Taking care of your furniture whether it’s the antique of tomorrow or your treasured family heirloom is crucial for its longevity. Choosing the right product is a big part of this but there are other aspects of care that need to be considered, whether your furniture is lacquered or French polished/waxed.
Sunlight can cause fading and drying of the timber. Place away from windows if possible. If this is unavoidable, try to close curtains or blinds at crucial times of the year.
Temperature extremes can affect your timber furniture. Pieces should be kept away from radiators, fireplaces or under air conditioners.
Protecting your waxed furniture includes using coasters and mats to avoid placing hot and/or wet dishes directly onto your furniture.
Prolonged moisture on waxed furniture can cause damage to the wood. Therefore, when wiping down your table with a damp cloth it is advisable to follow with a dry tea towel or lint-free cloth.
Frequency of application for maintenance depends on the above but generally, we recommend every 3-4 months. Dusting regularly using a lint-free cloth enhances the appearance of your furniture.