- 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.
Timber is a natural product and as such will expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. This movement can cause cracks to appear in the timber and in joins and is part of the character of timber furniture. To reduce movement minimise positioning furniture in full sun and heavily airconditioned or heated areas.
- Frequent dusting removes airborne deposits that build up in a filmy layer and can scratch the surface.
- Never use all-purpose cleaning sprays unless they are specifically for wooden furniture.
- Furniture Wax provides a hard finish and long-lasting protection, doesn't smear, and is more durable than sprays or polishes.Use paste wax or liquid wax made specifically for furniture. Depending on use, paste wax finishes may last as long as two years. Liquid wax is easier to apply but leaves a thinner coating; it may need to be applied more frequently than paste wax.Learn how to properly apply waxes to eliminate streaks or a cloudy appearance. Always apply wax in light coats, rubbing into the surface with the grain. Allow to dry and buff to a clear shine with a soft cloth.
- Always test any product in a small area prior to applying to your furniture.