hülsta furniture stands for high quality and individuality. The selection of materials and elaborate finishing techniques ensure that the furniture easily stands up to everyday life. If you follow these tips, you will be able to enjoy your furniture for years to come.
Use a slightly damp, soft and lint-free cloth for regular dust removal. Always clean in the direction of the grain.
More persistens stains
Dirt and grease stains can best be removed using lukewarm water with a splash JEMAKO® power cleaner* and a soft, lint-free cotton cloth. We recommend using a damp cloth and treating the entire surface without applying minimal pressure. Afterwards, wipe dry. Water, ink, fruit and felt tip pen stains must be removed immediately, as they will otherwise penetrate the surface. For this reason, it is also important to avoid intensive ink penetration (e.g. by ballpoint pen or stamping ink).
hülsta lacquered surfaces are very easy to care for and do not require specifi c maintenance. Dust can easily be removed using a feather duster. Alternatively, a slightly damp cloth can be used for closed-pored wood surfaces. Never use substances that leave traces (waxes or oils for instance) which yellow or leave resin. Do not use any abrasive substances (for instance aggressive cleaners, scouring powder or solvents) either. Open-pored surfaces such as oak might roughen when exposed to dampness.
More persistent stains
Remove spilt liquids immediately with an absorbent, moistened cloth, as this facilitates cleaning. Coffee and tea stains are best removed by applying an undiluted mild cleaner directly to a damp cloth. Only apply little pressure whilst cleaning and wiping. Ink, fruit and felt tip pen stains, tea, coffee, red wine and mustard should not be left on the surface and must be removed immediately. Intensive exposure to ink (for instance ball point pen ink and stamp ink) must be avoided at all cost.
Correct care for metal
Although metals such as steel and aluminium are relatively hard, they can be scratched by sharp, pointed or rough objects. Surface finishing such as lacquering, galvanising and anodising do not make them scratch-resistant either. Do not use any objects liable to scratch or cleaning agents that contain abrasive ingredients when cleaning the surfaces. Even alcohol is too aggressive for the treated metal surfaces and can lead to damage. Generally, a damp, soft cotton cloth is sufficient for cleaning metal components. In the event of more persistent stains, please refer to the care instructions for the special types of surfaces.
Lacquered steel surfaces
For lacquered steel surfaces, only use lukewarm water with washing up liquid or a mild cleaning agent, otherwise the surface could be damaged. Afterwards, wipe with clear water. Only use soft cotton cloths for wet cleaning and drying.
To clean heavy dirt, use a special stainless steel care product according to the instructions of the manufacturer. Please note that different products for matt and high-gloss steel surfaces are available within the trade.
In order to retain that special shine, chromed surfaces must only be cleaned with a soft cloth and thinned white spirit without applying any pressure. Finally, polish the surface with a soft cloth until it is dry.
Aluminium | Brass
A damp chamois leather is best for cleaning these surfaces. It cleans effectively and protects from scratching. Afterwards, the metal should be dried with a soft cloth.
Ceramic only has a limited capacity to deform plastically. Strong impact in the edge area may lead to fissures and even chipping and breaking of the material. A ceramic top can sometimes feature small pigments in a different colour. These cannot be avoided during the manufacturing process and are typical features of the material that do not represent a fault. Avoid placing hot objects directly onto the surface by using appropriate coasters. Ceramic has a stain repellent surface, which can effortlessly be cleaned with a damp cotton cloth or a foam sponge, commercial cleaner (e.g. glass cleaner) or soapy water. Wipe the cleaned areas dry in order to avoid chalk residue.
Isolate the power supply before changing lamps or components. Only clean lamps and sockets with a dry or slightly damp cotton or leather cloth with the power turned off and when the device has cooled down. Only exchange lamps and lights for identical parts with the same performance in order to avoid a possible overload of the transformer and therefore malfunction. When changing lamps and lights, take note of the indicated performance values (watt/specifications) and ensure the correct position of the new lamps, as safety and functionality could otherwise be affected. As the colour of the light has an impact on design and atmosphere, it is advisable to only use lamps and lights with identical colours (e.g. warm white = approx. 2700-3000K). As all lamps warm up during operation, they must not be covered, in order to avoid a build-up of heat.
Switches and remote controls
Because of their electronic components, switches and remote controls are very sensitive. If required, they can be carefully cleaned with a dry cloth. Detailed information about the correct and safe handling of all of the electronic and lighting units can be found in the respective operating instructions.
In order to enjoy your leather furniture for years to come, never treat the leather with solvent-containing cleaners (stain removers, turpentine, benzene) or with shoe or floor polish. Only special leather care products and cleaners are suitable for the special requirements of this natural material. In order to ensure that the care product or cleaner is suitable for your furniture, test it in an inconspicuous area or on the enclosed sample prior to use. Always use a white, soft and clean cloth. Should the cloth show any trace of colour, then the product is unsuitable for your leather furniture. If in doubt, rely on the experience of a leather upholstery expert. Leather furniture should not be exposed to direct sunlight, as radiation changes and bleaches its colour. Strong halogen lighting has a similar effect. Strong heat from the sun, spot lights or radiators promote dry room air, which might make the leather of your furniture brittle in the long term. Exposure to light changes the colour of the leather and fades it. Ensure that the room air is sufficiently humid in order to keep the leather soft and supple.