How to care for your pet furniture

Whether it’s day to day upkeep or more specific maintenance advice, we’re passionate about ensuring your new pet furniture is built to last. Take a look through the following tips to find out how best to care for your The Pet Carpenter furniture.

The majority of our products are built by hand from wood. Wood is an incredibly durable and versatile material. However, it may require more upkeep through its lifetime compared to metal pet crates. With a few simple techniques you’ll be able to keep your The Pet Carpenter furniture in perfect condition for years to come.

Beds and Bowls

If you’ve ordered a Raised Feeding Bowl, Feeding Station, Huxley or Luna bedroom you may be wondering how to best clean in and around your dog’s new bowls. Fortunately we’ve designed the bowls to be fully removable in all of these products, making cleaning much easier! Simply place the bowls in your dishwasher and use a warm soapy cloth to wipe down the rest of the feeding area.

We also highly recommend lining the inside of your pet bedroom with a softer, machine washable bed. Not only will this make your furniture more cosy and comfortable for your pet, it will also protect the inside from dirty paws and scratchy claws.

Day to Day Care

Our furniture is painted using high quality, durable paints that contain stain repellent technologies. This means the majority of light stains, including mud, can be easily removed using a damp cloth. It’s important to avoid using any chemical or abrasive cleaners on The Pet Carpenter products, in order to preserve the paint and wood stain finishes. Our pieces can also be vacuumed, making it easy to remove dried dirt and dog hair from inside!

Scrapes and Scratches

Occasionally your pet furniture may take a bit of a beating over the years. Especially in busy households with multiple dogs. Thankfully our furniture is shipped with a small paint pot for touching up small scrapes and scratches. Simply touch up areas as and when using a small paintbrush. Remember to leave enough time for surfaces to fully air dry before replacing drawers and placing items back on your furniture.

To avoid unnecessary scrapes on delivery, be sure to carefully measure the width of any doors, stairs and hallways your new furniture will have to navigate through. Thankfully all our furniture can be tailored to your measurements.

Tougher Stains

There are a few steps you can take to minimise tougher stains on your pet furniture. Many of our pieces make great side tables, coffee tables and tv stands in your home. We highly recommend using coasters to protect your wooden furniture from the ring stains caused by the bottom of mugs. If you’re currently toilet training your dog, we also recommend placing a plastic tray inside their pet bedroom to prevent any accidents leaking into the wood.

As we mentioned, we advise avoiding any chemical or abrasive cleaners on your furniture. If you notice any stains that aren’t budging with warm soapy water alone, please get in touch. You can email photos to [email protected] and the team will let you know the best course of action. We can also recommend specific cleaners depending on the cause of the stain.

Heavy Chewers

If your pet has a tendency to gnaw through everything and anything, please let us know. We can adjust our designs before we build your bespoke furniture, to minimise the temptation to chew. This includes reducing corner edges and adding anti chew strips to internal corners and edges.

If you have any questions about how to care for your pet furniture, please get in touch. You can email us at [email protected] and a member of the team will be happy to help!

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