Care Instructions

Care Instructions for Halo Wholesale Collections


CARING FOR LEATHER

Featured in our Free Hand, Fat Luxe, and Glide collections, Halo leathers are typically aniline, ensuring that the natural richness and feel of the leather’s original surface is maintained and celebrated as much as possible. Real leather is a natural product and as such, will often bear the hallmarks of its origin. Characteristics including scars, branding marks, creases and areas of grain variance are not detrimental to the durability of the product, they emphasise that authentic hides have been used rather than printed reproductions.

The natural and uncoated finish of our leathers may acquire marks or colour discrepancies through wear and tear, for example when coming into contact with belt buckles or studding. This is normal and enriches the leather’s character and individuality over time.

Halo offers a variety of leathers with different textures and finishes. It is important to note that softer hides may well develop wrinkles and creases during their first few weeks of use. This is normal and not a cause for concern. In the same way that new shoes need some breaking in, so does your leather sofa. Leather is naturally elastic and will stretch with use, this is not a defect but an inherent natural characteristic of leather.

Our beautiful hand-finished leathers include the following families:

Natural Washed: Our first “undyed” leather, matt with a mild vintage finish.

Deep Sheen: A thick, rich, and natural tri-tone leather with uneven pebbling.

Hand Tipped: A luxurious leather combining rich depth of colour with a soft buttery touch.

Original Vintage: Visibly cracked for an aged look but smooth and soft to the touch.

Pure Dye: Super soft, modern matt finishing.

Supple Vintage: Super soft vintage finishing.

Leather is one of the easiest upholstery materials to look after. It is naturally durable and grows more beautiful with age. Well-made leather furniture is an investment, and with a little bit of love and attention it can last for generations. We offer the following advice to help you care for your leather upholstery.

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

• Lightly dust and vacuum on a regular basis.

• Do not place your leather too close to a heat source, as it may cause it to crack and age prematurely.

• Protect your leather from direct sunlight, as it may cause it to fade, discolour or crack. All leathers will fade over time, but darker colours may fade faster in direct sunlight.

• Avoid sitting on the arms, back or very edge of your leather furniture as this may cause distortion and/or damage.

• Be aware that clothing with transferable dyes, such as blue jeans, could transfer the dye onto light-coloured leather furniture.

• Never use “standard” cleaning products to remove dust, spills or stains from leather. Use a reputable and recognised professional leather specialist.


CARING FOR FABRIC

Halo textiles include a wide palette of upholstery, from the sumptuous glamour of our printed Pandemonium velvets to the relaxed feel of natural, upcycled fabrics in the Del Rey collection. Halo textiles offer a luxurious and tactile experience, exquisitely crafted and beautiful to the touch.

HACIENDA UPCYCLED, CINNABAR STRIPE, PHOENIX UPCYCLED, AND NATURAL BOTANICALS

The Del Ray collection features our Hacienda Upcycled, Cinnabar Stripe, Phoenix Upcycled, and Natural Botanicals finishes; natural upcycled denim fabrics that are cool, casual and sophisticated, all in loose covers that are machine washable.

• Machine wash cold at 30°C or less.

• Tumble dry on a gentle cycle (less than 60°C).

• Steam iron when needed.

• Always wash covers separately.

• There may be a small visual colour change after each washing.

• Always use a mild detergent to wash fabric covers and ensure it’s highly diluted (recommended ratio 1:100).

• Do not bleach.

RECYCLED CANVAS

Recycled Canvas features in the Verandah collection, which uses natural and sustainable materials to blur the barriers between inside and outside, for laid back living and dining.

  • Spot clean with a damp white cloth.
  • Blot to remove excess water, air dry.

VIVID VELVETS AND DUSKY VELVETS

Bursting with life and abundance, our Vivid Velvets feature on the Bloom sectional sofa in the Pandemonium collection, while our more subdued Dusky Velvets feature in the Spectrum range.

  • Spot clean using a mild, water-free solvent or dry cleaning product and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Water-based cleaning products may create water stains.
  • Always test the cleaning product on an inconspicuous area first.
  • A very soft brush (such as a baby’s hairbrush) can be used to brush the nap of the upholstery while cleaning. Brush in the direction of the nap.
  • Note, the colour of the upholstery may appear to change depending on the direction of the nap and the angle the product is viewed from.
  • For more extensive cleaning, consult a professional upholstery cleaner.


CARING FOR TIMBER

Provenance of materials is very important to Halo, and pure, natural materials are sought out from whichever corner of the earth offers the best quality. Our master craftsmen take great pride in hand-finishing our timber furniture using traditional artisanal methods.

Our reclaimed wood is carefully selected and treated in the Halo workshop. Reclaimed wood is rife with character, and often has small cracks and signs of weathering or evidence of its former life. At Halo, we believe in celebrating and preserving all those ‘imperfections’ in the wood, respecting the passage of time and the idea that time actually makes things more beautiful. Each piece is unique, and each tells a different story. Some residual marks will appear over time with use, this adds to the patina of the piece and makes it more storied, more unique and more beautiful.

Reclaimed Timber Finishes

OLD FLOOR: 50-year-old maple timber, reclaimed from the floors of UK gymnasiums, cleaned and laid into a lateral brickwork pattern. As used to be flooring the timber features a multitude of nicks, scratches and dents, a truly storied material.

WORN BOARD: Reclaimed pine floorboards, cleaned up and repurposed.

BRIGHT WHITE and DUSTY GREY: Reclaimed pine boat wood, available in 2 colours.

New Timber Finishes Featured in The Verandah Collection

In addition to our reclaimed timber finishes, we also feature the following new timber in the Verandah collection, which uses natural and sustainable materials to blur the barriers between inside and outside, for laid back living and dining.

ORIGINAL FLOORBOARD: Indonesian teak wood, featured on the Tablo table.

WORN BLACK: Trembesi wood, distressed using chainsaws and painted with tones of black and brown, featured on the Charque collection.

CRACKED BLACK: Trembesi wood, painted black and baked in the oven, re-painted and baked again. Featured on the Tribal collection.

WEATHER TEAK: Teak wood, featured on the Alicia tabletop.

ALL TIMBER - GENERAL MAINTENANCE:

  • Wipe the tabletop with a diluted solution of mild detergent and warm water after each use or meal. Always clean the whole tabletop rather than one area, to avoid any patches of discoloration over time.
  • Always wipe up spills as soon as possible and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid using any acidic or high alkaline based cleaners, or products containing bleach, ammonia, alcohol or petroleum.
  • For persistent spots, gently clean with a soft cloth and a solution of warm water and mild detergent. Wipe dry.
  • Avoid furniture polish as over time it can accumulate and leave a residue. Remove dust with a soft, dry, untreated cloth.

ALL TIMBER - PREVENTIVE CARE:

  • Moisture and heat can damage any wood finish. Protect your furniture by using coasters and placemats to prevent marks, stains and scratches.
  • Over time, air and sunlight will change the colour of natural wood. Occasionally rotate the items placed on your wood furniture to allow a more uniform colour to develop.
  • Conditioning oil can be applied and will help avoid staining but it will alter the wood colour. Only use mineral oil if you are happy to permanently change the colour of the wood.
  • To protect against stains, we suggest using Monocoat. To find out more about this product and to find your nearest retailer, please visit www.monocoat.us in the US, or www.monocoat.uk in the UK.
  • Maintain consistent humidity levels to minimize seasonal expansion and contraction of wood and prevent warping and major cracks or splits. Slight cracks are normal wear and part of the beauty of each individual piece.


CARING FOR METAL

Our high-quality metal finishes are achieved using tried and tested methods by our master craftsmen, with each finish bringing a different mood and style to your interior. Metal is generally a very durable material. Take care to prevent scratches to your metal furniture as they can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to remove.

ALUMINIUM

This smooth and sleek finish is durable and hardwearing, adding modern, cool tones to your interior.

  • Wipe up spills immediately using a clean dry cloth.
  • Clean regularly using a soft cloth dampened and a diluted solution of mild detergent and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Do not use bleach or use any detergent containing sulphuric or hydrochloric acid.
  • Avoid the use of steel wool or scouring pads as these may scratch and damage the metal surface.
  • Protect metal table tops by using coasters and placemats to prevent marks, stains and scratches.
  • Aluminium will naturally oxidise, forming a thin oxide layer on its surface, which gives this material its excellent anti-corrosion properties. The natural reaction of oxidisation will cause a slight black residue on the cloth when you clean your furniture. This is perfectly normal and not a sign of defect.
  • To remove stains, we recommend the cleaning product Brasso. To retain the matt finish of Aero and Spitfire products be careful not to over buff when using Brasso.

BRUSHED STEEL AND SHINY STEEL

Brushed Steel creates a sleek, industrial look with a matt finish, whilst Shiny Steel has a high polish with an almost mirrored effect. Strong and durable, steel doesn’t deteriorate with age. Due to the smooth finish, scratches may show up more easily and therefore abrasive objects and cleaning products should be avoided.

  • Wipe up spills immediately using a clean dry cloth.
  • Clean regularly using a soft cloth and a diluted solution of mild detergent and warm water. Glass cleaner may also be used. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Protect metal table tops by using coasters and placemats to prevent marks, stains and scratches.
  • Do not use bleach or any detergent containing sulphuric or hydrochloric acid.
  • Avoid the use of any abrasive cleaning products such as steel wool or scouring pads as these may scratch and damage the metal surface.
  • To remove stains we recommend the cleaning product Brasso.