Care & Usage

Care of Leather Furniture

Every hide is unique and will exhibit colour fluctuations due to the tendency of leather to accept dyes differently in specific areas. Natural markings such as neck and belly wrinkles, healed scars, scratches and insect bites are normal. It is these, combined with the varied and interesting textures and colour effects, which expert craftsmen carefully exploit during tailoring to best reveal the full character and beauty of the leather.

It is important to appreciate that these characteristics will be present; they are a natural hallmark and distinguish top grain leather from lesser grades of leather used by the vast majority of manufacturers.

Top quality aniline hides are used within our leather ranges and these leathers will gain character over the years. Most scuffs and scratches will appear and fade during use, and given the care due to any of your favourite possessions, your DOMO leather upholstery will endure for a very long time.

Do not place items upholstered in leather...

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Care Requirements of Outdoor Furniture

Polyrattan weather resistant fibre

This material not only braves the cold, heat, rain and snow, it is also resistant to pool water as well as sea water.

To clean the surface of Polyrattan weather resistant fibre, use a soft cloth and warm water, and a gentle cleanser if needed. Alcohol and other solvents are not suitable for cleaning, because they can attack, damage or discolour the surface being cleaned. All items can also be cleaned by using a high pressure water washer.

Powder Coated Aluminium and Stainless Steel

Any exposed powder coated frame surface may be cleaned with clear lukewarm water, or if necessary, pH-neutral or slightly alkaline cleaning agents. After cleaning, rinse with clear water. Heavily soiled parts (caused by grease, oil, soot, adhesive residual, etc.) can be cleaned using turpentine or isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Please avoid using other chemical cleaning agents, high pressure cleaners or abrasive cleaning pro...

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Care Requirements of Timber Furniture

As the timber used to construct this furniture was derived from living trees it continues to react to climate changes and remains porous. Because of this, care should be taken when positioning furniture in your home.

Heating and Cooling outlets and appliances rapidly alter the humidity and temperature of a room. Furniture situated near ducts or heating panels can expand or contract. Problems can then arise from the movements of timber joins, the de-lamination of table surfaces as well as the breakdown of glues and finishes. Avoid positioning your furniture near ducts and heating panels

Direct sunlight can do enormous permanent damage to your furniture. Sunlight causes rapid changes in temperature causing the timber to lose moisture; it can bleach the timber of its colour and breakdown the lacquer and shellac finishes. Avoid positioning your furniture in direct sunlight. In normal daylight, timber stains tend to mellow and deepen with time.

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Care of Upholstered Furniture

Dust and dirt can cause fabrics to wear and colours to spoil. This can be avoided by careful brushing with a soft brush, and vacuuming using the correct upholstery brush in the direction of the pile. Please be aware that excessive dry cleaning and/or steam cleaning of upholstery fabrics can result in the fabric fading prematurely.

Foam structures are made from the highest quality materials. Several different densities of foam are carefully combined to offer maximum comfort and durability. No specific aftercare is required, however if the foam is accidentally soaked with water, you should allow a relatively long period of time for it to dry out.

All cushions should be turned and interchanged regularly where possible to distribute wear. Feather or fibre cushions especially should be plumped up daily and their positions interchanged to maintain their appearance and to give the fillings a chance to recover.

Heating and sunlight – upholstery should not be expose...

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Care of Rattan & Teak Furniture

To clean rattan furniture brush regularly with a dry medium-bristle brush, such as a vegetable brush, to remove dirt build-up from between the reed strands. If very dirty, or to spot clean stains, use a mild detergent or furniture cleaner. Take care however, as although rattan can withstand moisture to a certain extent, it will become limp, loose and saggy with too much water. Rattan will resume its size and shape when it dries, but if too much water has been used to clean it, the strands of reed may be disturbed and remain distorted after drying.

Some rattan products are sun-bleached, distressed and/or stained. Sun-bleached or distressed rattan is lighter in colour and generally a little harder than a natural or dark colour.

Rattan is sometimes recommended for outdoor use, however if left outdoors it will deteriorate after a few years depending on exposure to the elements. If you desire an outdoor rattan-look setting, we recommend that you purchase a synthetic woven product.

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