleaning materials except products containing scouring powder.

General maintenance
Wipe the surface with a clean cloth wrung out in water with all-purpose cleaning agents or washing-up liquids (see Cleaning Solutions below).

Thorough cleaning
Wipe off loose dirt. Wipe the surface with a clean cloth wrung out in water with all-purpose cleaning agents. Apply all-purpose cleaning agent to the moist cloth and wipe the whole surface lengthwise along the surface structure until all dirt is dissolved.

Dip a clean cloth in clean water – preferably with white spirit or window cleaning agent and wipe off the surface. Wipe the surface dry using a clean dry cloth.

Cleaning solutions
Soap solution
– is made with 1 part soap flakes to 40 parts hot water. Cool before use.

Soft soap should not be used unless this is explicitly recommended in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Solution with washing-up liquid
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use no more than 1 tsp. washing-up liquid per litre water. When using concentrated liquids, a few drops per liter water will suffice.

 

Metal furniture

Cleaning and maintenance
The most common metals used in furniture production today are aluminium and chromium-plated, lacquered or stainless steel. All these surfaces are resistant to dirt as well as liquids. However, water can stain aluminium and stainless steel as well as cause damaged chromium-plated and lacquered steel surfaces to rust.

General maintenance
Wipe with a cloth wrung out in water and washing-up liquid (see Cleaning solutions below)

Thorough cleaning
Aluminium, chromium-plated and stainless steel can be wiped with a cloth moistened with methylated spirits.

Caution – fire risk! Provide ventilation!
Clean lacquered metal in the same manner as lacquered wood surfaces.

Cleaning solutions
Soap solution
– is made with 1 part soap flakes to 40 parts hot water. Cool before use.
Soft soap should not be used unless this is explicitly recommended in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Solution with washing-up liquid
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use no more than 1 tsp. washing-up liquid per litre water. When using concentrated liquids, a few drops per litre water will suffice.

 

 Lacquered wooden surfaces

Cleaning & Maintenance*

General maintenance
Wipe with a clean dry cloth or a cloth wrung out in clean water. Wipe off immediately with a clean dry cloth. Wipe soiled surfaces with a cloth wrung out in soap solution or water and washing-up liquid (see Cleaning Solutions below). Wipe off immediately with a clean dry cloth.

Thorough cleaning
A wide range of polishes for cleaning and maintaining glossy and matt lacquered finishes is available for various types of wood. Products for dark wood can cause changes in the colour and lustre of light wood. Products with silicone are resistant to moisture and dirt, but can penetrate the lacquer and hinder future treatment with lacquers. The sanding of lacquered surfaces should always be left to an expert. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the product in question.

Scuffmarks from shoes etc. on chair and table legs can be removed with benzine.
Caution – fire risk! Provide ventilation!

Cleaning solutions
Soap solution
– is made with 1 part soap flakes to 40 parts hot water. Cool before use.
Soft soap should not be used unless this is explicitly recommended in the manufacturer’s instructions.

Solution with washing-up liquid
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use no more than 1 tsp. washing-up liquid per litre water. When using concentrated liquids, a few drops per litre water will suffice.

*does not apply to French-polished surfaces