Maintenance and Care
Resource Center - Maintenance and Care

 

Protection

Eric Brand wood furniture is protected with a high quality polyurethane coating. The finish provides a highly durable barrier to many common elements, however any finish will breakdown from intense prolonged heat and light exposure or unusual abuse.

 

Cleaning

Always use a soft, clean cloth dampened to dust wood furniture and wipe according the direction of the grain. Do not use soap and water directly on wood furniture as the water will penetrate the surface and cause damage. Never use abrasive cleaners or household cleaning productions on any finished product. In most cases, spills should be wiped up with a dry soft clean cloth, wipe again with a damp clean cloth. Waxing and detergents are not required and totally prohibited.

 

Wood furniture Care Tips

    Do's -

  • Do use table pads with trivets and/or place-mats when utensils or dishes are extremely hot.
  • Do use place-mats or other protective items when eating or working on furniture surface.
  • Do use protective pads under clocks, telephones, radios, or any object placed on furniture.
  • Do rotate accessories on furniture so they do not sit in the same spot all of the time.
  • Do regulate humidity levels.
  • Adjust and level product yearly.

    Don'ts -

  • Do not use detergents or chemical cleaners on your furniture as this may damage the finish.
  • Do not place furniture in a position of permanent exposure to direct sunlight or intense heat
  • Do not drop the furniture.
  • Do not write on thin paper over the surface of the furniture without protective pad or other protective buffer.
  • Do not use polish remover, hair spray, or perfume near the furniture as this may damage the finish.
  • Do not use wax based polish, petroleum and silicone based cleaners.
  • Do not expose the furniture to strong sunlight, which causes discoloration.
  • Do not expose the furniture to extreme heat, cold, or humidity, which may cause wood to swell or wrap.
  • Do not leave the furniture wet with beads of water standing on the furniture. 

Stone
Care consists of warm water and a soft cloth.  We strongly recommend NOT applying any solvent based cleaners or using any abrasive products that may scratch or etch the surface.


Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel surfaces should be wiped over with a clean cloth and warm water with a mild detergent on a frequent and routine basis. For more stubborn dirt or stains use mild, non-scratching abrasive powders such as typical household cleaners. These can be used with warm water, bristle brushes, sponges or clean cloths. Cleaning should always be immediately with a dry towel.

 

Brass-lacquered

Brass surfaces should be cleaned with cloth moistened with soapy water or alternatively wiped over with a soft cloth with beeswax. Under no circumstances use any form of metal cleaner or aerosol sprays, which will damage or remove the lacquer finish.

 

Brass-un-lacquered

Un-lacquered brass is not treated and will patina over time. Simply use a damp cloth to remove dust.

Shell, horn, bone

Shell, horn, bone and other natural materials are available with or without a light resin coating. If unfinished do not apply any solvent based cleaners. Use a damp cloth to clean. Resin coated items are resistant to staining and should also be cleaned with a soft damp cloth.

Upholstery

Before attempting to clean a spill, spot or stain refer to COM/COL vendor cleaning instructions. For Eric Brand provided textiles professionally dry clean only. To maintain cushions properly fluff seat and back cushions frequently.

 

Glass

For standard float glass or low-iron glass all standard glass cleaners are acceptable.

Leather and vinyl

For regular care and cleaning, dust periodically with a dry cloth to remove residual dust and dirt from building up. No harsh cleaners, solvents, bleaches, abrasives, synthetic detergents, wax polishes or aerosol should ever be used, as they could abrade the finish or topcoat off the article.

For stubborn stains and spills, a lightly damp cloth with warm water should be blotted on the stain to lift and remove it. If this does not work, a mild soap and water solution (Palmolive or Dawn) should be mixed and then blotted to release the stain and then blot again with dry cloth. This should never be done heavily or in a scrubbing motion. Some finishes may not be suitable for this method so it should be spot tested and allowed to dry before overall use.