Care
Timber


Use a soft lint-free cloth for general cleaning, very slightly dampened if required. Wipe with a dry soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. 

Timber furniture should be protected from continuous direct sunlight and sudden exposure to extreme heat or cold.

Take care and use coasters and heat resistant placemats.

If there is a spill, treat it as soon as possible. For spot cleaning, wipe down with a soft dampened cloth (mild detergent may be used if necessary) and dry immediately.

Avoid scratches by lifting objects and take care when placing objects, that they do not scratch the surface.

If necessary (recommended), use Mirotone Spray Glow to restore lustre to the timber. Never use abrasive cleaners like Mr Sheen or any other silicone-based product.

Powder Coated Surface


Carefully remove any loose surface deposits with a damp sponge.

Use a soft brush (non-abrasive) and a dilute solution of a mild detergent, eg; pH-neutral liquid hand dish washing detergent in warm water (DO NOT use solvents) to remove dust, salt and other deposits.

Ensure you thoroughly rinse the surfaces with clean fresh water after cleaning to remove all residues.

Avoid scratches by lifting objects and take care when placing objects that they do not scratch the surface. 

Aged Brass

Use a soft lint-free dry cloth.  Liquid is not required, this will wear away the finish.

A soft, synthetic clear wax can be used to maintain the finish. 


Painted Finish

Use a soft lint-free cloth for general cleaning, very slightly dampened if required. Wipe with a dry soft cloth.

Timber furniture should be protected from continuous direct sunlight and sudden exposure to extreme heat or cold.

Take care and use coasters and heat resistant placemats.

If there is a spill, treat it as soon as possible. For spot cleaning, wipe down with a soft dampened cloth (mild detergent may be used if necessary) and dry immediately.

Avoid scratches by lifting objects and take care when placing objects, that they do not scratch the surface.

If necessary (recommended), use Mirotone Spray Glow to restore lustre to the timber. Never use abrasive cleaners like Mr Sheen or any other silicone-based product.


Mirror + Glass

To clean mirrors or glass finishes, wash using products specially designed for glass.  A soft lint-free cloth or chamois can be used.

Do not use a scouring pad or any other abrasive cleaners or polishes.  When cleaning, avoid any moisture contact with the frame and backing.

Keep out of direct/reflective sunlight, to avoid fading and structural movement in the timber frame.

Marble

Care and maintenance are important factors in guaranteeing a stone's lasting beauty.

Normal house keeping maintenance for marble surfaces involves only periodic washing with clean water and mildly alkaline cleaners.  "Soap-less" cleaners are preferred because they minimise streaking and filming.  However, mild phosphate-free biodegradable liquid dish soaps, soap flakes or powders are acceptable if rinsing is thorough.

Begin by applying clean hot water (not boiling) on the surface.  Next, using the cleaning solution (following the manufacturer's directions) wash in small, overlapping sweeps.  Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove all traces of soap or cleaner solution.  Change the water in the rinse pail frequently.  Dry with a soft cloth or cotton-flannel and allow to thoroughly air dry before applying top-dressings.  Chamois skin may be used in lieu of cotton cloth in this process.

Do not use cleaning products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on your marble.

Do not use scouring powders or creams;  these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.

Marble is a natural stone and should receive careful attention to prevent damage.  It is common policy  to use rubber-bottom coasters under all glasses; placemats or colour-fast felt bottoms should be used under anything placed on the polished surface to prevent scratching.  Many common foods and beverages contain acids, which could etch or stain the surface;  spills of any type should be immediately wiped up and the area should be washed.  Washing should be done with clean, soft clothes and lukewarm water.

Examples of Food/Beverages and Products that can etch or stain Marble.
Alcoholic beverages like red wine and champagne, fruit juices, vinegar, tomato products, mustard, carbonated beverages, ink, salad dressings, oil, tea, milk, coffee, butter, peanut butter, cosmetics and any oil based caulks or adhesives. 

Do’s and Don’ts


  • Do clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap
  • Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing
  • Do clean up spills immediately
  • Do protect counter top surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats
  • Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces
  • Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners
  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers
  • Be careful with sharp objects like knifes etc as the stone might scratch, always use a cutting board
  • Household bleach can be used to bleach out stains


Marble can be damaged by blows or by putting too much weight on it such as leaning on the narrow. Our supplier uses a high-quality penetrating sealer for all our marble products leaving the factory. 

Please be advised that the above Marble Care Instructions are provided directly to Artifex Interiors from their marble supplier.




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