Maintenance

Simple care is needed for the maintenance of Kartell products to retain the original features of the materials.

PLASTIC MATERIALS
Cleaning. Use a soft damp cloth with soap or a liquid detergent, preferably diluted with water.
Do not use acetone, trichloroethylene, ammonia or other corrosive plastic cleaners. Avoid ethyl
alcohol, which dulls the surface. We recommend always using a damp cloth to prevent plastic
surfaces from becoming charged with static electricity which attracts dust. Also avoid abrasive
solvents, cleaning powders and creams, steel wool or rough sponge cloths.
Use. Do not drag objects across the plastic surface, even if it has a scratch resistant finish,
since sharp objects can damage the plastic just as they would damage wood or metal. Do not place very hot plates or pots directly on the surface, but always use a cloth or trivet.

WOOD
Cleaning. As with plastic surfaces, use a soft damp cloth. Do not use alcohol or other spot removers. For a deeper cleaning use a little nonabrasive liquid detergent and wipe in the direction
of the wood grain. Dry the surface well with a soft cloth. Never use acetone, trichloroethylene or
ammonia. Use. Moisture in wood can cause swelling which is normal in a natural material. Our woods hold up well under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Slight color variations from one piece of wood to another are normal and these tend to disappear with time. Wood can change color over time. To delay this, it is best to avoid placing it in direct sunlight.

METALS
Cleaning. Normal soil on a steel or aluminum surface, whether natural or painted, should
be removed with luke-warm water and a liquid household cleaner using a soft cloth or chamois.
Never use cleaning powders, abrasive or steel wool pads, which can cause scratching, or liquid
detergents that contain chlorine or its derivatives such as bleach or muriatic acid.
Use. Avoid spilling grapefruit juice, cola, salt and coffee on metal surfaces. These can cause indelible stains. To remove black marks on aluminum chair legs, products especially made for steel finishes or non-abrasive car polishes are recommended.

COVER
Kartell uses different kinds of covers, for each one you may find the appropriate cleaning and usage instructions within the instruction card enclosed in the packaging.
Kartell US Inc. offers a plastic cleaner kit. Please contact costumer service for more information.