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Care + maintenance for 20-06 chairs, stools and tables

The Emeco 20-06 chairs, stools and tables are made by hand. Each piece is unique with subtle differences.

The finish is brushed, anodized aluminum. Anodizing changes the aluminum surface to aluminum oxide, a super-strong material. Anodized aluminum is corrosion-proof and can be used outdoors, however we suggest cleaning with soap and water every two weeks to remove grit and other air pollutants that can pit the surface.

20-06 chairs, stools and aluminum tables are bleach cleanable. Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners may also be used, dilution level 1:10.

Daily cleaning
To keep your chairs looking beautiful, clean with soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. You can also use Windex®, Formula 409® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a lint free towel. Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners may also be used, dilution level 1:10. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture. For Heavy-duty dirt or oil use a very hot water and strong soap, followed by light scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a soft bristled brush or damp Scotchbrite® pad.

Scuffmarks
Light scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a Scotchbrite® pad.

Stains
Treat the stain with the appropriate cleaner (i.e. bleach for coffee, paint thinner for paint) leave the cleaner sit on the stain until the stain is dissolved, then follow the instructions for heavy duty dirt.

20-06 Tables

Hand brushed, clear anodized aluminum table base:
Clean the frame with soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. You can also use Windex®, Formula 409® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a lint free towel. Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners may also be used, dilution level 1:10. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture. For Heavy-duty dirt or oil use a very hot water and strong soap, followed by LIGHT scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a soft bristled brush or damp Scotchbrite® pad.

Anodized aluminum is corrosion-proof and can be used outdoors, however we suggest cleaning with soap and water every two weeks to remove grit and other air pollutants that can pit the surface.

Hand brushed, clear anodized aluminum table top:
Clean the frame with soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. You can also use Windex®, Formula 409® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a lint free towel. Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners may also be used, dilution level 1:10. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture. For Heavy-duty dirt or oil use a very hot water and strong soap, followed by LIGHT scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a soft bristled brush or damp Scotchbrite® pad.

Anodized aluminum is corrosion-proof and can be used outdoors, however we suggest cleaning with soap and water every two weeks to remove grit and other air pollutants that can pit the surface.

Solid wood table top:
Each table top is handcrafted from solid ash or walnut. Differences in appearance are natural. Clean with mild soap and water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.

Take care not to expose the wood to extremes in temperature or humidity. Wet surfaces should be dried immediately. Wood changes color over time under normal conditions of light exposure, but do not expose directly to sunlight and heat.

Laminate and HPL table top:
Use a clean, damp, nonabrasive cotton cloth and a mild liquid detergent or household cleaner. Rinse with clean water, using a clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth.

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