Furniture & Cushion Care

How to Care for Your Solid Wood Furniture

The Basics

  • Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight
  • Avoid placing furniture near or over heating or air conditioning vents
  • Immediately blot up spills or moisture
  • Protect furniture by using a tablecloth or coasters
  • To prevent scratches, do not slide items over furniture surfaces
  • As wood naturally darkens, we recommend periodically rearranging your accessories
  • Dust your furniture regularly using any mild water based furniture cleaner/polish

Cushions and Cushion Covers
To extend the life of your covers and foam, rotate and vacuum cushions every week. Professional upholstery cleaning is recommended for cushions and cushion covers. For all cushions, the covers should be left on the foam for cleaning to preserve the cushion’s shape and size.

Spot Cleaning

The spot cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most light to medium stains.

  1. Before spot cleaning, blot up liquids on the surface with a clean, soft towel and brush off any loose dirt.
  2. Prepare a cleaning solution of 1/4 cup mild soap, such as Woolite® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid, per gallon of lukewarm water.
  3. Apply the cleaning solution using a misting spray bottle.
  4. Work the solution into the affected area by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Make sure to work from the outside of the stain inward so as not to spread the stain and rinse your sponge or brush frequently.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues, as residues will attract dirt. Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 as needed.
  8. Allow fabric to air dry.

Fabric/Vinyl/Recycled Leather Cleaning Codes

  • WS - For water based stains use water based cleaning agent. For oil based stains use solvent cleaner.
  • W - Clean with water based cleaning agent.
  • S - Clean with solvent based cleaning agent.

Vinyl and Re-cycled Leather Cleaning and Care
EZ Vinyl, Tuscan and Zander with PermaGuard® - Cleaning Instructions

  • Do not use alcohol based cleaning agents.
  • Most vinyls can be easily cleaned with a soft clean cloth dampened with warm water. Rub gently. Depending on dampness of your cloth, you may want to wipe with a clean dry cloth.
  • For light soiling, a solution of 10% household liquid dish soap in warm water, applied to a clean soft cloth. Rub gently. Rinse with a water dampened cloth to remove any soap residue.
  • For heavier soiling, dampen a soft white cloth with one to on (1:1) solution of Fantastik®/water or Formula 409®/water. Rub gently. Rinse with a water dampened cloth to remove any cleaner/soap residue.
  • For more difficult stains, dampen a soft white cloth with a solution of household bleach - 10% bleach / 90% water. Rub gently. Rinse with a water dampened cloth to remove bleach residue.

Silvertex and Invision PermaBlok3® Cleaning and Care Instructions

  • Step 1 (eye shadow, mascara, grease, black felt tip pen, crayon, chocolate, suntan lotion, hair and body oils*):
    • Remove excess spill with a damp cloth. Clean with a 1:1 mix of Ivory® liquid soap and water.
      Next, rinse with clean water and dry.
  • Step 2 (red lipstick):
    • Use a straight application of concentrated cleaners such as Formula 409® or Fantastik® spray cleaner. Wipe with a clean cloth, rinse with water, and dry
  • Step 3 (blood, urine, feces, oil base paint, tar, and asphalt):
    • Use a 1:1 mix of ammonia and water, or a 1:4 mix of bleach and water. Rinse with clean water
      and dry.
  • Step 4 & 5 (all other tough stains) Note: For cleaning that requires step 4 or 5, use a soft cotton cloth saturated with the cleaning material and rub the stain in circles 10 times. Pat dry with another soft cotton cloth and check the results.
  • Step 4:
    • Use a straight application of naphtha (lighter fluid). Rinse thoroughly with clean water and pat surface dry.
  • Step 5:
    • Use a 1:1 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water. If the stain persists, use straight alcohol. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and pat dry.

Must be cleaned after each instance of exposure to hair and body oils.

The information above refers to the performance of PERMABLOK3® products in specific tests conducted under laboratory conditions. Results may vary under actual conditions. This information is not a guarantee and does not relieve the user from the responsibility of the proper and safe use of the product and all cleaning agents. The use of certain agents can be harmful to the surface appearance and lifespan of vinyl. This End Up, its agents or assignees assume no responsibility resulting from the use of such cleaning agents to the vinyl. Please check compatibility when using this product in combination with painted or varnished surfaces.
PERMABLOK3® is a registered trademark of Spradling Holdings, Inc.®
Ivory® is a registered trademark of Procter and Gamble®
Formula 409® is a registered trademark of The Clorox Company®
Fantastik® is a registered trademark of DowBrands, Inc.®, Registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Co.®

Wood Care
This End Up® furniture is made to require minimum care and provide many years of enjoyment. The wood, workmanship and design features of our furniture all contribute to its easy maintenance and long life. Please note that our furniture is made of natural materials and that variation in color and finish will occur since no two pieces of wood are the same. The presence of knots, unusual grain patterns, dark wood, a rustic feel and a roughhewn look are characteristics of the product and are to be expected. Slight dimensional variations and changes are normal due to the handcrafted nature of our furniture.

Oil-Based Stain Finish Only
Our furniture is protected with an oil-based finish. We recommend using Murphy® Oil Soap or another water-based furniture polish on your furniture. Use a clean cloth for normal cleaning. Use steel wool to clean your lightly stained products. To condition your furniture, we recommend using lemon oil 2-4 times a year.

Do not use kitchen, bathroom or window cleaners as they will damage the finish.

Should you ever scratch or nick your furniture, it can be easily repaired by lightly sanding the wood in the direction of the grain with fine sandpaper, stain, and a clean cloth. For those customers with our Honey Pine finish, we recommend using Minwax® Provincial 211. Please talk to your local stain professional for advice on lightening or darkening if necessary to match the color of other pieces in your home. Always remember to test the stain on a concealed piece of the wood before proceeding.

Oil-Based Stain Finish with Protective Clear Lacquer
Furniture with protective clear lacquer does not require a lot of waxing, cleaning or polishing. This clear protective coating will provide you with years of lustrous beauty. Simply wipe up spills, dust it regularly with a standard water-based furniture polish and enjoy its handsome good looks.

Do not use steel wool, oil based cleaners, kitchen, bathroom or window cleaners as they will damage the finish.