Care & Cleaning

Care & Cleaning


    To avoid fading, keep your furniture out of direct sunlight. Do not place directly under windows. Periodically rotate accessories on furniture so they don't always sit in the same spot.


    Avoid staining. Clean up spills immediately by using a blotting rather than a wiping action. Water left over a long period of time may cause white spots in the finish. Alcohol, perfume, after-shave, and medications can damage the finish if not quickly removed.


    POLISHES contain detergents, emulsifiers and mineral oil. Detergents clean dirt from the furniture, emulsifiers give it body to clean and last longer, and the mineral oil is left behind as a barrier for dirt and moisture. We recommend Guardsman brand. Clean the surface by rubbing in the direction of the grain.


    The regular use of WAXES may result in a build-up of wax film, which could actually attract dirt, smoke and other pollutants in the air, resulting in smudges and streaks. Many waxes also contain grit which can permanently damage furniture surfaces if used improperly.


    Avoid wood stress from extreme temperature changes by arranging furniture away from radiators, heat and air vents, and air conditioning units.


    Use cloth/felt pads to protect the furniture surface from flowerpots, vases, hot dishes, plastic, rubber placemats, and bookends as some may contain ingredients that damage the finish. Use a protective pad when writing with a ballpoint pen on the furniture surface.