THE TRNK COLLECTION CARE & CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL CARE

Our cushions are made from a high-resiliency foam core, so depending on the amount of use, new cushions may require a couple of weeks or more to break in. To best maintain the resiliency and loft of your cushions over time, we recommend fluffing cushions at least weekly. Push along the cushion surface (front-to-back and side-to-side) to work the cushion back into shape. For the best results, you should also remove the cushion and beat along all four sides with your hand or a large wooden spoon.

If the cushion seams have become wavy and no longer line up with the cushion shape they may require some adjustments. First, unzip the cover. With one hand, hold the top of the cover by the zipper. With the other hand, reach inside the cover to grab the front of the cushion. Pull in opposite directions to shift the cushion back to its correct position.

For sofas with multiple seat cushions, we recommend occasionally rotating the cushions to even out the impact of wear and sun exposure.

Dust and dirt may accelerate the wear of your fabric. Vacuum the surface of your furniture regularly (including underneath the cushions) using the upholstery attachment of your vacuum cleaner. Light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush is a suitable alternative. We recommend doing this once or twice per week.

As sun is a natural bleaching agent, it is strongly advised that you keep your TRNK furniture items away from direct sunlight as it will weaken and discolor the covering over time. This bleaching effect is not covered by this warranty.

Heat will also damage your upholstery, so it is important to position the upholstered piece at least 2 feet away from any sources of heat such as radiators and heaters.

Certain types of clothing dyes, particularly those used in new denim have a tendency to transfer onto fabric, leather and vinyl.

FABRIC CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

For cleaning instructions, please refer to one of the below cleaning codes, which you’ll find listed under the “Cleaning Instructions” section of the fabric’s swatch page.

  • SSpot clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove excess liquid. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Work from the outside of the affected area inward to prevent circling. Do not saturate. DO NOT USE WATER. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.

  • SWSpot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or a mild dry cleaning solvent. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove excess liquid. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Work from the outside of the affected area inward to prevent circling. Do not saturate. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is not a recommended cleaning method. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion casings should not be removed and laundered or dry cleaned.

  • WSpot clean only with water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Pretest for color loss and fabric compatibility. Do not over wet. Use professional upholstery cleaning service for overall soiling.

  • WSSpot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or a mild dry cleaning solvent. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove excess liquid. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Work from the outside of the affected area inward to prevent circling. Do not saturate. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.

  • XClean by vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush only. DO NOT USE ANY WATER OR SOLVENT BASED CLEANER.

LEATHER CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

For cleaning instructions, please refer to one of the below cleaning codes, which you’ll find listed under the “Cleaning Instructions” section of the fabric’s swatch page.

  • FOR SPOTS AND STAINS - Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cotton cloth. If necessary, use clean lukewarm distilled or purified water (except on full aniline and nubuck leathers), gently blot the spill with a clean cotton cloth, and allow to air dry. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spill occurred, (for example, the entire seat cushion or entire arm). Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers, etc. but allow to dry naturally. For our full aniline and nubuck leathers, blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cotton cloth. If a stain appears it will usually dissipate with time.

  • FOR STUBBORN SPOTS AND STAINS - Use a non-alkaline solution of mild clear soap and clean distilled or purified lukewarm water. Apply the soap to a clean damp sponge and wash the affected area, then rinse well with clear lukewarm water. Let air dry naturally. Never use a hair dryer or other sources of direct heat. Always try the cleaning method in a small hidden area first. Except for our full aniline

  • FOR BUTTER OIL AND GREASE STAINS - Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean, dry cloth, then leave alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather over a period of time. Do not apply water to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

  • TOUCH UP AND REPAIR - Leather is by far the most durable upholstery material available and is extremely difficult to scratch, however if the leather is scratched or scuffed by a sharp object, it can possibly be repaired by a leather repair specialist.

DO NOT USE: leather cleaners, Scotchgard, TM saddle soaps, oils, abrasive cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. The leather has already been permanently preserved in the tanning process and needs no maintenance other than the simple cleaning recommended.

NOTE: Most liquids will be initially repelled by the leather, but, if left to stand over an extended period of time, they will be absorbed. Therefore, it is very important to wipe up spills immediately. Should the spill be absorbed, in most instances it will dissipate in time, just as human skin will absorb and eventually diffuse stains.