Product Care & Instructions
Every product at Studio Ochre is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen with an aim to create high quality long-lasting goods that will be used and loved for years, and eventually passed on to the next generation. Ever since our inception, we have continually designed exciting new products and expand our offerings as we believe there is no end to furniture designs. We choose carefully from the materials we use and the suppliers we trade with, to the artisans we hire and the alliances we join. Our commitment to the best quality and most durable product at a fair price is paramount, and we strive to create goods that live up to both our high standards and your high expectations.
We select our materials with great care and use them in ways that ensure quality and longevity. With careful use these finely made pieces will give many years of satisfaction. To prolong the life of the furniture you buy from Studio Ochre we advise the following:
Leather Based Products
Leather is an ever changing material that was once alive, continues to evolve as it ages and acquires various forms. It has been used all over the world for thousands of years in a huge number of applications. Leather is durable, cleanable, long-lasting, and brings a raw natural beauty that manufactured products simply cannot match. In spite of its strength and durability, leather is not invincible. It is a natural product, and it can stretch, scar, wrinkle, stain, and show scratches. The tanning process can only protect hides to a certain extent.
However, caring for your leather products is not a difficult task as the leather we chose age beautifully over time, and require little care.
There are just a few things to remember :
• Placement of leather furniture is key. Keep leather out of direct sunlight. Make sure the piece is not too close to a heating vent or fireplace.
• If your leather gets wet, place it in a well-ventilated area at room temperature and allow it to dry thoroughly.
• Once the leather is completely dry, use a good quality leather cleaner or glycerin soap to clean it. Wipe it clean by vigorously rubbing with a soft cloth.
• Regularly dust and/or vacuum the furniture to keep it free of dust and grime that can build up over time.
• Avoid sitting on the arms or edges of furniture as this may cause distortion or damage. Pushing feet against or placing them on the arms may cause damage to the arm or frame.
• * Show wood should be kept clean with a damp cloth rinsed in warm water, never use detergents.
Fabric Upholstered Products
To help prolong the life of your fabric upholstered products please consider the following:
• With most upholstery, periodic cleaning of the entire piece is essential to maintain appearance and prevent premature fading and wear.
• Clean coordinated items at the same time, as some color loss may occur.
• To remove everyday household dust and dirt, clean regularly by gently vacuuming the fabric or by dry cleaning.
• Remove all spills immediately. Blot liquid spills with a clean, dry, white cloth, work towards the center of the spill. Do not rub or use abrasive cleaners as this may damage the furniture. Should the piece become stained or suffer other damage we recommend professional advice is sought.
• Apply specialist cleaning care products only as directed on the container and try first on a hidden area of your sofa.
• To remove atmospheric dust and dirt that could cause premature wear, clean regularly with a soft cloth or brush.
• Show wood should be kept clean with a lightly damp cloth rinsed in water, never use detergents.
Solid Wood and Natural Veneer Products
Wood is a beautiful natural material. It is important to understand its unique properties; which should not be mistaken for flaws:
• Wood Shading and Grain: Each piece will have a slightly different grain pattern. Variation in color, shading and grain between different products and within the same product can occur; this is a normal feature of all natural wood furniture.
• Knots: Knots are a natural property of all real wood furniture; they do not affect performance, and add interest to each piece.
• All wooden furniture should be kept clean with a lightly damp cloth rinsed in water, never use detergents.
• Scratching is almost inevitable with wood furniture. If the top of your piece is slightly scratched, apply natural wax. To treat deeper scratches that gouge into the wood, use wood filler available at hardware stores but sought out professional advice before doing it on your own. Match as closely as possible to the color of your piece, applying in several thin layers rather than in one thick layer