Fredericia

Product Care Instructions for Your Designer Furniture

Fredericia produces hand-crafted furniture that are built to last. With the right amount of care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your designer furniture. Please note that Fredericia’s product warranty is only valid when the proper care and maintenance have been followed as per the instruction guide.

 

You may find the care & maintenance instructions for the following materials/surfaces below:

 

1.  Wood

2. Stone – Limestone & Marble

3. Laminates – Laminate & Nano Laminate

4. Linoleum

5. Leather

6. Textile – Fabric, Velour, Paper Yarn, Canvas

7. Lambskin

8. Cane Wicker

9. Metal

10. Plastic

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Solid Wood Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

SOLID Wood – CARE INFORMATION

 

Wood is a natural material which has and will continue to develop and mature its own unique grains.

 

General Care & Maintenance

– Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight or heat source.

– Avoid placing furniture in a room with erratic humidity.

 


 

Oil Treated Wood – CARE INFORMATION

 

Oil Treated Wood are resistant to dust, water, and light scratches and marks. This type of wood will develop a natural patina which only becomes more beautiful and unique with time. Fredericia’s wood furniture are treated with clear wax oil.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe surface with a clean dry cloth. Avoid using wet cloths whenever possible.
  • Stain Removal – Use a clean soft cloth firmly wrung in clean water and wipe in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain. Wipe immediately after with a clean dry cloth.
  • Dirt Removal – Use a clean soft cloth firmly wrung in clean water (5L) mixed with soap flakes (25ml), or any cleaning agent specifically for oil treated wood surfaces. Once cleaned, retreat the surface with oil (instructions below).
  • Avoid using pure linseed oil, chemicals, scouring pads, wire wool or similar products.

 

Oil Treatment

 

  • Oil Treatments should be performed 1-2 times a year to maintain the colour and glow of the wood surface, and only if necessary (eg. surface looks dry or dull, or visibly stained).
  • Fredericia recommends using Leather Master Wood Wax Oil.
  • Wipe down the entire surface with a soft cloth firmly wrung in lukewarm water. You may add soap flakes to the water to remove stubborn stains.
  • Let the surface dry off for at least 1 hour.
  • If grains ‘rise’, gently sand the surface with a sandpaper of 240 grit, in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain. Wipe away excess dust with a dry soft cloth.
  • Pour a little oil onto a clean soft sponge and apply evenly to the entire surface, in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain. Ensure that all wood surfaces are covered, including the edges and underneath the furniture.
  • Allow the wood to absorb the oil for approximately 20 minutes. Remove any excess oil by wiping off with a clean dry lint-free cloth in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain.
  • Let wood furniture dry for at least 24 hours before use.
  • Store and dispose the cloth used during oil-treatment carefully to avoid self-ignition. You may dispose or storing the oiled cloths in a closed plastic or metal container with some water.

 

Soap Treated & Untreated Wood – CARE INFORMATION

 

Soap Treated Wood is known for its extraordinarily beautiful patina. The wood will become increasingly resistant to dirt.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Use a clean soft cloth firmly wrung in lukewarm water (3L) mixed with soap flakes (25ml) and wipe the surface.

 

Soap Treatment

 

  • Soap Treatment may be performed 1-2 times a year.
  • Remove any stains by scrubbing them with a soft sponge dipped in soapy water and wipe in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain.
  • Use only Natural/White soap flakes. Never use Brown soap flakes, soap flakes containing bleach or perfume, washing-up liquid, yellow soap, linseed oil, or detergents containing iron, or any products made of metals (steel or iron) that will cause permanent black stains.
  • Mix soap flakes (25ml) in clean boiled water cooled to a room temperature (1L).
  • Dip a clean soft sponge in the soap solution and wipe the entire surface in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain.
  • Wipe any excess soapy water off the entire surface with dry soft cloth.
  • Allow the wood surface to dry for approximately 2 hours before use.
  • Alternatively, you may use Fredericia’s recommended Leather Master Natural Soap Protector. Follow the instructions carefully on the product label.
  • If grains ‘rise’, you may gently sand the surface with a sandpaper of 240 grit in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain. Wipe off any excess dust with a dry soft cloth.
  • Keep in mind that excessive use of soap flakes will destroy the wood fibre and its natural colour.

 

Lacquered & Painted Wood

 

Lacquered surfaces are easy to clean and are highly resistant to dust and dirt. They are, however, difficult to restore once ruined.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth. You may use dedicated cleaning agents to remove stains, and wipe in the longitudinal direction of the wood grain.
  • Wash Down – Use a soft cloth firmly wrung in a lukewarm water mixed with an all purpose cleaning agent. Always choose a mild cleaning agent without any sanding particles.
  • Avoid using too much water when cleaning your furniture. Use only damp cloth if needed.
  • Never use abrasive detergents, wire wool or polish, and agents containing alcohol.
  • Avoid placing vases or decorative objects on the surface to prevent stains and discolouration.

 

 

Lacquer Care

 

  • Fresh Lacquer may be used to repair tiny cracks in coloured, lacquered surfaces. Use a matte lacquer with a light white pigmentation. You may obtain the original colour lacquer from Fredericia by referring to the ‘Item No’ found underneath the furniture when referencing the colour.
  • Discolouration cannot be rectified with cleaning agents and will need to be restored by a professional.

 

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Limestone and Marble Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

Marble AND LIMESTONE – CARE INFORMATION

 

Marble and Limestone are closely related; Marble is in fact crystalised Limestone. Marble is porous, relatively soft and prone to etches, scratches and stains. Fredericia’s Marble furniture uses Grey Kendzo Marble, and Limestone Furniture uses Dark Atlantico Limestone.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Wipe up any liquids immediately to avoid absorption and stains.
  • Avoid using sponges, wire wools or paper with sanding qualities.
  • Avoid using cleaning agents containing acidic solutions and sanding particles.
  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface with a soft cloth or sponge firmly wrung in hot water.
  • Stubborn Stains – Mix Natural Soap Flakes with hot water, and wipe the surface with a soft cloth or sponge firmly wrung in the soap mix.

 

Thorough Care

 

  • You may use Fredericia’s recommended mineral oil to maintain the surface – Leather Master Clear Mineral Oil, once a year or as required.
  • Before application, remove any stain or dirt using a soft cloth wrung in hot water (with possible addition of natural soap flakes).
  • Allow the surface to dry off completely.
  • Shake well before saturating the surface with oil using a soft sponge.
  • Ensure the entire surface and edges are covered with the oil. Wipe in a light, circular motion.
  • Allow the surface to dry for at least 15 minutes, and remove any excess oil with a dry cloth.
  • Leave the surface to absorb for 24 hours before use.

 

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Laminate Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

Laminates – CARE INFORMATION

 

Laminate is a highly durable material with low maintenance.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Avoid using cleaning agents such as wire wool, scouring powder or similar products.
  • Use mats or protective covers underneath hot, damp, coloured and sharp objects to protect the surface.
  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface clean with a cloth firmly wrung in lukewarm water. You may add a mild all-purpose cleaning agent, if necessary. Wipe off again with a dry cloth.
  • Spills – Wipe up liquids immediately to avoid discolouration.
  • Stubborn Stain Removal – Add more cleaning agent and use a soft sponge to wipe the stained area. Wipe off any excess cleaning agents with a dry cloth.

 

Nano Laminate

 

Fenix NTM Nano Laminate is a soft laminate made using nano-technology. An alternative to linoleum and standard laminates, Nano Laminates are highly durable and has a matte finish.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • It is possible to repair micro-cracks on the surface using a melamine sponge.
  • Use mats or protective covers underneath hot, damp, coloured and sharp objects to protect the surface.
  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface with a cloth wrung in hot water. You may add mild all-purpose cleaning agent, if necessary.
  • Stain & Grease Removal – May be removed with a damp melamine sponge.
  • For tough stains and micro-crack repairs, please click here.

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Linoleum Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

Linoleum

 

Linoleum is a natural, organic material. It always feels warm and soft to the touch.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Use mats or protective covers underneath hot, damp, coloured and sharp objects to protect the surface.
  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface with a soft cloth firmly wrung in hot water. You may add a soft all-purpose cleaning agent to the water, if necessary.
  • Extra Protection – You may use a dedicated soap-based Linoleum cleaning agent. Carefully read and adhere to the instructions on the product label.

 

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Solid Leather Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

Leather – CARE INFORMATION

 

Leather is an animal product, a natural material which should be treated with the utmost respect. At Fredericia, the hides used are of the finest quality, from animals raised according to strict ethical guidelines.

 


 

Aniline LEATHER

 

Vegetable and chrome-tanned Aniline Leather is made of hides with the highest and most exquisite quality. Its natural structure is maintained without surface treatments which allows it to remain soft, breathable and comfortable. Aniline Leather will develop a unique yet incredible patina , which is a characteristic of Aniline Leather.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface with a very soft dry cloth.
  • Light Stains – Use a very soft cloth, firmly wrung in boiled water cooled to a room temperature. You may allow the light stain to be simply absorbed and develop its natural patina.
  • Liquid Spills – Wipe the entire surface immediately with a very soft cloth firmly wrung in cold water.
  • Avoid using cleaning agents or sharp objects on your leather furniture.
  • Pat down your cushions regularly to preserve their shape.

 

Thorough Maintenance

 

  • You may use a leather cleanser or cream. Fredericia recommends Leather Master Soft Cleanser and Leather Master Protection Cream Premium. Maintenance should be performed 1-2 times a year.
  • Vacuum your leather with a soft mouthpiece, at a low suction level.
  • Dampen a sponge with the leather cleanser and wipe across the entire surface. In case of stains, wipe (do not rub) the sponge in a circular motion on the stained area.
  • Allow the cleanser to settle for at least 1 hour.
  • Shake the bottle of leather cream and apply using a soft dry cloth onto the entire surface. Massage the leather with soft circular motions.
  • Finish off by lightly polishing the leather.
  • Never use washing-up liquid or chemical cleaning agents on leather.

 

Semi-Aniline LEATHER

 

Semi Aniline Leather has a lighter finish, making the leather more resistant to dirt whilst prolonging its longevity.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe the surface with a very soft dry cloth.
  • Light Stains – Use a very soft cloth, firmly wrung in boiled water cooled to a room temperature. You may allow the light stain to be simply absorbed and develop its natural patina.
  • Liquid Spills – Wipe the entire surface immediately with a very soft cloth firmly wrung in cold water.
  • Avoid using cleaning agents or sharp objects on your leather furniture.
  • Pat down your cushions regularly to preserve their shape.

 

Thorough Maintenance

 

  • You may use a leather cleanser or cream. Fredericia recommends Leather Master Soft Cleanser and Leather Master Protection Cream Premium. Maintenance should be performed 1-2 times a year.
  • Vacuum your leather with a soft mouthpiece, at a low suction level.
  • Dampen a sponge with the leather cleanser and wipe across the entire surface. In case of stains, wipe (do not rub) the sponge in a circular motion on the stained area.
  • Allow the cleanser to settle for at least 1 hour.
  • Shake the bottle of leather cream and apply using a soft dry cloth onto the entire surface. Massage the leather with soft circular motions.
  • Finish off by lightly polishing the leather.
  • Never use washing-up liquid or chemical cleaning agents on leather.

 

Nubuck LEATHER

 

Nubuck Leather is treated with Scotchguard, but remains delicate. With time, Nubuck Leather will change in appearance, with its characteristic shinier look on worn down areas that are commonly used. Nubuck requires a more thorough and regular maintenance compared to Aniline or Semi-Aniline Leather.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Vacuum the surface regularly, with a soft mouthpiece at a low suction level to remove any dust particles. You may also use a dry soft brush, preferably Nubuck brush/sponge to remove dust and dirt, and to encourage the fibres to rise and maintain its velvety appearance.
  • Light Stains – It is preferable to leave light stains to be absorbed and be a part of its natural patina.
  • Never use washing up-liquid, chemical cleaning agents, sharp objects, water, soap, grease, or leather cream on Nubuck Leather.
  • Liquid Spills – Use cotton cloth to soak up as much of the spilt liquid.
  • Pat down your cushions regularly to preserve their shape.

 

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Fabric and Textile Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

Textiles: FABRIC, velour, paper yarn and canvas – CARE INFORMATION

 

Like all other materials, upholstered furniture attracts dust and will become dirty over time. Dust & dirt will also increase wear and tear, generate unfavourable indoor climate and diminish any fire-resistant features. Therefore, regular maintenance is necessary to preserve the looks and prolong their longevity.

 

General Care & Maintenance for Fabric, Velour, Paper Yarn and Canvas 

 

  • Pat down your cushions regularly to preserve their shape.
  • Vacuum regularly, preferably once a week, with a soft mouthpiece with a medium suction level.
  • Stain Removal – Always check for Fredericia’s recommendations on specific materials. Stains are best removed immediately. Stains from thick or solid materials may be scraped off with a dull knife or spatula. Dry stains may be vacuumed to remove any loose particles.
  • Spilt Liquids – Use a clean napkin or cloth to soak up the spilt liquids.
  • Greasy Stains – Dab the stained area using a lint-free cloth or sponge wrung firmly in clean, hot water. Work your way from the outer edges towards the middle of the stain. You may also use purposeful cleaning agents, but do test them first on an area that is most invisible on the furniture. Dry your upholstery with a hair dryer to avoid discolouration or blotching.
  • Avoid contact with dark jeans due to surplus in dye on the clothing.
  • Never rub the upholstery. You may dab on the affected area.
  • Be wary of using solvents as they may dissolve underlying upholstery. Never use undiluted cleaning agents such as bleach, ammonium, soap meant for hard surfaces.

 

Velour

 

Thorough Care

 

  • Treating Pressure Marks – Remove any folds or pressure marks using an atomizer to spray clean water on the affected area until damp (not wet).
  • Use a soft brush and brush to ensure the pile is in the right direction.
  • Allow the velour surface to dry for a few hours before use. You may also use a hairdryer by blowing at the pile from different angles to make sure it ends up in the right direction.

 

Paper Yarn

 

Paper Yarn is a natural material that develops its beautiful patina with time. It is durable and comfortable, and lasts for a long time. Paper Yarn can also be replaced or repaired by a professional, if required.

 

Thorough Care

 

  • Paper yarn is sensitive to strong dye, such as new jeans, red wine, fruit syrup etc.
  • Use a cloth firmly wrung in soapy water, 25ml white organic soap flakes mixed with 5L of water, to freshen up the seat. Do not do this too often to prevent wearing down the paper yarn.

 

Canvas

 

Canvas is made of smooth woven flax and is highly durable.

 

Thorough Care

 

  • Vacuum regularly, preferably once a week, with a soft mouthpiece with a medium suction level.
  • Stain Removal – Always check for Fredericia’s recommendations on specific materials. Stains are best removed immediately. Stains from thick or solid materials may be scraped off with a dull knife or spatula. Dry stains may be vacuumed to remove any loose particles.
  • Spilt Liquids – Use a clean napkin or cloth to soak up the spilt liquids.
  • Greasy Stains – Dab the stained area using a lint-free cloth or sponge wrung firmly in clean, hot water. Work your way from the outer edges towards the middle of the stain. You may also use purposeful cleaning agents, but do test them first on an area that is most invisible on the furniture. Dry your upholstery with a hair dryer to avoid discolouration or blotching.

 

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Lambskin Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

 

Lambskin – CARE INFORMATION

 

Wool varies in terms of nuances and degree of curliness. Durable by nature because of its natural dirt-resistant traits, Lambskin is less likely to attract dust compared to synthetic textiles.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Vacuum regularly with a soft mouthpiece with a medium suction level, preferably once a week.
  • Stain Removal – Best removed immediately by moisturizing the area with water (with an atomizer), then gently massage a sponge firmly wrung in hot water containing mild wool shampoo, in circular motions. Work your way from the edges towards the center of the stain, all the while keeping the outer area damp to avoid blotching. Allow lambskin to dry before use.
  • Fredericia recommends Leather Masters Wool & Hair Cleaner.
  • To freshen up the lambskin, you may use an atomizer to spray the surface with fresh, cold water, and then pull through the wool with your hand to distribute the moisture more evenly. Never soak the wool.
  • Never rub stains.
  • Never use cleaning agents unless specifically designed for lambskin, such as wool shampoo.

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Lambskin Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

Cane Wicker – CARE INFORMATION

 

Flat rattan is made from the smooth surface of rattan.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Wipe the entire surface using a cloth firmly wrung in clean water.
  • Tough Stain Removal – Wash the surface in soapy water, 25ml white organic soap flakes mixed with 5L of water, 1-2 times a year or whenever required. Soak up any excess soapy water with a dry cloth. Make sure to wash both sides of the flat rattan. You are encouraged to use an atomizer, and soap up any excess with a dry cloth.
  • Flat rattan may break if it becomes too dry. It should be kept supple by regular washing with soapy water.
  • Never place your wicker furniture in direct sunlight or heat sources.
  • Flat rattan cannot hold concentrated weight. Therefore, never use the furniture as a stool by kneeling or standing on it.

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Stainless Steel and Metal Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

Metals: stainless steel, CHROME- & POWDER-COated metal – CARE INFORMATION

 

Chromium frames are resistant to both dirt and liquids, and are generally low in maintenance.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe surface with a dry cloth.
  • Light Stains – Wipe surface with a damp soft cloth firmly wrung in water mixed with mild soap. Wipe surface dry immediately after. Wipe surface dry immediately after.
  • Dust, Dirt & Grease, Polish/Rubber Marks Removal – Wipe surface clean with a soft cloth firmly wrung in hot water mixed with mild cleaning agent. Wipe surface dry immediately after.
  • Stubborn Stains – Wipe surface with methylated spirits or cleaner’s naphtha. Wipe surface dry immediately after.
  • Make sure to wipe your furniture with a dry cloth after washing your floor, to avoid any stains on the contacted areas.
  • Never use chlorine-based liquids to prevent corrosion, or wire wool to prevent discolouration.

 

Powder Coated Metal

 

Powder Coated Metal is durable and requires no particular maintenance.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Daily Cleaning – Wipe surface with a dry cloth.
  • Light Stains – Wipe surface with a damp soft cloth firmly wrung in water mixed with mild soap. Wipe surface dry immediately after.
  • Dust, Dirt & Grease, Polish/Rubber Marks Removal – Wipe surface clean with a soft cloth firmly wrung in hot water mixed with mild cleaning agent. Wipe surface dry immediately after.
  • Stubborn Stains – Wipe surface with methylated spirits or cleaner’s naphtha. Wipe surface dry immediately after.
  • Make sure to wipe your furniture with a dry cloth after washing your floor, to avoid any stains on the contacted areas.
  • Never use any solvents or cleaning agents with sanding particles or qualities.

 

Brushed & Polished Stainless Steel

 

Stainless steel is durable and requires no particular maintenance.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Make sure to wipe your furniture with a dry cloth after washing your floor, to avoid any stains on the contacted areas.
  • Stubborn Stains – Use a cleaning agent specifically designed for stainless steel. Carefully read and follow the instructions on the product label.
  • Never use any chlorine-based liquids on stainless steel to prevent corrosion.

 

 

Fredericia Product Care for Polypropylene Furniture - Danish Design Singapore

Polypropylene

 

Fredericia’s polypropylene is produced in Denmark and is 100% recyclable. It contains 30% post-consumer recyclable plastic, which ensures the quality of the material both in terms of look and durability.

 

General Care & Maintenance

 

  • Remove dust with a soft dry cloth.
  • Always remove stains with a soft cloth firmly wrung in lukewarm water, before applying any kind of cleaning agent.
  • For further cleaning, you may wipe the surface with a soft cloth firmly wrung in water mixed with a mild all-purpose cleaning agent or washing-up liquid. Remove excess liquid by wiping the surface with a soft dry cloth.
  • Never use polish or any cleaning agent containing solvents or sanding particles or qualities.

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