• Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. – Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain.
  • Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.
  • Once a month – Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture.
  • Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. – Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Twice a year – Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes.
  • To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don’t place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it’s in a water-tight container or in a drip tray. Use protective pads under equipment with “rubber” cushioning feet.
  • Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done.
  • Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks and tables so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor.