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Care & Maintenance

The artisanal nature of our products suggest that each piece may have slight imperfections and unique characteristics. All of our pieces are handmade and appreciate a bit of love when cleaning and caring for them. Here are some tips to love them best:

Teak

At INBALI we use Grade A teak in most of our ranges. Most items haven’t undergone any protective treatment as we particularly love the rustic, unfinished look. The wood has been polished causing high natural oil to rise to the surface, meaning that stains remain on the surface and do not penetrate the wood easily.

A damp (never soaking wet) cloth with a solution of soap and warm water will clean your teak furniture. Dry the surfaces thoroughly afterwards. Regular washing will make the wood increasingly resistant to marks and stains as it absorbs more soap over time. If you need to remove any stains, do it gently.

Always clean in the direction of the wood grain and never use a scouring pad or this might scratch the wood. Scratches could be removed with fine sandpaper. When sanding you should sand along the grain of the wood.

If you wish to further protect your wood, use a teak oil to waterproof your timber and prevent dirty spots. Furniture meant for outdoor use must be protected in order for them to last.

Suar wood

Suar wood only requires basic maintenance to maintain its grandeur. Sponge clean with a mild soap and water solution and dry the surfaces thoroughly afterwards.

Leather

You can clean leather using a soft, dry cloth. Or a cloth and soapy water for a bit more elbow grease. To keep your leather looking its best, we recommend you clean it regularly with an uncoloured leather polish.

Leather can lighten if it's exposed to direct sunlight, so be careful where you place it to avoid this.

Rattan

Rattan can be cleaned with soapy water. An old toothbrush is especially useful for reaching in between grooves.

Textiles

Cushions and Bed Covers

We recommend dry cleaning linen and cotton throws and cushions. You can use a warm iron (up to 150°C) to press out any creases, ideally by protecting the material with a tea towel or similar.

Sofa textiles

For regular care of your sofas we recommend vacuuming with an attachment on your vacuum cleaner. A gentle vacuum of the fabric should take care of most household dust.

For washing the covers - we recommend dry-cleaning for the best results. For spot cleaning on any of our fabrics we recommend blotting away any liquids or stains and following up with cold water. If detergent is required, use a simple detergent without optical brighteners.

Metals

Any metal furniture or parts are easy to clean. Washing with soap or a mild detergent and warm water followed by a clean water rinse is usually quite adequate to clean the stainless steel surface.

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