At PP Møbler we put a lot of work and passion into our products. If cared for they should become even more beautiful and desirable with time.
Occasionally the surface may become slightly rough the first couple of times it is exposed to changing humidity or washing. Tree is a living material, and this is an expected and natural reaction.
The following advice on how to maintain a piece of furniture from PP Møbler, are not rules, but merely guidelines as there are many ways to keep the beauty of the natural materials within the furniture.
Important! Never use cleaning tools or materials made of or containing iron. Iron may color the tree black.
A few precautions are necessary before commencing on any treatment or maintenance.
Use a cloth wrung in lukewarm water. Always cover all areas evenly, being careful not to soak the furniture. The cloth should be tightly wrung so as to leave a minimum amount of water on the surface of the furniture.
To maintain a piece of soap finished furniture periodic cleaning using a cloth wrung out in a solution of 1/4 dl white soap flakes in 1 litre of clean lukewarm water is recommended.
For heavily soiled furniture a nylon-scouring pad can be used, cleaning along the direction of the wood grain. The furniture should not be soaked with the solution and surplus residue should be wiped away. Never use ferruginous materials.
It is recommended that the furniture are cleaned in this way at least once a year, so that over time the wood absorbs more and more soap making the piece more repellent to marks or staining. Cherry wood, mahogany and teak can be treated using teak oil to restore surface appearance although care should be taken avoid staining to upholstery materials.
A soap treated surface may always be gently sanded along the wood grain with fine sandpaper.
Oil treated wood should be washed the same way as soap treated wood once or twice a year or when necessary. Following washing, we recommend applying a thin layer of oil though never more than twice a year.
Make sure the oil is evenly distributed. Dry off the furniture with a soft dry cloth always following the wood grain and then leave it to dry.
For darker woods such as cherry, teak or walnut we prefer a treatment of a mix of vegetable oils and waxes. This enhances the colour and brings out the many nuances hidden within the wood.
Avoid getting oil on materials such as fabric or leather. Oil treated furniture can leave grease marks on contact surfaces. Do not place the furniture on carpets or on soap treated wooden floors until one to two weeks after the last oil treatment.
Oil soaked cloths can self-ignite. Dispose of them in a closed plastic bag containing a little water or store them in a closed metal container or glass jar.
’Vegeta leather’ is a natural material with no surface finish. Exposed to daylight the Vegeta leather over time gains a beautiful natural patina.
Modern furniture leather requires only regular dusting with a soft cloth and frequent vacuum cleaning with a clean brush. Once or twice a year it is advisable to add some nourishment to the leather. This is done best with a solution of ½ dl of white soap flakes in1 litre of clean lukewarm water. Wash the surface gently using a soft cloth or sponge wrung out in the solution.
Without further washing, allow the furniture to dry at room temperature so the soap solution is absorbed into the leather. It is important that leather is not drenched in the solution and that surfaces are moistened evenly to avoid staining as the surface dries. Repeat the process if the leather is badly soiled.
Papercord, flag halyard and cane are natural materials with no surface finish. Over time through exposure to daylight, they will gain a beautiful natural patina.
Cleaning is done best with a solution of 1/2 dl of white soap flakes in 1 liter of clean lukewarm water. Wash the surface gently using a soft cloth or sponge wrung out in the solution.
Without further washing, allow the furniture to dry at room temperature so the soap solution is absorbed into the wickerwork. Especially for papercord and cane it is important that they are not drenched in the solution and that surfaces are moistened evenly to avoid staining as the surface dries. Repeat the process if the wickerwork is badly soiled.