Care for textiles by vacuuming or lightly brushing.
Maintain textiles by keeping them away from direct sunlight. Rotate and flip cushions when vacuuming for even wear.
The nap of high pile textiles such as mohairs and velvets may become crushed or lose its original pile height. We recommend light steaming to lift the pile to its original height. The textile should also be brushed with a de-linting brush to maintain its pile.
Water based or solvent cleaner may cause discoloration or staining.
We recommend that stained or soiled textiles be professionally cleaned.
Care for rugs by sweeping or vacuuming.
Maintain rugs by keeping them away from direct sunlight. Occasionally rotate rugs when vacuuming for even wear.
Water based or solvent cleaner may cause discoloration or staining.
We recommend that stained or soiled rugs be professionally cleaned.
Leather is a soft porous material that is sometimes uncoated and can easily absorb liquids and oily substances. Avoid saturating the leather with lotion or water for a long period of time.
Care for leather by dusting and lightly vacuuming.
Maintain leathers by keeping them away from direct sunlight and heating vents. Leathers are a natural, "living" material that breathe and move as they wear.
We recommend that stained or soiled leathers be professionally cleaned.
Vellum is a natural parchment produced from calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin. As it is a skin, there exist naturally occurring variations in pattern, color, and texture, which may be noticeable in side by side panels. A clear coat of sealant is added to protect the vellum from normal use.
Care for vellum by wiping gently with a damp to dry soft cloth, making sure that the skin is completely dried.
Maintain vellum by keeping It away from direct sunlight and heating vents. Vellum is a natural, "living" material and breathes and moves as it wears. Vellum may also darken over time.
We recommend that stained or soiled vellum be professionally cleaned.
Never use cleaners with alcohols or solvents on metals.
Only used fine cotton or extra soft cloths.
We recommend that tarnished metals be professionally cleaned.
Cast bronze pieces are treated with a patina that gives each piece its distinctive color. Although bronze is extremely hard and lasts for centuries, the patina is the most delicate element. Its long-term beauty depends upon proper placement and care.
Clean by using a dry or slightly dampened cloth or a vacuum brush. If soiled, use a light soap with luke-warm water. Wipe clean with a damp dry cloth. Dry with a clean cloth to avoid water spots.
Clean with a very soft, dry cloth or breathe onto a soft cloth then rub gently in the direction of the patina. Do not use abrasive cloths or cleaners as this may scratch or damage the finish.
Rubbing in the direction of the patina with a soft cloth will restore the luster to bronze pieces that have been coated with a wax seal (as wax will dull over time from the oils of people's skin).
Clean polished metal or polished stainless with a damp cloth. Do not use commercial or heavy duty polishes or waxes, as they may scratch or damage the finish.
Polishes we do recommend are Brasso, Simichrome, or our favorite Flitz; these can be used without inflicting damage even for the unskilled user, unless the polished surface has a wax sealer coat. These polishes will remove the wax while polishing the metal, but the surface would then have to be re-waxed if it is on a metal that needs to be sealed.
WOOD, LACQUER, AND LINEN FINISHES
Wood, lacquered, and linen pieces have been stained and/or polished to bring depth and beauty to each finish. Although most are protected with either a clear coat or wax, they are still susceptible to wear.
Care for your wood and lacquer pieces by dusting regularly with a soft cloth.
Maintain wood and lacquer by not placing near heaters and air conditioning units to prevent over-drying or exposure to excessive moisture. Avoid extreme humidity changes in your home, as extremely dry air can cause wood to crack and lacquer to lift. Do not place/leave hot or moist objects directly on the wood. Rubber or plastic left on the wood finish can also damage the finish.
Clean by using a dry or slightly damp soft cloth. Follow by polishing with a dry soft cloth. Do not use commercial, heavy-duty polishes or waxes, as they can yellow light finishes.
We recommend that stained or soiled wood or lacquer pieces be professionally cleaned or refinished.
Stone can be classified into two categories: siliceous stones such as granite and slate are more durable and relatively easy to clean, while calcareous stones, such as marble, limestone and onyx, are more porous and sensitive to acidic cleaning products.
As stone is a natural material, markings and color will vary. Stone tops are sealed or polished to be stain resistant. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of many stones. Use placemats or felt spots under china, ceramics, silver, or any other objects that may scratch the surface.
Clean stone surfaces with a soft cloth and a few drops of stone soap or a light detergent combined with warm water. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film or cause streaks. Rinse the surface thoroughly after cleaning and dry with a soft cloth. For spills, blot with a soft cloth immediately to prevent the stain from being absorbed by the stone. Flush with water and mild soap and rinse well. Dry the area with a soft cloth.
We recommend that stained or soiled stone be professionally cleaned by a stone cleaner or a refinisher.
GLASS AND CRYSTAL
Glass and crystal can be cleaned by wiping with a soft damp cloth or glass cleaner with no additives. Apply glass cleaner to a soft cloth rather than directly on to the fixture to avoid overspray that may damage other finishes.
Some lighting shades are made from a thick, high quality watercolor paper or silk.
Care for the shade by dusting regularly with a soft cloth.
Clean small dirt marks on watercolor paper using a white art eraser with a gentle touch.
Heavy staining on our delicate silk and watercolor paper shades usually cannot be cleaned. Please contact HOLLY HUNT to purchase a replacement shade.
HOLLY HUNT Outdoor Furniture has been designed and constructed using only materials that meet the highest standards for strength and durability.
Routine care and maintenance will ensure that your furniture looks and performs its best and will provide you with many years of enjoyment.
Regional environmental conditions vary greatly, so it is important that your particular installation is evaluated frequently.
All outdoor furniture should be protected with fitted furniture covers or stored indoors during inclement weather. Harsh environments (elevated pollution levels, humid/arid climates, salt, high daily temperature variances) will require that recommended maintenance routines are performed more frequently.
Because each material has unique properties and needs, we have compiled these specific care and maintenance recommendations.
Powdercoated aluminum is a very durable material that should be routinely cared for like the paint on a fine automobile. Use only a soft cotton or microfiber cloth with a mild detergent (ph: neutral) to clean. Rinse thoroughly. It is important to never use abrasives or solvent based cleaners.
The addition of a good quality automobile wax will provide a layer of protection against salt and minimize water spotting. Be sure to clean the surface thoroughly prior to application (per the manufacturer’s instructions).
OUTDOOR WOVEN FIBER
HOLLY HUNT Outdoor Woven Fiber is designed to be virtually impervious to the elements. It will not fade or crack even under the most extreme conditions. No special maintenance is required. Simply clean regularly with a soft cloth and a mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
GLASS FIBER REINFORCED C ONCRETE (GFRC)
While HOLLY HUNT GFRC has a protective sealer coat, the material is porous and can be easily stained. Fortunately, most stains can be removed, though stubborn stains can leave traces. It is important to clean up spills as quickly as possible to prevent a stain from migrating deeper into the surface.
For regular cleaning, use a soft cloth dampened with distilled water to remove dust and dirt. Tap water is not recommended as it can leave calcium marks. A mild soap solution may also be used if necessary. Do not use abrasives, harsh solvents or industrial cleaners.
Cleaning Stone & Marble Table Tops
Most airborne dust and dirt can easily be removed from stone table tops with plain water. You should occasionally rinse off your table top to prevent debris from settling in and leaving stains or discolorations. After rinsing, you can also use a mild detergent mixed with water and scrub the table top with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth. Dry thoroughly after cleaning to prevent moisture penetration. Spills should always be cleaned up as quickly as possible, since over time they may begin to penetrate the sealant.
For more thorough cleaning, use a pH neutral cleaner. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, which can break down the sealant and possibly damage or discolor the stone. You should never use scouring creams, abrasive cleansers or acid based products (citrus, pine or vinegar cleaners). Also, you should not use alkaline-based products (ammonia, baking soda or borax) unless specifically formulated for use on natural stone or marble.
Preventative Maintenance for Stone & Marble Table Tops
HOLLY HUNT Outdoor Collection tabletops are coated with the most durable stone enhancing sealer available. This sealer provides extraordinary resistance from stains and moisture and helps maintain the stone’s natural color. For optimum protection, tops should be resealed every 6 to 12 months after it has been thoroughly cleaned of dirt and debris. It takes just a few minutes to distribute an even coat of the sealer and then wipe the tabletop dry. Stone sealers for natural/honed finishes [such as FILA FOB] are available at most hardware stores.
Cold Climates: HOLLY HUNT recommend that tabletops be stored in a dry area in cold climates or be covered with a suitable outdoor furniture cover. It is possible that snow sitting on a tabletop for an extended period of time could cause moisture to penetrate the sealer. Marble is porous, and if moisture were to enter the stone and freeze, the marble may crack. Always seal the tabletop before each winter.
Hot Climates: The porous nature of stone leaves it susceptible to heat retention. Care and caution should be exercised when handling stone that has been subjected to lengthy sun exposure.
Cleaning Engineered Stone Table Tops
Use a soft cotton or microfiber cloth to remove dirt from the surface. Engineered stone tops can be washed with hot water, to which you can add the manufacturer’s recommended dose of mild detergent, if needed. Rinse with hot water and dry with a cloth. For best results, we recommend cleaning any spills immediately, without letting them dry.
Do not use waxes, oily soaps, sealers or other treatments: they are not required. Moreover, some of the commercially available treatments contain wax or polish additives that can leave an oily film on the surface after several applications, affecting the cleanliness and appearance of the top.
Avoid using abrasives or scouring pads as they could affect the surface.
When routine cleaning is not enough, specific procedures are required, depending on the nature of the stain. In these cases, there are aggressive products available that will not affect the surface’s beauty. The amount of time the stain remains on the surface is important, so we recommend cleaning as soon as possible.
Contact HOLLY HUNT Customer Service if you encounter a stain on engineered stone that you are having trouble removing.
All HOLLY HUNT Outdoor Collection Cushions are made of fast-draining anti-microbial reticulated foam with a dacron crown. They are well suited to all moist and humid conditions.
Cushions should never sit in water or be exposed to water for any prolonged period. To prevent mildew growth and corrosion of any sort, always remove wet cushions from furniture frames.
For any product that is heavily damaged or excessively worn, seek professional assistance