Care & Maintenance
Extending the life of your furniture's finish.
Standard Wood Finish
Dust, dirt and grime accumulates on any finished surface. These contaminants will harm the finish and they should be periodically removed to restore the finish to its original luster. Just wipe the surface with a cloth dampened with a non-wax containing polish or mild detergent solution.
Avoid the use of ammonia-based or silicone-based cleaners, this may harm the wood finish. Avoid exposing the furniture to direct sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity.
We recommend Woodright Heirloom Essentials Fine Furniture Polish, and are pleased to offer it on our site. It is specially formulated to gently clean and moisturize your solid wood furniture, protecting the finish without adding a dulling wax buildup.
Oil & Wax Finish
For cleaning, the finish manufacturer, AFM, suggests a solution of SuperClean, diluted with vinegar and water. Use a damp cloth, not dripping, to avoid penetrating the wood surface.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners or dust cleaners, which may dull the finish. Clean up spills as soon as possible with a lightly moistened cloth to avoid staining or dried-on spots. AFM offers additional recommendations on their website (clicking on this link will open a PDF file).
For maintenance, we recommend an additional application of oil and wax 1-2 times per year. Buff in a layer with a dry cloth, let it dry for an hour, then wipe away the excess with a second dry cloth. Let the furniture stand unused for 24 hours to let the wax set properly.
You can purchase quarts of Oil & Wax finish from Eco Building Products, our preferred source.
You should avoid exposing the furniture to direct sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity.
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