Keeping Your Furniture Beautiful
To protect and care for your furniture, we
suggest the following:
Cleaning and polishing your furniture
We recommend dusting frequently with a clean,
soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Clean the surface by
rubbing in the direction of the grain. We recommend
polishing your furniture approximately every six
months, using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth and
rubbing the polish in the direction of the grain.
Now, let's answer one of the most frequently-asked questions about furniture cleaning:
What are the main types of furniture care products, and which one do you recommend ?
Answer: There are three basic types of furniture care products: silicone cleaners, waxes and polishes. We recommend avoiding silicone cleaners and waxes. While silicone cleaners create a high degree of shine, silicone seeps into even the highest-quality finishes, creating a barrier that will not accept stain or lacquer. This makes it virtually impossible to re-finish or touch-up your furniture.
Waxes should be avoided because their regular use
may result in a build-up of wax film on the surface
of the furniture. This build-up could actually
attract dirt, smoke and other pollutants in the air,
resulting in smudges and streaks. Also, many waxes
contain grit that can permanently damage furniture
surfaces if used improperly.
Polishes, which we recommend, contain detergents, emulsifiers and mineral oil. The detergents clean dirt from the furniture, the emulsifiers give it body to clean and last longer and the mineral oil is left behind as a barrier for dirt and moisture that could harm finishes. There's no grit to harm the finish, no wax to build up and no silicone to raise the sheen and act as a barrier for touch-up.