Care Instructions

WOOD FINISH CARE GUIDELINES

OLD GROWTH WHITE OAK SOAPED

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cloth.
2. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly clean piece with damp lint-free cloth.
3. We recommend use of coasters under all beverages and plates to help protect the finish from water-rings.
4. Soaped Furniture was ritually refinished once a year by the originators of the finish. We recommend a similar yearly refinishing following the guidelines below.

WATER SPOTS AND GLASS RINGS
1. Using a warm water dampened clean cotton cloth, gently rub the affected area along the grain until marks are removed. Use less pressure to feather the affected area with the surrounding finish.
2. If ring is still visible after water dries, apply a thin coat of Soap Finish using a cotton cloth liberally to the damaged area and surrounding finish.
4. Allow to dry for at least (1) hour. Buff with clean, dry cloth as needed.

PREPARING SOAP FINISH
1. Mix (2) heaping teaspoons of Dri-Pak brand Pure Unscented Soap Flakes into a half cup of hot water (near boiling) in a large mouth jar or tall mixing bowl.
2. Whisk the mix for a few minutes until all soap has dissolved and a thick, dense froth is achieved - similar to meringue. The froth should hold peaks and not be runny. A hand-held mixer is speediest.

YEARLY MAINTENANCE
1. Lightly buff the piece with Scothbrite pad (always following the direction of the grain).
2. Prepare and apply a coat of Soap Finish using a cotton cloth liberally to the entire piece. Wipe off any excess soap and buff the soap finish into the wood.
3. Allow soap to dry for at least (1) hour.
4. Very lightly buff the entire piece with Scotchbrite pad before applying any coats after the first. We recommend 2-3 coats until desired effect is achieved.
5. After the final coat, allow the piece to dry overnight - then buff with a cotton cloth.

PRODUCT LINK
Dri-Pak Pure Unscented Soap Flakes

CLARO WALNUT DANISH OIL & BRILLIANT
WALNUT DANISH OIL & BRILLIANT | OXIDIZED MAPLE

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cloth
2. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly clean piece with a damp lint-free cloth. A mild, diluted neutral liquid soap can be used for heavier grease or spills.
3. Never use ammonia-based or bleach-based cleaners on finish.
4. To touch up fine scratches or scuffs prior to your dinner party guests arrival, a thin coat of Virginia Boys All Natural Wood Finishing Oil can be applied with a clean cotton cloth and buffed until dry.

PRODUCT LINK
Virginia Boys All Natural Wood Finishing Oil

BLEACHED OAK | OYSTER WAXED OAK | OXIDIZED WAXED OAK

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cotton cloth
2. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly clean piece with damp lint-free cloth. A mild, diluted neutral liquid soap can be used for heavier grease or spills.
3. Never use ammonia-based or bleach-based cleaners on finish.
4. To touch up fine scratches or scuffs, we recommend using Virginia Boys All Natural Wood Finishing Wax applied with a clean lint-free cotton cloth. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes and buff with another clean lint-free cotton cloth until desired finish is achieved. The more buffing, the more polished the finish will become.

PRODUCT LINK
Virginia Boys All Natural Wood Finishing Wax

BLACK INKED OAK

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cotton cloth
2. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly clean piece with damp lint-free cloth. A mild, diluted neutral liquid soap can be used for heavier grease or spills.
3. Never use ammonia-based or bleach-based cleaners on finish.
4. To touch up fine scratches or scuffs, use a Ebony Minwax Stain Pen to color the affected area.

PRODUCT LINK
Minwax Ebony Stain Pen

STONE FINISH CARE GUIDELINES

BLACK ST LAURENT MARBLE HONED | ARABESCATO CORCHIA MARBLE HONED

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cloth
2. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly clean piece with damp lint-free cloth. A mild, diluted neutral liquid soap can be used for heavier grease or spills.
3. Seal twice yearly with matte sealer or you may use the traditional Italian method of wiping clear mineral oil on your marble periodically to keep your table looking hydrated and resistant to moisture.
4. Sealers and oil do not make stone acid resistant, so be sure to wipe up any spills immediately.

WHITE MACAUBAS QUARTZITE HONED | FANTASY QUARTZITE HONED

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cloth
2. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly Clean piece with damp lint-free cloth. A mild, diluted neutral liquid soap can be used for heavier grease or spills.
3. Seal once yearly with matte sealer or you may use the traditional Italian method of wiping clear mineral oil on your marble periodically to keep your table looking hydrated.
4. Quartzite is resistant to acid, but not completely impervious. Wipe up spills as soon as possible.

METAL HARDWARE FINISH CARE GUIDELINES

BURNISHED BRASS | DARK BRASS | BLACKENED BRASS | BURNISHED NICKEL | FRENCH SILVER | PEWTER

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Our metal finishes are finished by hand using traditional methods and organic compounds, no synthetics. These finishes are considered living finishes and will uniquely change over time depending on exposure to the elements, handling, and cleaning routine that is established.
2. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cotton cloth
3. Can be waxed periodically with a clear carnauba wax and lightly buffed with a soft cotton cloth.

PRODUCT LINK
Clear Carnauba Wax

ROSE GOLD

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Our metal finishes are finished by hand using traditional methods and organic compounds, no synthetics. These finishes are considered living finishes and will uniquely change over time depending on exposure to the elements, handling, and cleaning routine that is established.
2. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cotton cloth.
3. Do not use any product when cleaning rose gold.

LIGHTING FINISH CARE GUIDELINES

BURNISHED BRAS S | DARK BRAS S | BLACKENED BRASS | BURNISHED NICKEL | FRENCH SILVER | PEWTER | ROSE GOLD

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Our metal finishes are finished by hand using traditional methods and organic compounds, no synthetics. These finishes are considered living finishes and will uniquely change over time depending on exposure to the elements, handling, and cleaning routine that is established.
2. Handle light fixture gently and always wear cotton gloves when handling.
3. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cotton cloth.
4. Use of cleaning products or water on metal finishes will void RW Guild one-year warranty

REX FUR FINISH CARE GUIDELINES

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. This product is dyed and hand made from natural materials.
2. Do Not Wash. Do Not Bleach.
3. Avoid exposure to sunlight or any other strong lighting heat or light, which can fade the fur.
4. Shake out water from your fur if it gets wet. Place the fur in a well-ventilated room to dry out naturally. Shake it out again after it has dried, then smooth out the fur with your hands.
5. Keep your fur away from strong odors. Smoke, perfume, insect sprays, hairspray and mothproofing products should not come into contact with your fur. These scents may become permanently embedded into the fur.
6. Fur specialist for cleaning only. Do not take it to a dry cleaner as they do not have the proper equipment to clean your fur.
7. Do not apply iron or heat.

BEAN BAG
1. Pick up from leather bottom. Do not grab fur and lift.

PILLOWS & BLANKETS
1. Our pillows and throws have double-stitched seams to make them resilient to wear and tear, however fur hides are fragile. Avoid putting stress in one location or picking up from a single point.

RW GUILD COLLECTION LEATHER FINISH CARE GUIDELINES

UNFINISHED DYED LEATHER

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Sourced from within the US, this leather is made with wear and age in mind, developing deeper colors, more shine and increased softness as it is used. Water, sunlight, and handling are all components of developing the leather’s patina and uniquely aging the material.
2. The unfinished nature of this full-grain leather is subject to natural imperfections.
3. Dust and other particulates can be swept or vacuumed off.
4. Staining is possible, and color change is to be expected. Use a dry cloth to clean up any spill immediately afterwards. Then use a damp cloth to soften the edge of any stain marks. Only blot the stain, do not rub. Allow to dry.
5. For harder to manage staining, using a light abrasive 3M brand pad, buff leather in short strokes on leather. This method will lift the nautral leather fibers, minimizing the the stain.

WAXED LEATHER

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. This leather is treated with natural wax to add a protective and attractive surface to the leather, allowing the natural character to show through while deepening the color and creating a pre-worn, antique look to the material.
2. This leather offers a higher amount of stain and scuff resistance while still allowing the leather to develop further patina from use.
3. The unfinished nature of this full-grain leather is subject to natural imperfections.
4. Stains are possible but less noticeable. Use a damp cloth to wipe away a spill immediately afterwards.
5. For harder to manage staining, using a light abrasive 3M brand pad, buff leather in short strokes on leather. This method will lift the natural leather fibers, minimizing the the stain.
6. Using a lint-free cotton cloth, apply a thin coat of clear caranauba wax to the affected area, buffing to desired finish.

SUEDE

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Staining is possible and color change is to be expected. Use a damp cloth to clean up any spill immediately afterwards. Blot the affected area, do not rub.
2. To revitalize the suede nap, use a suede brush to bring up the texture after extended use.
3. To clean up spots and spills we recommend RM Williams All Natural Suede Cleaner followed by a suede brush to lift fibers up to minimize temporary darkening from cleaning product.

PRODUCT LINK
RM Williams All Natural Suede Cleaner

JERSEY LEATHER

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. This genuine, vegetable tanned cow hide is leather that undergoes a finishing process that utilizes tree bark and other natural tannins to produce a leather known for its strength and durability.
2. Subject to natural imperfections.
3. Keep the piece dust free with a dry lint-free cotton cloth.
4. For heavier dust and dirt, lightly clean piece with damp lint-free cloth.
5. Do not use any product when cleaning Jersey Leather.

ENZYME WASHED LINENS CARE GUIDELINES

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Our linens are enzyme washed for softness and will continue to soften more over time.
2. Machine wash in cold water with like colors, tumble dry.
3. No bleach or bleach derivatives.
4. Press only. Do not iron.