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Furniture & Wood
- Wood is a beautiful natural material. It is important to understand its unique properties, which should not be mistaken for flaws. Knots and joint lines are a natural property of all real wood furniture. These can be visible through the surface finish, but should not be a cause for worry, as they do not affect the performance of the item, and often add interest.
- Expansion is a common occurrence in all items of wooden furniture; timber displays movement because of changes in atmospheric temperature and humidity. Occasionally this may cause stiffness in the movement of drawers, this can be remedied by rubbing a little candle wax on the drawer runners.
- Due to the hand-made nature of our furniture some variation in size, colour, weight and finish may occur.
- Spills should be removed immediately using a clean cloth.
- Do not put hot dishes or cups on any surface, always use an insulated mat for protection.
- We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Protect and prolong the long life of your furniture by treating the wood with a matte protectant such as Polyvine Protective Decorators Varnish in Dead Flat Finish. www.Polyvine.com or Farrow & Ball Dead Flat Oil
- We recommend that furniture is not placed closer then 30 cm from heat sources e.g. radiators
- Wooden furniture is not waterproof, heat resistant or immune to chemicals. Do not put hot dishes or cups on any surface, always use an insulated mat for protection. Don’t use a protective cover containing rubber derivatives – it could react with the finish.
- Sharp objects such as cutlery and pens can score the surface of your furniture, as can crockery being dragged across the top.
- Be gentle with your furniture. Never use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids, scouring powders or cream cleaners, which may contain abrasives.
- Glass or mirrored panels should be cleaned using a non-solvent based glass cleaner and a soft cloth, carefully avoiding contact with wooden or painted sections.
- Avoid sitting on the arms, back or very edge of your furniture as this may cause distortion and/or damage.
- Vacuum your furniture using the upholstery attachment of your vacuum cleaner
- Use a clean, dry, absorbent cotton cloth to blot up spills as soon as they occur.
- If spills occur it is important to clean the fabric immediately to avoid the stain becoming permanent. Ideally use a clean, dry, absorbent cotton cloth to blot up the spill (if you use paper towels make sure that they are white to avoid any colour transferring on to the fabric). If blotting doesn’t quite finish the job and the stain is still visible, professional cleaning is advised.
- Never apply cleaning solutions to visible areas of your upholstery fabric without first testing on hidden areas. It is important to pre-test for colourfastness and fabric compatibility.
- Caution those wearing clothing with transferable dyes, such as blue jeans, that the dye could transfer onto light coloured furniture.
- Protect upholstery against UV fading by treating with a UV protectant spray such as Sun Armour UV Protectant. Sunarmour.co.uk
- Protect upholstery against stains by treating with 3M Scotchgard Soft Furnishing Protector. Scotchgard.co.uk
- Colour shade variations may occur from batch to batch, but we work to tolerances within the factories and try to minimise this as much as possible. However, these variances can be unavoidable and are accepted into our warehouse as stock. Due to this, items purchased at different times cannot be guaranteed to colour match completely, as they may be from different fabric batches. We recommend that if you require multiples of the same piece, you buy them at the same time where possible.
- Reverse and rotate cushions each week after vacuuming. If possible re-arrange the furniture occasionally to ensure even wear of cushions and other areas.
China & Ceramics
- Please take care when stacking and handling your tableware and ceramics as even the hardest surfaces can become scratched: diamond scratches diamond. This can happen with your ceramics too.
- All pottery and china can crack if exposed to sudden changes in temperature, no matter how strong it is, so please don’t take items from the freezer and put them straight into the oven or microwave.
- Please do not expose to direct heat sources such as the hob or grill.
- It can be safely used in:
Dishwasher - we recommend using low temperatures and liquid detergents
Microwave - for reheating food. Please note: Using microwaves as a means of warming empty dinnerware can cause damage to both your dinnerware and microwave and is therefore not recommended.
Freezer – for storing food
Oven – safe to gradually heat to a maximum of 100°C but not suitable for cooking
Candles & Diffusers
- These guidelines should help you get the best from your scented candles, and remember always burn them responsibly and never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Candles should always be stored in a cool, dark and dry place, and preferably flat to prevent warping. Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for long periods of time, such as sunlight or harsh indoor lighting.
- Keep all of your candle wicks trimmed to approximately one half inch, long or crooked wicks can emit smoke, cause uneven burning, drip, and tend to burn faster.
- Be careful as to where you place your candles when you are ready to burn them. Avoid putting candles in drafts, this can cause excessive dripping, rapid and uneven burning.
- Be careful to keep burning candles far out of reach of children and pets, and make sure you do not burn your candles near any combustible materials.
- Avoid hot wax from splattering when you blow out a candle by holding your finger in front of the flame and then blowing at it. This way the air will flow around the finger and extinguish the candle from both sides.
- It is very important that diffusers are used with care. The aromatic liquid contains alcohol and therefore flammable, so keep away from open flames; do not light the reeds.
- Do not stand the product directly on polished or finished surfaces as spillage may cause damage.
- Keep out of reach of Children and Pets.
- Brissi glassware is safe for use in the dishwasher (except for glass with decal patterns). We recommend the use of low temperatures and liquid detergents in the dishwasher.
Following the guidelines above will ensure product performance is maintained. Brissi is not to be held responsible for defects caused by the misuse of your product.