Stone County Ironworks Product Care and Knowledge
Stone County Ironworks builds furniture and decor with the intent to satisfy and last a lifetime. To properly care for your products after your purchase requires some care and maintenance to keep your items in new condition. We will try to answer all of your questions here and teach you how to care for your furniture and accessories. If you should have a question about something not covered or would like to make a suggestion, please feel free to contact us (800) 957-1178
Wrought Iron Care -
Our products are built using hot-rolled and hot-forging techniques which produce some scaling on the finished texture. The traditional techniques of forging, bending, cutting, and welding, leave tool marks on the metal. These discernible marks and variations in the iron are the characteristics of truly handcrafted iron and make each piece distinctly unique. No two pieces are identical and each piece is individually signed by the blacksmith. Some products especially the more modern looking pieces are finished to be smooth and look more refined, no product will disappoint we guarantee that. To maintain the beauty and luster of your iron furniture and accessories we recommend a regular buffing with a soft, lint-free cloth and an occasional application of furniture wax to clean and maintain the finish.
Iron Finish Care -
All of the finishes we offer have a standard durable natural black finish unless otherwise specified. Hand-applied premium finishes are applied over a baked on powder coat base finish and are slightly more delicate but can be maintained in the same way. To maintain your finish we recommend a regular dusting with a soft lint-free cloth and the occasional application of furniture wax to keep a clean protective coating on the finish.
Copper Care -
Coppersmiths hand form our copper tabletops, shades, and accessories. The copper is fired over an open wood flame creating the brilliant colors which vary greatly from purples to oranges. The coloring is uncontrolled and a direct result of the heated and oxidized copper. No paint is added and no two pieces will be the same. The copper sheets are then hammered, pressed and formed. To maintain the beauty and luster of the copper, we recommend regular buffing with a soft, lint-free cloth and an occasional application of furniture wax to clean and maintain the patina. We do not recommend the use of abrasives or organic solvents to clean the copper as these can remove the oxidized colorings. Using any non-abrasive water based cleaner will work fine for cleaning your copper table top. For copper table tops please make sure to use hot pads and use simple common sense when putting hot pots and pans on them.
Leather Upholstery Care -
Choice, top-grain leather is used for our leather upholstery options. The hides are tanned and dyed as close to perfection as possible. The leather is then hand-fitted to form the seat cushions. Because each hide is as unique as nature has made them, there will be slight variations in color, texture and thickness. To maintain your leather we recommend using high grade leather cleaner and conditioner to prevent excessive drying out and discoloring. An effective leather cleaner and conditioner will allow leather to breathe and retain its natural flexibility.
Cloth Upholstery Care -
Stools and seats are also available covered with cloth fabric or unfinished and ready to be upholstered by the purchaser. They are padded with foam and batting that meet non-flammability requirements. To maintain a lush and clean upholstery light vacuuming and dry cleaning of the fabric is recommended to maintain your upholsteries original look and feel. Avoid using any harsh spot removers or anything containing bleach as they may cause discoloring.
Fireplace Broom Care -
The brooms that accent our fireplace tool sets are hand tied by broom squires using century old techniques. Occasionally, rinse the broomcorn in cool, clear water to clean and refresh your broom. Hang the broom after each use to preserve the shape.
Wood Care -
We offer wood tabletops, shelves, and seats in pine, oak, cherry, and walnut. The wood we use is premium cut and pre inspected for quality. Each piece is sanded and finished with a sealer to prevent cracking and chipping and an overcoat is applied for durability. There is a pleasing quality in woods' natural characteristic so we allow some grain and color variations, and an occasional knot to accentuate the woods individual beauty. To maintain the beauty and luster of the wood we recommend dusting with a lint-free cloth and using a wood cleaner/polish to maintain its brilliance. A product like Lemon Lite is recommended for cleaning any wood surfaces on your wrought iron furniture pieces. Lemon Lite is a simple spray on and wipe off product that restores dull finishes while leaving a film free protective coating behind.
Natural Tile Care-
Some of our tile is coarsely textured cut stone. As in all natural products, there will be deviations in color and textures, as well as open pores. These variations in the stone add inherent beauty and interest to the tile. Since most of the tile available on our wrought iron furniture contains open pores it is recommended to simply clean your tile with a soft lint free cloth, microfiber cloths are great for this. Vacuuming is also recommended as it helps remove any dust or soil deposits that may have settled in the tiles coarse texture and open pores. If you should have to clean your tile more thoroughly, carefully remove the tiles from your wrought iron baker's rack or shelf and a clean with soapy water. Rinse the tile thoroughly and dry with a clean non-abrasive towel or allow it to air dry.
Glass Care -
Due to the nature of glass, there may be minor individual variation in the surface texture and inclusion of small bubbles. There are currently two choices of edge finish for some tabletops, they are; blasted nipped edge, and polished pencil edge. Our glass torchiere has a hole cut from wire access which might appear chipped, but it is not considered to be defective. Once assembled, this does not affect the quality or appearance of the lamp. To maintain the beauty and luster of your glass surfaces we recommend using a streak free, non-abrasive glass cleaner and a soft lint free cloth to clean your glass.
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