Quality materials are designed to last. But they age gracefully with dignified care.Adherence to each product’s instructions is enough to delay the effects of usage and time. And fortunately, these guidelines aren't tedious or complicated.
Each of our cover materials requires unique maintenance, and we’ve consolidated that breakdown for quick and easy reference. You can also click on each material for a more detailed list of cleaning recommendations and procedures.
All of our products do share a few basic guidelines. Please:
- Store in moderate temperature, and not in direct sunlight
- Avoid high heat, steam, and humidity
- Store vertically (not stacked)
- Don’t let food, liquids, inks, or acids sit on any of your products
- Use only material-specific cleaners when necessary. Never use caustic, chemical-based cleaners (unless your product has been treated with Pre-Fixx.)
Metal is also waxed, so buffing it with a soft, dry cloth and applying additional wax is a suitable way to maintain its shine.
Warping can be minimized, however, by storing wooden covers as tightly as possible in a vertical position.
Wood can be wiped-down with a soft, clean cloth and a small amount of wood cleaner or quality furniture polish.
Leather is produced by the finest artisan of all time—nature itself. Each skin is unique with a beauty all its own. The natural markings are acquired by the animal as it roams the range, brushing against trees and other natural objects.
The tiny scratches and healed scars assure that no two skins are alike. It produces subtle color variations that enhance the individuality of each accessory.
Leather surfaces can be gently cleaned with cloth dampened in lukewarm water. When badly soiled, they can be lightly lathered with Ivory soap.
We always advise that our leather customers purchase leather protectant (usually available in any shoe or leather goods store), and apply it once a month for protection against possible staining.
Acrylic can be washed with mild soap or detergent in a lukewarm solution. It needs to be rinsed well with water and dried by blotting with a soft, cotton cloth.
It should only be dusted with a soft, damp cloth or chamois, wiping gently.
You can use a good polish for acrylics. It provides a high shine and doesn’t leave finger marks.
Any acrylic material can be scratched. But unlike most other materials, light scratches on its surface can be removed.
Café/Bistro style clear covers are best stored in ‘window box style containers’; others on felt-lined shelves for optimum wear.
We highly recommend you wipe down these covers daily to keep menus looking their stain-free best. Stains will permanently set in within a 1 to 24-hour period.
Over time, all foils and silk-screened artwork can wear off. It’s also normal for fabric to fray on stress areas like corners and insert methods.
Use extra care and caution when handling glass. Prevent any glass cleaner from getting onto non-glass materials like leather, metal, urethane, etc. as it may stain the materials.
Don’t let product care intimidate you. Like your favorite shoes, nicest clothes, and your best furniture, it just requires mindfulness and a touch of t.l.c.