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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Easy Furniture Care - How to Remove Ring Marks

Now the festive season is over it is often the case that our homes need a little extra TLC, it can be a great time to give your furniture a little care to bring it back to its best. The last few weeks have probably brought extra visitors and guests to your home this means lots of cups of tea and coffee which can lead to the dreaded ring mark!

We recommend always using coasters but sometimes accidents happen! No need to fear though - ring marks can be easily removed from your Myakka furniture with our simple guide, beeswax polish, wire wool and a soft cloth.

We recommend using Mylands Traditional Wax Polish for keeping your Myakka furniture looking its best. The Antique Mahogany wax is perfect for our Sheesham ranges as the slight colour in the wax will maintain the colour and finish of the Mallani, Thakat, Jasmeen and Hathi ranges. The clear wax is perfect for the Surin, Stonemill and the tops of the Milborne ranges as it will maintain the finish but won’t add to the colour at all. As well as helping to remove ring marks, Mylands Wax is perfect for the general care of your furniture. It feeds the wood and gives your furniture a lovely natural lustre.

If you have any ring marks or any other marks caused by liquid then follow these steps and it should disappear!

  • Start with a very fine grade wire wool, we recommend a 0000 grade.
  • Using the wire wool, rub the ring mark and surrounding area down, rubbing the furniture in the same direction as the grain of the wood.
  • Once the ring mark has been removed, use a soft cloth to apply some Mylands Wax to the area, rubbing in a circular motion.
  • Leave for as long as possible, ideally for 20-30 minutes to really sink in and then buff off with a soft cloth. This step is really important and this will remove any residue and will give your furniture a lovely lustre.

If you would like to see a short video of Simon showing you how it's done or to see how to polish your Myakka furniture click here and then click on the video you would like to watch.

Our very knowledgeable and friendly Customer Service Team are full of useful tips and information, if you ever have any questions about your furniture please give them a call on 0345 460 3122 or email sales@myakka.co.uk  and they will do what they can to help. Happy polishing!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Looking forward for spring!

Every year in December we battle through the cold and grey weather to spend a week or so on location completing photography for our new Spring catalogue. This December we spent six days in two beautiful homes taking some striking new images of some Myakka classics and new additions ready for their debut in March 2017.

 One of the most difficult things to do is create a spring look in December when it is rather grey outside but with the aid of some clever lighting and some spring flowers we think we have achieved some lovely pictures.

The team worked hard to take as many photographs as possible capturing the natural grain detail and colour of the wood of our furniture as well as taking pictures of some new accessories. The new catalogue will be ready in March and will feature additional pieces in our Mallani, Jasmeen and Thakat ranges and great new accessories too. There will also be two exclusive new ranges making their first appearance in March… watch this space for more details!

Once again, we worked with the very talented photographer David McDowall who we have worked with now for a number of shoots. We always try hard to capture the detail of the furniture in a real setting so it can take more time to capture the perfect image, with lots of prop swapping in the process!

The design and creative team is now busy working hard to turn all this hard work into a beautiful catalogue full of exciting new pieces designed especially for you. Don’t miss out… if you’re not already on the Myakka mailing list, make sure you sign up so you’re included in the first mailing of the new catalogue hot off the press in March.

Simply click here to get yours.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish all of our customers both old and new a very Happy New Year. 2016 has been a great year for us here at Myakka celebrating 17 years of fabulous fair trade furniture and home accessories, and we hope that 2017 will be even better with lots of exciting developments and adventures for us all.

We would like to thank all of our customers for their support through 2016. It has been a successful year for us and for all of our fair trade suppliers in India and beyond. When we flourish so do they which is what we are all about here at Myakka.

We are looking forward to an even better year in 2017 and we are excited to see what the year brings. All of this wouldn’t be possible without our great loyal customers – so this is a big THANK YOU to you all.

The whole team at Myakka wish you a very Happy New Year!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Myakka Winter Sale NOW ON!

Myakka’s fabulous winter sale has savings of up to 50% on its beautifully designed furniture, lighting, soft furnishings and home accessories.

The sale runs from 23 December 2016 until 29 January 2017 online, and from 27 December instore. But it’s worth remembering that some of the best deals have limited stock and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

There are fantastic offers across the ranges, including new winter designs as well as discontinued items. Even bestselling pieces such as the Surin Inifinty Table are included; the large table has been reduced by 50% from £169 to just £84. And if you want to really make a statement, the painted Surin Elephant Lamp Table is reduced from £149 to £74.50.

There are some great reductions on Myakka’s popular rug designs. The traditionally woven Karom Kilim Rug, in warm earth tones, is down to £219.95 for the Extra Large size, normally £319.95. The similarly sized hard-wearing Border Jute Rug, ideal for hallways and high traffic areas in the home, is reduced from £219.95 to just £149.95.

Myakka also has a striking lighting collection with plenty of designs featuring in this sale. The elegant Turned Mango Floor Lamp will be just £199.95 instead of £249.95, whilst the new stunning, spiral Honeypot Lamp is just £99.95, reduced from £129.95.

SPECIAL SHOWROOM CLEARANCE SALE  
Myakka will also be holding a special showroom sale, providing a one off opportunity to enjoy massive savings of up to 70% on customer returns, samples and clearance furniture. Starting on 27 December at 10am and running until 29 January, these bargains are limited and strictly on a first come, first served basis, for customers who can take the furniture away – so don’t delay.

For full stock information and to order online visit www.myakka.co.uk.   For the showroom clearance sale, visit Myakka Warehouse Outlet, Tythings Commercial Centre, Wincanton, BA9 9EQ, tel: 0345 4603122.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

We would like to take a moment from all the packing and order processing to wish all of our customers both old and new a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2016 has been a great year for Myakka with lots of new and exciting changes such as two brand new ranges. We would like to thank all of our customers for their support which goes on to help our fair trade suppliers in India and beyond. When we flourish so do they which is what we are all about here at Myakka.

We are looking forward to an even better year in 2017 and we are excited to see what the year brings. All of this wouldn’t be possible without our great loyal customers – so this is a big THANK YOU to all of you.

The whole team at Myakka wish you a very Merry Christmas and a great 2017!

We will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, back open at 10am on Tuesday 27th December.