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Maintaining your mid-century pieces

Wood

When required, use non-toxic furniture polishes to clean wooden surfaces (as these will not damage the finish) We use Method Wood Polish, occasional use of Wood Silk non-silicon polish

If the item has been finished with oil, replenish the oil when required (i.e when the wood has become dry) following the instructions on the oil tin

Do not leave any wood furniture in direct sunlight as this can cause fading, especially to furniture finished with varnish or lacquer.

Be sure to wipe dry any water or liquids on surfaces immediately (always use coasters!)

Leather

To avoid cracking, use leather balsam on leather items, this should be done when the leather is clean and dry. We use Renapur Leather Balsam

Keep leather out of direct sunlight as it can fade

Keep dry, as water marks can remain on leather items, when required use leather cleaner (wipes/leather shampoo) ensuring to always follow the directions on the packaging.

Silver/silver plate

Ensure items are clean ready for polishing. We use Goddard’s Long Term Silver Polish Cloth.

Constant polishing will cause long-term damage to silver plate and can remove decoration on silver.

Lighting

All lighting has been checked and tested by professional electricians, to ensure the longevity of lighting, LED bulbs with the lowest possible wattage should be used (as they remain cool & do not damage lighting)

We recommend all mid-century/antique lighting is tested regularly, to maintain its use and safety.

Upholstered pieces

Keep fabrics out of direct sunlight, as this can cause fading and discolouration.

Try to keep fabrics dry, if a spillage occurs, dab liquid off immediately, do not wipe or rub, as this may spread the stain. Use non-toxic stain removers if required

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