How do I clean Kincaid Custom Upholstery?
To clean your fabric, identify the type of fabric and it's recommended cleaning code.
|Translations for cleaning codes are as follows:|
|S:||Use a mild, water-free, dry cleaning agent.|
|W:||Use a water-based cleaning agent or foam.|
|WS:||Either water-based cleaning agent, a dry cleaning solvent or foam type cleaner may be used.|
How do I clean and care for Kincaid solid wood?
Many of the collections we produce use lumber with specific characteristics such as mineral streaks, knots, worm holes, and striped or tiger wood. These characteristics are not defects; they are a natural signature that can be found in certain species of wood. Since every tree is different, there may be wide variations in graining, markings, or shading on the same piece and between different pieces of furniture.
We use a lacquer coat as our final finishing process, which adds to the great depth and clarity of our finish. Lacquer finishes may be cleaned by wiping the surface with a soft cloth, very lightly dampened with water. Our recommended cleaning solution is to mix one tablespoon of vinegar to one quart of water. Use a soft cloth and wipe with the grain. Use another clean, soft dry cloth to wipe up any excess liquid to make certain the surface is completely dry.
Here are a few suggestions to keep your furniture looking beautiful for generations:
- Modern finishes are formulated to have a high degree of resistance to color change. However, most lacquers and lumbers will darken, or amber, over time. To minimize this effect, furniture should not be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. If sunlight cannont be avoided it is recommended to rotate the piece(s) periodically to get even exposure.
- All spills should be wiped off as soon as possible, including food and beverages, to reduce the chances of staining or leaving a ring or spot in the finish.
- Furniture should not be exposed to extreme humidity or temperature. This can cause both the wood and the lacquer to crack.
- Avoid the use of cheap, oily polishes or waxes. They will collect dust and over time leave a waxy build up or film of grime.
- Extremely hot (coffee cups, dishes, cigarettes) and cold (drink cans) items should not be placed directly on the finish. This could damage the wood and the finish.
- Avoid the use of rubber, vinyl, and plastics items such as some placemats, TV pads, lamp pads, etc., as they may cause deterioration of the finish. We recommend using cloth backed items or felt pads for these purposes.