Each piece of Camerin’s fine home furnishing is made to provide best performance with minimal care.
Attention to a few basic points will help you protect your investment.
- Fine wood furniture should not be exposed to extreme heat or humid conditions, such as placing it near a heat outlet or an open window. Try to avoid direct sunlight which may cause certain finishes to fade.
- Do not place plastic, rubber or hot objects directly on a wood finish. Chemicals in plastic and some rubber may soften or discolor the finish if left in contact with the furniture for a period of time. To avoid these markings, place a strip of felt, leather or cork under accessories.
- Remove household dust with a soft, clean cloth, dusting with the grain. The cloth may be dampened with a furniture dusting-aid product, or a furniture care polish may be used. Follow the manufacturer’s directions on the product. Avoid products that leave an oily film on the furniture since they may cause a clouding of the finish and have a tendency to collect dust.
- Spilled liquids should be wiped from the surface immediately with a soft, slightly damp cloth, in the direction of the wood grain.
- Over time, scratches from normal use may be noticed on furniture. These can be touched up with a scratch remover or special touch-up pens/sticks available at your furniture dealer.
- For stone, metal and other non-wood surfaces, wipe off anything that spills immediately by blotting, avoid setting beverages on these surfaces, do not use abrasive cleaners and use felt pads under object that may scratch.
Upholstery Care & Cleaning Tips
Camerin upholstered furniture is made to give many years of comfort and use. To keep your upholstery at its best, certain precautions and cleaning instructions should be followed.
- The right position of your upholstery is very important. Try to avoid placing your fabric or leather furniture in direct sunlight and maintain a safe distance from a heat source.
- Vacuum clean your furniture regularily. This will help prevent dust and other debris from becoming embedded in the fabric. Use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner for leather upholstery.
- Once you start to enjoy your fabric /leather upholstery signs of use will appear. This is a normal process. Cushions and pillows should be reversed on a regular basis, where applicable. This keeps the filling evenly distributed .
- Any cleaning product or method should always be tested on a small hidden part of the upholstery before overall cleaning. Camerin cannot endorse any particular product or cleaning method for fabric. We recommend using a professional cleaning service whenever possible.
- Leather Upholstery: Dust regularly with a clean dust cloth, do not use furniture polish, oils, varnishes, ammonia water, soaps or dusting agents. To help remove soil or stains, use lukewarm water and thoroughly clean an area of the leather that includes the stain. Avoid dabbing the stained area only. Do not rub. Let dry naturally and repeat if necessary. Avoid using ink pens, nail polish, nail polish remover or other harmful products near your leather furniture to avoid spills and avoid placing newspapers or magazines on the surface, as the inks may transfer onto the leather.
- LEATHER DISCLAIMER: Leather is a natural product produced as a byproduct of animal hides (mostly cows) Due to the life- style of the animals, leather will always have natural markings such as brands, insect bites, scars, fat wrinkles, stretch marks, abrasions, and burns. These natural markings are not considered defects but rather are indications of true full top grain leather.
- Some natural markings may be less evident in leathers that have had the top grain altered via sanding processes and then covered up with pigments. These leathers tend to be more uniform in color and texture but sacrifice the natural softness and raw beauty of the product.
Caring for marble tops
Found in many parts of the world, marble is an extremely durable stone.
The surface of the marble on your furniture has been filled, polished or sealed to create a uniform, non-porous surface. The majority of the stone’s natural characteristics – including veining, hairline cracks, and color variations – remain an intrinsic part of the material’s natural beauty.
To maintain the beauty of your stone products, follow the guidelines below:
- Protect surfaces from scratching, staining, and etching by 1) keeping them free of debris or sharp objects, 2) wiping up spills immediately, and 3) avoiding contact with chemicals, particularly acid-based materials.
- Clean with pH neutral products or those especially formulated for use on stone.
- After a period of use, apply a penetrating sealer to prevent contaminants from being absorbed into the stone.
- Remove stains with special absorbent poultices formulated for use on stone.
- Renew the surface on polished marble (marble with a high gloss surface) by buffing with special stone polish powders or creams. Do NOT use marble polish on marble with a matte finish, which has been honed rather than polished. (Penetrating sealer may be used on both polished and honed marble.)
- MARBLE TOPS SHOULD NEVER BE MOVED FLAT, ALWAYS UPRIGHT ON EDGE ONLY