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Maintaining Custom Furniture

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Maintaining Custom Furniture

Renfro Interiors have been successfully serving the southeast with the finest quality furniture for over 30 years which makes maintaining furniture an important topic. We must protect our customers investment which is why we wanted to share this video about furniture upkeep provided by one of our favorite furniture manufactures Taylor King. Taylor King Furniture is built close to home in Taylorsville, NC and as you can see from the video keeps quality as an important part of every piece. Taylor King manufactures handcrafted, custom upholstered furniture using the finest designer fabrics and leathers sourced from around the world.

If you have any questions feel free to stop in our showroom to ask questions or see the newest furniture styles available from Renfro Interiors and Taylor King as well as many more companies.

Below are some care instructions supplied by some of Renfro’s furniture designer HENREDON FURNITURE:

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WOOD CARE

Each piece of furniture responds differently to changes in temperature and humidity in your home. Expansion at the joints and seams will return to its original shape and size as seasons change. Protective coverings such as felt backed place mats and table pads will help protect the finish on your furniture. This is especially important for wood furniture that is used in kitchen areas. Because each piece of wood is unique, you can expect variations in grain appearance and stain coloration. Random distressing is applied by hand and adds a distinctive heirloom appearance to the finish of some pieces. Ask your dealer if your furniture has this feature. Many wood pieces include levelers and door hinges that must be periodically adjusted to ensure smooth operation of doors and drawers. TV and other electronic equipment should be measured to ensure proper fit.

Treat drawer glides with petroleum jelly or candle wax for smooth operation.

Table leaves should always be stored flat. *Opening & closing of dining tables requires two people, when inserting or removing table leaves.
*This will avoid damaging.

Keep furniture out of sunlight to avoid sun damage and bleaching.

Keep furniture away from heating/air conditioning sources as they affect the moisture content of the wood.

Do not set synthetics or rubber products on the wood finish as the chemicals may damage the finish.

Do not leave newspapers and magazines on wood because the inks can bleed onto the finish and into the wood.

Periodically adjust levelers and door hinges to ensure smooth operation of doors and drawers.

UPHOLSTERY CARE

Loose cushions and pillows should be flipped, rotated and fluffed on a weekly basis to keep filling materials evenly distributed and allow for even wear. Vacuum all upholstery once a week with a brush attachment only. Down cushions can be cleaned using a sofa whisk broom or soft brush to clean fabric. Heat and moisture should be kept away from upholstery as fading and discoloration may occur. Never expose your upholstery to direct sunlight. You should professionally clean your furniture once a year! Look for the cleaning code under the seat cushion of your furniture. To clean your upholstered furniture please follow the instructions on the cleaning code chart below:

Cleaning Code DC

Professional dry-cleaning only.

Cleaning Code S

Clean this fabric with pure solvents (petroleum distillate-based products). Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. CAUTION: Use of water- based or detergent-based solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking. Water stains may become permanent and unable to be removed with solvent cleaning agents. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

Cleaning Code SM

Same as cleaning code S except “DO NOT BRUSH”

Cleaning Code SW

Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure solvents (petroleum distillate-based products). Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

Cleaning Code W

Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents or water-based foam to remove overall soil. Many household cleaning agents are harmful to the color and life of a fabric. Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

Cleaning Code X

Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking or fading.

Cleaning Code M

Miscellaneous Cleaning Information:

For fabrics with “SU” prefix:

Blot spills with blotting paper and pad the stain with a cloth soaked in alcohol or dry cleaning fluid. Blot with cloth to dry. Do not rub area.

For fabrics with “PL” prefix:

Use mild soap and water for most stains. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to dab the stain. Remove soap solutions by wiping area with clean cloth. For other stains, remove with a mild solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid, paint thinner). Lightly wipe the stain moistened with solvent and blot dry

LEATHER CARE

Your fine leather furniture may contain variations and nuances of shading, color, and the unevenness or roughness of texture which give this product its unique personality and are not to be considered as imperfections. Your Henredon product may have undergone a special distressing process to give it a weathered appearance. The durability of this product is in no way impaired by this process; rather, it will only continue to become better and more personal with age.

Aniline and Protected Leathers

CLEANING CODE A AND P

  • Areas of a hide absorb dyes differently, so some color variation is normal. Scars and branding marks are natural markings and are not considered flaws.
  • Try to maintain at least 2 feet between your furniture and heating sources. Do not place your furniture in windows, under skylights, or in sunrooms.
  • All materials are subject to fading over time. ANILINE leathers are especially sensitive to sunlight.
  • The application of a leather protectant cream will greatly improve the leather’s resistance to staining and soiling. It is important that you treat high use areas like the seats, arms and backs.
  • Fully clean your furniture with a soft cleaner and re-protect with a protection cream every six months to remove dirt as well as gradual accumulation of body oils and perspiration. For oil based stains, use a leather degreaser.
  • Do not use any other products that are not recommended as they may negatively affect the leathers surface.

Nubuck Leather

CLEANING CODE N

  • Areas of a hide absorb dyes differently, so some color variation is normal. Scars and branding marks are natural markings and are not considered flaws.
  • Try to maintain at least 2 feet between your furniture and heating sources.
  • NUBUCK leathers will fade when placed in direct sunlight. Do not place your furniture in windows, under skylights, or in sun rooms. All materials are subject to fading over time.
  • The application of a leather protectant cream will greatly improve the leather’s resistance to staining and soiling. It is important that you treat high use areas like the seats, arms and backs.
  • For water based stains use a leather cleaner. Allow to dry then use a cleaning cloth to renew the Nubuck effect. For oil based stains, use a leather degreaser.
  • Do not use any other products that are not recommended as they may negatively affect the leathers surface.

MARBLE AND STONE CARE

Marble/Stone are naturally formed over the course of millions of years. While, the surface of the Marble /Stone have been filled and/or polished, the majority of the tops natural characteristics – including veining, hairline fissures, pores, and color variations – remain an intrinsic part of the material’s natural beauty, ensuring that each piece of furniture is a unique item to be treasured and enjoyed for many years to come.

• Protect surfaces from scratching, staining, and etching by keeping them free of debris

or sharp objects. Wiping up spills immediately and avoiding contact with chemicals,

particularly acid-based materials.

• Clean with pH neutral products or those especially formulated for use on Marble/Stone.

• After a period of use, apply a penetrating sealer to prevent contaminates from being

absorbed into the top.

• Remove stains with special absorbent poultices formulated for use on Marble/Stone.

• Renew the surface on polished Marble/Stone (identified by its high gloss surface) by

buffing with special Marble/Stone polish powders or creams.

• Do not use polish on tops with a matte finish, which has been honed rather than

polished. (Penetrating sealer may be used on both polished and honed tops)

CUSTOM PAINT AND LACQUER FINISH CARE

We suggest you clean the custom painted and/or high gloss lacquer finish on your Henredon furniture in the following way:

• Polish the finish using a non-abrasive soft clean cloth (like a cotton t-shirt) and an

industry recognized furniture polish. If your piece has a combination of standard wood

finish and a custom painted or high gloss lacquer finish, clean both parts of the case

the same as outlined above.

• Do NOT use furniture oils or any abrasive cleaning powders or liquids. Feather

dusters are NOT recommended, nor are disposable furniture wipes. Keep in mind

that excessive exposure to sunlight, dampness, heat or cold may affect any fine

furniture. By following these simple care instructions, your Henredon furniture

should provide you with a lifetime of beautiful service and enjoyment

Renfro Interiors
9700 Kingston Pike, Suite 14
Knoxville, TN 37922

 

Maintaining Custom Furniture

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Suite 14

Knoxville, TN 37922

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