The following outlines a number of handy hints on how to maintain and uses your new furniture and keep it in its optimum condition. By carefully following these instructions you will continue to gain many years of enjoyment and comfort from your furniture whilst its appearance for many years to come.
Polyester filled cushions (back cushions) need regular massaging to avoid ‘flattening’ and ‘packing down’. When a new lounge is received is should be noted that the cushions could be a little compressed due to transportation. Most back cushions have zips and can be accessed to remove filling, massage to restore fullness to your furniture.
Never try to lift furniture by arm pads. This can result in serious damage which is not covered by warranty. Soft arm pads should never be used as an aid to getting out of the sofa. Always place flat hands on top of the arm pad and push yourself out.
Use recommended leather cleaning products of a regular basis (see Leather Care)
Do not place your furniture close to sunlight or direct heat sources. Make sure there is a minimum distance of 70cm between your furniture and heat source. Beware of dye transfer from clothing, especially new denim jeans, Indian cotton and similar cloths.
Fig 5Never sit on arm rests – It flattens the fillings of arm pads, damages recliner mechanisms and can cause internal frame damage.
Do not let pets sit on furniture. Their claws and teeth can snag or tear the upholstery coverings and they have oily and acidic body secretions which will damage leather and fabric.
Operation of recliner
To activate the mechanism lift the trigger handle and raise the legs to allow the footrest to extend completely.
When the footrest is completely extended, recline the back rest by pushing back gently with hands on the armrests. The back rest will remain in any desired position to give total relaxation. Reclining the back rest locks the footrest in position. Please note back rest will not recline until footrest is fully extended as shown in.
In order to return to a sitting position, simply lean forward to remove body weight from the backrest, it will simply follow you back into the up right position as shown in No 3.
Once the backrest is deactivated the footrest can be closed by pushing in a downward motion with the heels of your feet as pictured in fig 4. Don’t be alarmed if your Pegar reclining mechanism does not close as easily as the showroom model. Within 4-6 months of use the mechanism will settle.
To take care of your leather it’s import to have a little knowledge and understanding of the material. Leather is a beautiful strong and durable product. Healed scars, insect bites, growth marks, hair follicles and wrinkles, brands and a wide variation of natural grain make every single hide different from the next. None of these naturally occurring features should be considered faults but are your guarantee that you have genuine leather. Please remember, there is no such thing as ‘perfect leather’.
Leather is processed and produced at a tannery where it is coloured and given a top finish. The end product comes in different grades and categories.
When a piece of leather furniture is used, the top finish applied in the tannery will gradually decrease. The most exposed areas are the armrests, headrests, footrests and seats. Soiling and body acids can penetrate into the leather when the top finish wears. If the leather is not protected it will absorb dirt and body acids causing discolouration and with time leather can be damaged.
Observe the following points and your leather furniture will give you years of enjoyment:Clean frequently using vacuum with soft brush headClean spills and stains immediately with soft damp clothUse the recommended cleaning products on a regular basisNever use strong detergents, chemicals or general household cleaning productsProtect your leather from sunlight to avoid fadingBeware of dye from new clothesKeep leather away from heaters. Keep minimum distance of 70cm between your furniture and heat source Please remember, the better you maintain your leather, the longer it will serve you with comfort, good looks and satisfaction.
It is imperative that you clean and protect your leather on a regular basis using the correct products. We recommend Leather Master Products. Other leather cleaning products such as Pelle and Guardsman are also suitable and available from your furniture retail store.
The Leather Master cleaning kit includes sponge, cloth, ‘Soft Cleaner’ and ‘Protection Cream’
1. Pour small amount of soft cleaner on sponge. Squeeze the sponge until you make a foam. Apply the cleaning fluid all over leather with sponge using light circular movements. On frequently used areas such as armrests, headrests, footrests and seats, dab the sponge so the cleaning fluid penetrates thoroughly into the pores – Never rub
2. Polish afterwards with a clean and dry soft cloth and wait for leather to dry.
3. After the leather is cleaned and dried use leather protection cream. Pour some cream on the cloth and massage the leather using light circular movements.We recommend that you apply protection cream before using your new furniture.To retain the durability of your furniture we recommend using the protection cream 2 – 4 times a year.