Care

Furniture made of solid wood

To ensure the best life for your furniture it is important that they are properly maintained. Solid wood is a living material that is affected by daylight and humidity. Wooden furniture should not be placed too close to heat sources such as wood burning stoves or radiators. Eikund’s warranty is only valid if the instructions outlined are followed carefully, so please take care!

Soap treated furniture

Daily care: Clean your furniture using a soft cloth with lukewarm water that has been well wrung, and wipe it off with a dry cloth. Dirt and spots of oils should be removed with a light solution of soap water. Remember to add more soap to the furniture regularly (4-6 times per year, or as required).

User instructions: Apply an even layer of wood soap all over the furniture. Use 1/4 deciliter soap flakes to 1 liter of warm water. Always work along the grain of the wood. Leave the wood soap to dry for about 10 minutes. If soap residues are found on the wood after treatment, remove it with a clean sponge or cloth tightly wrung out with lukewarm water. When treating table tops, it’s essential that both sides gets treated.

Care kit: Wood soap is cooked in palm kernel oil and coconut oil and contains no perfumes, colours, optical brighteners or bleach. Soap flakes can be purchased from your nearest Eikund dealer.

Oil treated furniture

Daily care: Clean your furniture using a soft cloth with lukewarm water that has been well wrung, and wipe it off with a dry cloth. Remember to add more oil to the furniture regularly (2-3 times per year, or as required).

User instructions: Apply the oil in a thin and even layer, using a sponge or smooth cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Any excess oil can be removed with a dry cloth. The oil should be touch-dry after approximately 3 hours, and thoroughly dry after approximately 24 hours. If the wooden surface is very dry and absorbent, the treatment may be repeated.

Care kit: A turpentine-free oil is based on the finest and cleanest oils, is water resistant and protects the wood from desiccation. Oil kits (natural and white-pigmented) can be purchased from your nearest Eikund dealer.

Lacquered furniture

We use a thin layer of lacquer that partially fills the grain, so that the wood structure will appear through the surface. This kind of lacquer makes the wood nice to touch, and gives the material a natural patina.

Daily care: Clean your furniture using a soft cloth with lukewarm water that has been well wrung, and wipe it off with a dry cloth. As the lacquer seals the surface of the wood, the furniture will not be affected by daylight in the same way as soap or oil treated furniture.

Furniture made with leather

Leather is a natural material, and like most natural materials it does need some care and looking after to ensure its long-lasting appeal. Here are some tips to help preserve the leather’s natural beauty over time:

  • Avoid soaking the leather
  • Do not place the leather in direct sunlight
  • Clean the leather using the foam from soap flakes
  • Use a clean and dry cloth to immediately remove any spills
  • To dust, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush regularly
  • Never use detergents, ammonia, oils, polish or varnish

Clean with soap flakes

  1. Add 1/2 decilitre of soap flakes into a litre of hot water, whip it together.
  2. When the water reaches room temperature, the foam must be applied all over the leather with a soft cloth.
    NB! Only use the foam and avoid soaking the leather.
  3. When the leather is dry, polish it with a soft and dry cotton cloth.

Furniture made with sheepskin from Norwegian Spælsau

Regular cleaning and stain removal:

Regularly vacuum the sheepskin to remove dust and lint. If you spill something sticky or oily on it, quickly remove the excess and then spot clean the area with a mild laundry detergent. We recommend using a detergent intended for wool. If it’s a difficult spot it might be necessary to use a fat-soluble detergent. Stains are easiest to remove when they are fresh. Most types of impurities are water-based and can easily be removed with clean, lukewarm water – if done immediately.

 To keep it nice and fluffy, use the brush that came with the chair as often as possible. If the chair is placed in a public setting, such as a hotel, we recommend that there is a person responsible for maintenance of the chair. This is NOT a chair to be left alone, it needs love and attention.

Daily care: Use the brush to prevent the fur from having tangles and knots, and to remove loose hair and dirt. In addition to the brush it is necessary with regular vacuuming of the chair. If there is a stain that is left after brushing, use a soft cloth with lukewarm water that has been well wrung, and a small amount of Milo. Just wash the hairs where the stain is and try to get most of the detergent out again. If this doesn’t help, the stain needs a stronger detergent such as Zalo. Do the same as mentioned above, but with a fat-soluble mix. As an end to this process it’s important to let it dry a bit and brush it back to its clean and fluffy state.

NB! Only use a small amount of water.