Caring for your India Jane Purchase

 We have compiled the following care guide to help you to keep your India Jane purchase looking beautiful for many years to come.

 

Nickel plated furniture & accessories:

We recommend dusting with a soft, dry cloth. Use of chemical spray cleaners and abrasive items such as steel wool or exposure to liquid and acidic foods, will damage and dull the appearance of the nickel.

Glass:

Wash by hand in warm water. We do not recommend using a dishwasher to clean our glassware.

Ceramic:

Due to the hand-finished nature of our ceramics, we recommend cleaning with a soft slightly damp cloth. Use of abrasive cleaners is not recommended.

Natural horn products:

We recommend cleaning with a slightly damp cloth. Avoid submersion in water.

Upholstered chairs & sofas:

Regular gentle vacuuming with a soft brush attachment removes surface dirt and prevents it from becoming embedded into the fibres. To preserve the natural sheen of velvet, use a clothes brush or a specialist velvet brush. Change the cushions around as well as turning them over, this will ensure even usage and extend their life as well as appearance. Plump your cushions at the end of each day so they keep their shape and provide comfort and support. Drop them on to a clean floor so that air is pushed back into the feathers or fibre. Avoid lying or sitting on the edge of fixed seat models as this can cause dipping of the interior. Yearly professional Cleaning in-situ is also recommended. We don’t recommend washing our sofa or armchair covers in the washing machine.

Leather accessories & furniture:

We recommend regular and light dusting with a soft cloth. Any exposure to liquid should be removed immediately using a clean dry cloth. Natural Leather can change colour with exposure to direct heat and light. Keep leather pieces at least 30 cm away from any heat source such as radiators. Natural oils from the skin and hair can also affect the finish of leather furniture.

Velvet upholstered furniture:

Velvet will develop its own unique character over time. To prolong its appeal we recommend cleaning velvet regularly but gently. A little brushing and regular but light vacuuming using an upholstery attachment is sufficient in regular maintenance. We also recommend regular turning and shaking velvet sofa & armchair cushions to avoid them developing long term creases which can be difficult to remove. Over time velvet can lose its sheen altogether as the pile naturally collapses a little. Brushing the velvet against the pile can be sufficient in restoring its appearance. Avoid ironing velvet at all costs as to do so will flatten the pile. Should any spills occur they should be gently blotted with a cloth, without rubbing or applying too much pressure. Any remaining liquid can be dried with a hairdryer on a moderate heat with enough distance to avoid damaging the fabric. Once dry, brush so that the pile is restored and matting is prevented.

Painted & unpainted wooden furniture:

Dust painted furniture with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid exposing furniture to excessive heat, for example standing a piece in front of a radiator, as this can cause cracking. A minimum 30cm clearance from a heat source is advised. It is essential that furniture be positioned on a level surface to ensure doors continue to hang correctly, drawers open smoothly and chairs sit without rocking.

Clean unpainted furniture with a slightly damp cloth. The natural grain of the wood is intentionally left exposed to add to the aesthetic qualities of each piece. To retain its unique charm, we recommend using coasters and placemats when necessary. Direct sunlight will cause the colour of real wood to change, even if it is stained, painted or lacquered. This chance is increased if the piece of furniture is positioned directly under a window.

Never place hot dishes directly atop a wooden or painted surface, use of a tablemat/coaster are recommended. Prolonged use of hot electrical equipment, such as a television on top of furniture may also cause scorching and colour change.

The dark rubber feet used on electrical and other equipment can occasionally contain chemicals that leave a permanent mark on furniture surfaces, care should be taken.

Stone table tops:

Clean with a damp cloth and avoid using any chemical cleaning materials. Due to the porous nature of the stone, use of a coaster is recommended when using mugs, wine glasses, tumblers, glass vases or any other objects containing liquid.