No matter how good the quality of our materials can be, the best guarantee for a long lifetime of our furniture is good and correct maintenance. Therefore some words of explication hereafter. In case of doubt or questions, do not hesitate to contact us through or website or by e-mail. Or as a precaution, request our guarantee conditions and complete maintenance instructions. To prevent is always better than to cure.
Cleaning and maintenance instructions for fabrics can vary in function of the composition and the weaving of the fabric. Therefore you should follow the instructions that are specifically applicable for the fabric you chose. Those can provided by your dealer.
Leather furniture should be cleaned with a damp cloth; humidity is good for leather. Keep a special cloth that you use only for cleaning your Durlet. This way you
will avoid traces of soap, detergent or other solvents. Never treat marks with solvents or chemical products. Fluids should be patted dry without delay. You can
try removing fat stains with a soft white eraser. Treat other marks with clean water and a little non-alkaline glycerine soap; always on an invisible spot first to
avoid damaging visible areas. And above all be patient: the mark will often fade into the overall patina of the leather in time. Leather does not like body oils and perspiration. To protect the leather from sweat or hair grease, you can use stylish protective covers. Nor does leather like direct sunlight or proximity to sources of heat (stove, radiators, etc.) and dry areas. Ideal humidity is between 55 and 65%. Protect your Durlet against these elements. It is also important not to use too much oily substance on your leather; since it spoils the protective finishing layer. To maintain your chair or sofa in optimal condition it is recommended that you treat it once or twice a year (e.g. in spring and autumn):
- Dissolve a teaspoon of Durlet soap in 3 to 4 litres of tepid water.
- Wash the chair with a soft sponge.
- Rinse with a chamois leather and dry with a soft duster.
- Leave to dry completely before polishing with Durlet leather cream. Not too thick.
- Finally, buff the chair up with a soft dry duster.
If you have aniline leather, you should only use the products which have been specially developed for this leather. If in doubt, contact your dealer. You can find extensive maintenance instructions in the guarantee booklet of your Durlet furniture.