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CLEANING ASHLEY PRODUCTS

HOW TO CARE FOR AND CLEAN YOUR FURNITURE
Cleaning Ashley furniture is very important, for your reference, fabric-trimmed products have a label under one of the seat cushions or under the item; the label includes the universal cleaning code that describes best recommended cleaning practices.

LEATHER UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
Leather is imperfect, therein lies its beauty, the leather has natural marks, even variations of hue and tone in addition to imperfections, scratches and wrinkles, characteristics that distinguish it from synthetic materials.

Some marks may appear on the surface of the leather. Its origin can be diverse, from healed scars, barbed wire scratches to skin striations and insect bites.

This should not be considered as a defect in any view and will not affect the durability or construction of your furniture. These imperfections guarantee that your piece is made of real leather.

Also note that the pattern of tanned leather and its color can vary between skin and even if it belongs to the same piece, this makes the leather more interesting and exclusive.

How to care for leather:
• Remove dust and use vacuum cleaners to clean between seams and cracks.
• Clean weekly with wet sponge or soft lint-free cloth, do not rub, clean gently.
• Do not use or place sharp objects on the leather, this is very durable, however, it is not accident or damage proof.
• Avoid direct sunlight on leather furniture and keep at least two feet away from heat sources to prevent wear and cracking.
• Do not leave newspapers or magazines on leather furniture, the ink may be transferred to the leather.
• Do not use abrasives, aggressive chemicals, leather soap, leather cleaners with oils, soaps or detergents, or common household cleaners on leather furniture, use only the recommended leather cleaners.
• Follow the instructions of the soft leather cleaner to use. Leather conditioners provide a barrier against stains and prolong the life of leather. Before using any leather cleaner or conditioner, test it in a dark area that is not visible.
• Improper cleaning may void the leather furniture warranty.

How to remove stains, spills and marks from the leather:

Watermarks:
Watermarks can be removed by cleaning the entire area from end to end with a damp cloth so that no marked sites are left.

Pet Urine Spot:
To clean pet urine stains and neutralize the area. Follow the product prompts. Please note that whenever you "wash" or clean the leather, you must do so on the entire surface, end to end, from end to end, so that there are no watermarks left. If the leather dries evenly, marked sites will not remain.

Ink Stains:
Ink remover bars are used to remove or reduce the ink marks visible on most leathers.
Food grease/oil stains: Small oil stains can be successfully treated and removed if cleaned immediately. Rub corn starch (cornstarch) quickly with your fingers on the stain until you feel the heat of friction. The heat loosens the oil and allows the starch to absorb it before the leather does. Vacuum or brush to remove dust. Repeat until the stain disappears.

Watermarks:
What does it take to remove watermarks? Clean water. In case of halos or watermarks caused by condensation of liquid in a glass, moisten a new sponge with water at room temperature; Drain the sponge well. Start moistening the leather where the mark is and continue to the ends of the cushion. Let the moisture in the sponge decrease as it moves away from the mark. Don't rub, just clean.

Wooden Furniture:
Whether it's entirely wooden furniture or furniture combined with wood parts, synthetic parts and veneer, you'll want to protect them from damage and maintain their finish and their perfect, radiant appearance for years. Here are some tips to do it.

How to care for wooden furniture:
• Use a lint-free cloth to polish the wooden furniture weekly.
• Keep furniture away from heat sources and air conditioning to prevent moisture loss; avoid direct sun exposure to prevent discoloration or darkening of wood.
• Place felt under lamps and other accessories to avoid scratches and marks and relocate accessories so they are not always in the same place.
• Place individual tablecloths and lifeguards under the plates and use coasters for drinks.
• Do not leave newspapers or magazines on wooden surfaces. The ink on these may be transferred to the finish and damage the wood.
• Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals in wooden furniture.
• In case of scratches on furniture: Hardware stores and home improvement shops sell markers and crayons of various colors to retouch furniture. These markers and crayons are especially for furniture and usually work well when retouching imperfections.

How to clean stains on wooden furniture:
• To remove food stains, first clean the dirt immediately. Luster with a soft, clean cloth.
• To remove opacity, rub the surface with a cloth soaked in a solution of one tablespoon of vinegar in one liter of water. Rub in the direction of the vein until the surface is completely dry. Then pass an oil or luster for furniture that does not cause wax build-up or does not have silicone.
• To remove the water halos, prepare a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and cooking oil and rub in the direction of the vein.