Care and Maintenance

Wood Surfaces

Clean the surface of wood with a soft, water-dampened cloth and mild, non-detergent soap. Rinse with a clean, water-dampened cloth and dry gently with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use ammonia-based cleaners, waxes or polishes on wood surfaces.


Metal Surfaces

Clean using a soft, damp cloth and dry with a clean, soft cloth. A water-dampened cloth and mild, non-detergent soap can be used. Rinse with a clean, water-dampened cloth and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.


Stone

Stone surfaces are not sealed. Wipe any spills immediately to minimize potential stains resulting from the spill.


Corian

See the DuPont web site for specific information about Corian surfaces.


Fabric

We recommend obtaining detailed care and cleaning instructions from the manufacturer or the company that provides the fabric.


Leather

Martin Brattrud leather is simple to clean and maintain. Wipe down with a soft, dry cloth or gently vacuum to remove dust or other particles. Consult a professional leather cleaning service to remove stains. For some stains, a clean, water-dampened cotton cloth and a small amount of mild, non-detergent soap can be used. Test by wiping a small part of the affected area and rinse with a water-dampened cloth, then air dry. Evaluate the test area and proceed. Do not use abrasive substances or cloths. Do not use alcohol or ammonia, commercial saddle soap, cleaners, polishes or oils.


Faux Leather

Martin Brattrud Masquerade and Indulgence products may be cleaned as outlined below. After trying the cleaning method listed first, go to the second option only if necessary.

  1. Cleaning Method 1

    Mild non detergent soap (Joy, Dove, Ivory) and water. Use clean cloth or sponge to dab the stain with soapy water. Remove the soap solution with water dampened cloth. Dry with soft lint-⁠free cloth.

  2. Cleaning Method 2

    Mild petroleum solvent (naptha, lighter fluid) or mineral sprits (paint thinner). Lightly wipe stain with clean cloth moistened with solvent. Blot the area and air dry.

  3. Cleaning Method 3

    One part liquid detergent / one part rubbing alcohol.

    Dab lightly with cloth moistened with the solution. Do not rub. As ink loosens, blot the area with dry cloth. Repeat as necessary. Rinse with a water dampened clean cloth.

Spill Cleaners to Use
Coffee, Tea, Milk, Juice, Soft Drinks1
Wine, Beer1
Mustard, Catsup, Chocolate1
Cooking Oil, Mayonnaise1 and 2
Crayon, Lipstick1 and 2
Urine, Blood1
Body Oils1
Ink3
Grease, Shoe Polish, Motor Oil2 and 1
Furniture Polish2 and 1