Product Maintenance and Care

Leather

  • Avoid exposing leather to direct sunlight
  • Avoid placing leather furniture close to sources of heat
  • Avoid air drying of rooms in which leather furniture is placed
  • Avoid spilling liquids/oils and fats on leather furniture
  • Wipe leather furniture with a clean, dry cloth
  • Never apply chemicals, sulphonated washing and cleaning detergents or fats (leather polish/oil)
  • Maintain a regular level of moisture of the atmosphere in rooms in which leather furniture is placed.
  • Natural coloured leather is a very delicate type of leather and will absorb liquids, e.g. spilled drinks/ oils and fats. Only try to remove the stains as a last resort, as the leather is easily damaged by cleaning attempts.

Stain removal

Absorb the stain with a clean, dry cloth. Never rub off the stain, but dab it up. If the stain does not disappear when being sucked up with a clean, dry cloth, then try with a clean cloth wrung in boiled, cooled water or in a tepid pure soap solution (1/2 cup pure LUX soap  akes for every litre of water.) The leather should, in this case, be wiped over the whole furniture surface to avoid shield edges. Leave the leather to dry completely before using again.

Freshening

  • Wipe over the whole furniture surface with a clean cloth wrung in a tepid solution of 1/2 cup pure LUX soap  akes per litre of water. This will help with the removal of dust and dirt and replenish the moisture levels in the hide.
  • Make sure that the furniture is wiped homogeneously all over the surface to avoid shield edges.
  • Leave the leather to dry completely before using again.

Textiles

  • Although all the textiles used by midsummer-milano are high-quality, all dyed textiles fade over time when exposed to direct sunlight and other light sources. The textile should be vacuumed regularly using the upholstery nozzle. Stains should be removedquickly to avoid permanent damage.
  • Cleaning / Most stains can be removed using the lather from warm water mixed with a small amount of neutral detergent. First, mop up any excess liquid from the textile with a white paper towel.
  • Then remove the stain by dabbing carefully at the textile with a clean, lint-free cloth dipped in the lather or a special textile cleanser. Avoid rubbing hard on the textile, as that may damage the fabric.
  • Velvet is particularly sensitive to pressure marks. This is typical of the product and not a sign of inferior quality. In our experience it is possible, in most circumstances, to remove the marks by steam-cleaning the fabric and gently brushing it. Please use a gentle steam cleaner (not a carpet cleaner) and a brush with soft bristles (the kind you would use for delicate clothes) or a microfiber cloth.

Wood

Avoid placing wooden furniture in direct sunlight or close to strong heat sources. Also avoid placing hot or wet items directly on the wood. Any stains should be removed quickly before they cause permanent damage to the surface of the wood. We recommend that you avoid partially covering the furniture with blankets or skins.

Cleaning - Painted and stained wood

For everyday maintenance, wipe the wood with a clean, dry cloth. For cleaning, use a clean cloth wrung in water, a solution of water and a universal detergent or a special product for painted or stained wood. Remove soap residue immediately, using a clean, dry cloth. Stains should be removed with a damp, clean cloth wrung in warm water mixed with 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water. Afterwards, wipe down the surface immediately, using a clean, dry cloth. If the surface is dull or has scratches, you may use furniture polish. We recommend that you avoid using products containing silicone because it seals the surface with a membrane, which will make any later repairs or refinishing more difficult.

Cleaning - Soap-treated wood

For everyday maintenance, wipe the table with a dry, clean cloth. For cleaning, use a clean cloth wrung in clean water, a solution of water and a universal detergent. Any soap residue should be removed immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any stains by cleaning and scrubbing with a thick solution of soap flakes. These should not be allowed to stay on the wood for more than two minutes. After this treatment, remove excess soap with a damp cloth. If the grain of the wood has risen after cleaning, sand the surface gently using  fine-grit sandpaper, always sanding with the grain.

Cleaning - Oil-treated wood

For everyday maintenance, wipe the table with a dry, clean cloth. For cleaning, use a clean cloth wrung in water, a solution of a water and a universal detergent e.g. soap flakes or a special product for oil-treated wood. Remove any soap residue immediately, using a clean, dry cloth. For more thorough cleaning, you may use white spirit (mineral turpentine) to remove some of the oil membrane. Do not apply a new coat of oil until the wood is completely dry.

 

Mattresses

A midsummer-milano mattress is an investment in the quality of materials and in quality of sleep.

Caution! 

Midsummer-milano mattresses are filled with natural materials, which weigh more than non-natural materials. Please be careful in handling them.

After having opened the cardboard box of the packaging, do not remove the plastic cover until the mattress is placed on the bed. Do not use the handles to lift the mattress as they may tear under the weight.

Your mattress settles over time 

Your midsummer-milano mattress is filled with all-natural materials such as horsehair, cotton, linen and wool, which will adapt to the shape of your body and your way of sleeping. With use, the mattress may eventually lose the thickness of the surfaces used. When less than about 20 mm, these values are considered physiological for the settling of the padding subjected to the weight of the body

At the arrival of the mattress you may notice that the natural materials of which it is made emit a slight odor. It is a normal, and the smell will disappear in few months.

Inaccuracies in the seams are to be expected, as midsummer-milano are made entirely by hand and not by machines.

Care for your mattress 

Your midsummer-milano mattress has been designed to last for at least 25 years with adequate maintenance.
  • Rotate the mattress (head-feet) and turn it over (upside-downside) approximately once a week for the first three months, then at least twice a month.
  • Do not tear on the handles that are used to place the mattress on the base and not to lift or carry it.
  • Do not use solvents or chemicals on the fabric.
  • Avoid using the iron or hair dryer on the fabric.
  • Do not use steam vaporizers or steam sterilizers to "sanitize" the mattress. This type of maintenance does not solve the problem of the mites but it affects the consistency and durability of the inner layers.
  • The fabric must never be wet, washed with water or ironed
  • Brush gently or use low-powered vacuum cleaners to remove dust; never use a high-powered beater or vacuum cleaner
  • The use of electric blankets is not recommended as they could affect the consistency and durability of the components
  • It is good practice to protect the product with a good quality mattress cover
  • Remove the packaging at the latest the day following delivery, in case you have to wait, open the package to allow normal perspiration avoiding condensation and a stagnation of humidity normally present in the atmosphere and consequently in the act of packaging .
  • A new mattress always requires a period of adaptation. It is normal that you will need a few weeks to get used to your new mattress, especially if you have been using a different rest system for a long time.
  • The flakes of your mattress ensure that the padding remains firmly in place. They are designed to break when subjected to excessive stress, but are easily replaced. 

Your midsummer-milano mattress is covered by a written warranty against spring breakage for 25 years from the date of delivery. To activate the guarantee, register your bed here.