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Tips for taking care of your furniture


A little tender loving care goes a long way. Keep your Soul & Tables purchases in tip-top shape with some basic care tips that will help you get the most out of your furniture.

And remember, if you ever need any extra help dealing with those pesky stubborn stains, we’re just a quick phone call or email away.


General care tips

  • Use placemats and coasters under hot pots and pans or cold glasses and bottles to prevent them from leaving marks on the furniture.

  • Clean up any spills immediately to prevent any severe staining.

  • When cleaning the surface of any wood furniture, always work in the direction of the wood grain.

  • Because they are natural materials, oak will darken or yellow over time while teak and walnut will fade slightly when directly exposed to UV light. To prevent discolouration, shield you furniture from direct sunlight and shift around objects placed on the furniture from time to time.


TEAK OAK WALNUT
SOFT FURNISHING FERMOB OUTDOOR FURNITURE NOTRE MONDE TRAYS & TABLES

TEAK


To allow the beauty of its grain to take centre stage, our teak furniture is simply polished, so that its natural oils can rise to the surface. Because teak is a high density wood, stains do not penetrate too deeply, making it easy to use and maintain.

Daily care

- Dust your furniture regularly with a dry, non-fluffy cloth.
- To clean up spills, use a cloth or sponge dampened (not too wet!) with a solution of water and natural soap or gentle soap.

Don’t worry about cleaning teak too often – frequent cleaning with a natural soap solution will gradually cause it to build up a protective layer, allowing it to become even more stain repellent.

Preventive treatment

If you’re worried about stains, consider adding a protective layer of varnish to your teak purchases. At Soul & Tables, we offer a complimentary water-based topcoat which seals the pores of the timber, forming a natural protection between the wood and other substances. Take note that this treatment may result in a slightly darker finish on your furniture pieces.

Regardless, spills should be removed as quickly as possible. Even with this preventative treatment, if any liquid or substance is left to penetrate the wood, your furniture may still suffer a stain.

Tackling stubborn stains

Over time and with extensive use, your teak furniture may need a little extra help to look good as new. All Soul & Tables products enjoy complimentary lifetime maintenance, so you can always schedule a session with us to refresh your furniture.

If you prefer to do it yourself, make sure the surface is dry and clean before using extra fine sandpaper (minimum 320 grit) to sand in the direction of the wood grain. Once done, apply a thin layer of Osmo Hardwax Oil, clear mat (3062), which you can purchase from our online store.

Be sure to let the finish dry for at least a day before use!



OAK


Our oak furniture is finished with a pigmented hardwax oil which forms a natural coating that repels most common substances and fluids, making daily care and maintenance as easy as possible.

Daily care

- Use a dry, non-fluffy cloth for regular dusting.

-To clean up spills, use a damp sponge or cloth (not too wet!) with a mild solution of water and natural soap.

Tackling stubborn stains

Over time and with extended use, the original coating may need to be refreshed and renewed. All Soul & Tables products enjoy compli- mentary lifetime maintenance, so you can always schedule a session with us to refresh your furniture.

If you prefer to do it on your own, here are some easy steps. First, make sure the surface is clean and dry. Next, use extra fine sandpaper (minimum 320 grit) and sand in the direction of the wood grain. Finally, apply a thin layer of Osmo Hardwax Oil, clear mat (3062), which can be purchased from our online store.

Be sure to let the surface dry completely for at least a day before use!


WALNUT


Our walnut furniture is finished with a pigmented hardwax oil which forms a natural coating that repels most common substances and fluids, making daily care and maintenance as easy as possible.

Daily care

- Use a dry, non-fluffy cloth for regular dusting.

-To clean up spills, use a damp sponge or cloth (not too wet!) with a mild solution of water and natural soap.

Tackling stubborn stains

Over time and with extended use, the original coating may need to be refreshed and renewed. All Soul & Tables products enjoy complimentary lifetime maintenance, so you can always schedule a session with us to refresh your furniture.


SOFT FURNISHINGS


The fabric of our soft furnishing and upholstered teak chairs can only be treated with dry cleaning products.

Do not use soap and water or throw it into your washing machine as this may lighten the fabric and result in uneven discolouration. Further-more, a wash in the machine, even at low temperatures, may shrink the fabric.

Our leather sofas are made of genuine cow leather. Protect from direct sunlight and heat sources. Vacuum regularly with the soft end of the vaccum and wipe with a soft, colour-fast cloth dampened with plain water. Always pay particular attention to areas that come in contact with the skin such as head-rests, arm-pads or seat cushions. Avoid rubbing the leather vigorously or scratching the leather with any sharp objects as this may leave marks.

Do not use detergents, solvents and abrasives. Do not dry clean and machine wash.


FERMOB OUTDOOR FURNITURE


Metal furniture should be cleaned with a soft, non-abrasive sponge, using fresh water or a detergent-free soap. Careful cleaning will avoid the build-up of lime scale. For dirt that is more heavily ingrained, you can use either a window-cleaning product that contains alcohol, or a specific multi-purpose cleaner such as Star Brite®.

For furniture that includes both metal and Outdoor Technical Fabric, the fabric should be cleaned with soapy water. For ingrained dirt, you should use a brush and a specialist product such as Star Brite®.


NOTRE MONDE TRAYS & TABLES


Our wooden trays are varnished with a water-based top coat to repel common substances and fluids, such as coffee, tea and wine. However, the protective coat is no foolproof guarantee against stains. We recommend removing spills immediately to prevent staining. Always use coasters to prevent hot surfaces from leaving marks on the wooden trays.

Wooden Trays

- Dust regularly using a soft dry cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, use furniture polish with a soft cloth.

Glass & Mirror Trays

- Wipe the surface with glass cleaner and soft cloth.

Metal

- Dust regularly using a soft dry cloth.For a more thorough cleaning, use mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Do NOT use steel wool, sandpaper, mineral acid, bleach, or chlorine cleaners on metal surfaces.

Care Instructions for Furniture with Metal

- Do not drag tables along the floor, as it might damage the protective coating, cause rusting or leave permanent marks on the floor. Always lift the furniture when moving them from place to place.

Furniture with Metal Base on a Varnished Wooden Floor

Always ensure water and solutions used to clean the floor do not come into contact with the furniture’s metal base, as it might leave permanent marks. We recommend attaching rubber or plastic leg protectors on the metal legs. Protectors made from felt is not recommended.

Furniture with Metal base on an Unvarnished Wooden Floor

Some wood species, such as oak, contain tannin, which causes the wood to react with metal and leave permanent marks on the floor. We recommend attaching rubber or plastic protectors on the furniture’s metal legs. Protectors made from felt is not recommended."