Furniture Care

All of our furniture has been crafted from natural wood and is hand finished by skilled craftsmen to a high standard. Each piece is unique and is made using the best quality wood and built to last, with the right care and attention you can keep your furniture looking at its best for a lifetime.

 

Cleaning Your Wood Furniture

The Best way to clean the finish on your wood furniture just use warm water and mild dish soap. Cleaning furniture with water won't hurt it, just be careful not to soak it. Use an old toothbrush for hard-to-get areas. Wipe the dirt off the surface with soft cloths or paper towels until they come up fairly clean. Then dry off any residual moisture with a soft cloth.

Re-protecting Your Furniture After Cleaning

After a good cleaning, the best way to protect the finish is to use a good-quality soft paste wax. Apply a thin coat as directed on the label. Wait five minutes and buff lightly with a soft brush or cloth. Wait another 30 to 60 minutes and buff/brush again with a bit more vigor. You'll see a beautiful shine return to the finish that will last for many months.

Remember To Dust Regularly

Small particles of dust may seem harmless, but enough buildup can scratch the wood's finish. Dust at least weekly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Stay away from Pledge and other dust polish, as they contain silicones that can soak into the grain of the wood and damage it for good. Instead, lightly dampen a cloth with a little water or use a microfiber cloth that will cling to dust particles on its own.

Keep Wood Furniture Out Of Sunlight And Heat Sources

Keep your wood furniture out of the sun. The temperature of the summer sun coming through a window can go above 140 degrees. It will cook fine finishes, fading and destroying them over time, and dry out and shrink the wood, which will cause cracks. Also try to ensure your wood furniture isn't too close to heating units or vents. Dry heat will cause the wood to dry and shrink, leaving cracks.

Keep Hot Drinks And Other Hot Items Off The Wood Surface

Never put hot dishes or drinks directly onto wooden surfaces as they can leave permanent marks. But there are several ways to remove the white hazy ring or spot that the hot coffee mug or hot plate has made on your table. The least invasive way is to rub it with a mild abrasive, such as non-gel toothpaste mixed with baking soda or cooking oil mixed with ashes. You can rub it in a small spot with your finger or use a soft cloth on larger areas. Another method that has excellent results is to place a soft cloth or towel over the spot and iron it carefully for 10 to 20 seconds at a time with the iron at a medium setting. You can turn the iron up a bit if needed. Always keep the iron moving and check your progress frequently.

Restoring Surface Scratches

Surface scratches are small and do not penetrate the wood underneath the finish. Look at the scratch at an angle. If there is no discoloration, then the scratch is only on the surface. Moisten the sandpaper with water (lemon oil can also be used). Then carefully sand the surface where the scratch is located. Follow the direction of the scratch. Do not oversand the area. Once the scratch is removed, apply a paste wax and buff with steel wool to bring back the shine.

If the scratch is discolored (usually lighter than the surrounding wood), it means that the wood itself was penetrated and needs to be recolored to make it disappear. To repair these type of scratches, first Dip a small paint brush or cotton swab into the desired coloring agent. Some commercial products will come with their own applicator. Follow the direction of the scratch and apply the color. Repeat applications until the color matches the rest of the piece. Once the scratch is colored, apply a wax or polish to the surface to protect and restore the finish.

We want you to enjoy your furniture for as long as possible, and we hope these furnitrue care tips are useful to you. If you require any other help, advice or further assistance regarding furniture care feel free to contact our customer service team by Calling - 0845 850 0008 or Email us - info@lifestylefurnitureuk.co.uk