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Our Guide To Furniture Care

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Our Guide To Furniture Care:
In most cases a regular light dusting using a soft cloth is all that is necessary.
When required, take a cloth and slightly dampen it then use it to wipe dirt from the furniture, next buff with a soft, dry cloth.
In the case of a spillage, a damp cloth should be used immediately to wipe away any sticky residue, then use a soft cloth to wipe the area dry. If you feel it is necessary, you could also polish the surface afterwards.
Furniture polish can leave a build up of wax on furniture, leaving it sticky or with a dull appearance, that's why our pieces have been finished with lacquer or hand-wax which reduces the need to use furniture polish. When you do use polish, always choose a high quality product and familiarize yourself with the instructions first. Only products which are specifically for use with hard wood should be used. Here are some good tips on taking care.
Vernax, and other similar products, can be used to strip the furniture of a build-up of wax. Depending on how much you use your furniture, once every year, or once every 6 months, you may want to consider using Briwax, or another high quality wax to restore the shine and protection to your furniture.
Heating duct, radiators, fires and other sources of heat should not be in close proximity to your furniture. Direct sunlight should also be avoided, as this will bleach the furniture surface. Ornaments, or other items, which are on the surface of a piece of furniture should be re-organized at regular intervals, this will reduce the chance of surface discoloration.
Scratches, heat rings and water marks can be avoided by having a rule of always using coasters and place mats. In the event that you do have such damage, products are available to rectify the issue. Any flower displays or house plants should be moved to a different location before watering.

Damage from items such as nail polish and nail polish remover require expert repair, hence such items should be kept well away from furniture.

Extending dining tables and other such extending items should be opened out at regular intervals, this will help the wood to age consistently. Another more practical option may be to allow the leaves to be exposed to light in another part of your home.

Felt pads can be used for placing furniture on hard wood floors, this will help to reduce the risk of scratches.


When you have a need to move furniture, do your best not to drag it on the floor surface. It is always best to lift the piece of furniture with a strong and adequate component, whenever possible.