The ten basic rules
With these ten rules, you should be able to treat common stains with ease:
Dust off! It may sound logical, but weekly dusting is like 95% of your furniture maintenance. It prevents the build-up of household waste (dust) and ensures that your furniture stays nice and fresh. Tip: check whether the LCK® cleaning glove set is suitable for your furniture. Go directly to: maintenance advice.
'Spring & winter cleaning'. We recommend that you maintain furniture 2-4 times a year with the recommended maintenance products. This way you ensure that you can enjoy your furniture to the fullest, every year!
Spilled liquid? Remove liquids as much as possible without dabbing hard. First, try to absorb the liquid with a sheet of uncolored paper towel. The aim is to prevent as much liquid (and therefore dye) from entering the fibers as possible. Then clean with the recommended cleaner and distilled water, see rule 10.
Remove solids such as mustard, mayonnaise with a spoon or the blunt side of a knife. Then clean again with the recommended cleaner.
Never scrub! You will continue to see this. Follow the instructions on the packaging of the maintenance product and, if in doubt, contact us. Our experts are available every working day.
Home garden and kitchen remedies, rather not! This often contains solvents, and you also do not know how the agent reacts to your upholstery. Use the recommended cleaner, or contact us. There is often more possible than you think!
Always clean a complete section. This is jargon to always clean and maintain from seam to seam. For example, after you have cleaned a stain on a back cushion, you also need to clean the entire back cushion. If you only clean a stain locally, you have a chance that you will continue to see this.
Technique. Whenever possible, always clean a stain from the outside in. This way you avoid spreading the stain further. Do not apply too much pressure and let the cleaner do the work.
Let the cleaner do the work. In other words, follow the instructions and let the cleaner soak in briefly. In this way, the cleaner can dissolve the pollution. Then remove the cleaner (and thus the dissolved contamination) with a slightly damp cloth.
Do not use tap water. Not all tap water has the same water hardness. Due to 'hard' water, limescale rims can remain behind, which are very difficult to remove. So get a liter of distilled or demineralized water at home. This always comes in handy and is available in almost every supermarket / drugstore.
Grease stains (in leather)
Whatever you do, stay calm, because you don't have to do anything about most grease stains. What's up with that? Most leathers with an open structure have the property of absorbing small grease stains (such as gravy splashes) over time. You don't have to do anything about this yourself, except to monitor it.
Day 1: Remove as much solids and liquids as possible, using the basic rules above. Then take a picture of the grease stain and put a reminder in your calendar for next week.
Day 8: Take another photo from the same spot a week later and set another memory.
Repeat this for about 3-4 weeks and compare the photos afterwards. Is the grease stain visibly reduced? Then don't do anything about it, the stain will disappear on its own. If not, please contact us and send us the photos.