Take good care of your furniture
Furniture care and maintenance
With good furniture care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your MAKE Nordic furniture for many years to come. Here we give our tips on how to give your furniture the best conditions for a long life.
Peeling is the lint that all textiles give off when used or receive from other external fibers. It can be removed by regular vacuuming and using a textile scraper. Be aware that it is not always the fabric that fluffs. It is typically fibers from your clothes, blankets, woolen sweaters, pillows, etc. that get stuck. There is nothing wrong with the fabric, and lint can always be removed.
It most often happens in cold weather, when static electricity occurs in the living rooms. You also see it in a dry environment or if you have a wood-burning stove. In winter and in sub-zero temperatures, there is also more static electricity, which causes clothing fibers to stick.
We recommend everyone who has a textile sofa to own a textile sofa. Then you can shave off the fibers if lint should occur. It does not damage the sofa, it just helps to keep it looking good. Make sure to vacuum your sofa thoroughly first. Always use a soft brush on your vacuum cleaner head so that you don't wear out the fabric unnecessarily.
An additional piece of advice can be to spray the sofa once in a while with distilled water using a flower sprayer. This eliminates static electricity and reduces lint
Failure of textiles
Be aware that all textiles are susceptible to discoloration, regardless of color. The light fabric types are, however, more susceptible than the dark ones. This means that your furniture can be discolored by other strongly colored textiles such as a new pair of jeans or a red skirt. If you want to avoid this, we recommend that you pay extra attention or place a rug on the seat where there is a risk of discolouration.
Oil treated dining tables
If you have an oil-treated dining table, it is important to treat it regularly. We recommend that you treat the table approx. every 3 months, or as needed. By treating with oil, you choose how natural or how smooth and repellent the surface should be. You also choose whether the table should be lightened or darkened. It is the color of the oil that determines this. If your table has become too light, treat it with a clear oil afterwards. Then it automatically becomes darker. Buy your oil in the desired color and follow the instructions on the oil. NOTE: Always avoid leaving spilled liquid lying around, as it can soak in and form shields or damage the surface of the wood.
Advantages of oil treatment of tables
Wood is a living natural material. If you spill on it, the wood works, and the stain will eventually become smaller, lighten and perhaps disappear completely. When you choose an oil-treated table, you get a natural surface where scratches and stains can be minimized or removed with care and maintenance. An oil-treated table can be sanded on the surface before treatment, so that most stains and scratches go away.
When you receive your new HOLMEN dining table, we recommend that you care for it with oil within the first 3 months. If you want a light table, you must use an oil with white pigment in it. If you want a slightly darker table, you must use a clear oil.