You can maintain a high standard of finish on your Empire products with a minimum amount of care and cleaning. Empire's furniture is manufactured from premium materials and components that guarantee lasting durability and quality.
If you are unable to identify a material used in construction of a particular product, please contact us for cleaning and maintenance instructions.
Chair bases made from injection cast aluminium alloy should be cleaned on a regular basis. We recommend every three months, using a glass of chrome cleaner. For a lustrous finish, buff the aluminium with a clean cloth
Twin wheel castors should be cleaned every three months using the following procedure:
1. Remove the castor from the chair base
2. Pull the wheels apart
3. Remove foreign materials ie. carpet fibre
4. Lightly smear axles with Vaseline
5. Put the wheels back together and re-attach the castor to chair base
To clean chrome, use a glass of cleaner or a mild detergent. For the best results, buff it with a clean, soft cloth.
For the best results use a glass cleaner and a very soft cloth.
Best results are achieved using a mild detergent applied with a damp cloth. The surface should be wiped clean with a soft cloth. Text colour or biro ink, especially when fresh, can be removed by applying lemon or Shellite to the affected area.
Veneers have only limited resistance to water and steam, so excess moisture on the surface should be avoided. Spills or condensation can permeate the coating and lift the veneer, so they should be wiped clean immediately after they occur.
Veneer surfaces should not be subject to direct heat. Some components of the coating melt under pressure and heat above 75°C, leaving an impression of the shape of the hot object resting against it.
Do not use solvents to remove grease or stains. The only recommended solvent mixture is equal parts methylated spirits and water. Ordinary detergent in warm water will keep dust and static attraction to a minimum.
A scratched surface can be rejuvenated by lightly polishing using an automotive wax.
To clean a Shape whiteboard use metholated spirits with a clean, soft cloth approximately once every 1-2 weeks. You will need to change the cloth several times while cleaning to make sure you do not spread the residue that ends up on the cloth across the board.
We have found that some brands of Whiteboard markers work on our boards better than others. The Artline 577 & 579 series work best in our experience. Staedtler brand markers are also quite good. Cheap brands like Penline are not recommended.
Some colours come off better than others. Blue is the worst in our experience.