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How to Clean and Disinfect Your Wood Table

To make sure your wood furniture is ready for anything from a chill brainstorming meeting with your team to a few cocktails and board games with friends, we apply a commercial grade top coat (solvent borne acrylic polyurethane). It is the industry's best choice for protecting your furniture with a hard wearing matte finish while still maintaining the natural appearance and feel of the wood grain. Multiple topcoats creates a thin and hard surface that seals the wood and gives the highest level of resistance against liquids, abrasions, and scratches without being too thick.

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Maintaining your furniture is easy, follow the simple cleaning and disinfecting guide below to ensure that the look and performance of the finish stays as great as the day you got it.  Our finish is rated for 25 year performance and doesn’t yellow over time or from UV rays.

Follow these simple guidelines for cleaning your wood table.

  • Most surfaces require only dusting with a soft cloth and the occasional cleaning with a soft damp cloth and then dried.
  • For heavily soiled areas, use a mild soap and water. Follow this by wiping with a damp cloth to remove any soap residue and wipe dry. Do not emerge or soak. Always test in an inconspicuous area before forging ahead.
  • Avoid cleaning products that contain high concentrate ammonia or bleach as they can deteriorate and cloud the finish.
  • Flax oil soaps require rinsing and can leave a residue if not rinsed well
  • Use trivets or surface protectors when placing something warm on the surface
  • Do not polish or buff the surface with aftermarket polishes (find out why here)
  • Most damage to a finish can be avoided if spills and splatters are simply cleaned up when they occur.

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Resistance to Liquids Laboratory Results

The Coating Reliability Laboratory Test will give you an idea of how quickly various spills will damage your furniture if left unattended. 

For the test, various liquids were left on a surface coated with our commercial grade finish for an industry determined standard period of time. The finish’s performance was evaluated and graded in a scale of 1-5. “1” being poor resistance and “5” being best resistance.

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Place and date of test, Italy 19/10/2012 - IVM Chemicals - Reliable Coating Laboratory

Download the chart here!

Why you shouldn’t use Aftermarket Polishes

This might sound counterintuitive but using furniture polish on your furniture will actually damage the finish of your furniture. Today’s modern finishes have a sheen built in and do not require polishing. Polishes are mostly composed of slow drying oils and silicone to give a slick appearance when applied. Eventually these oils will build up on your furniture giving it a cloudy appearance and will ultimately lead to the failure of your finish if not cleaned properly.

If you have further questions do not hesitate to reach out and ask 

For minor scratches and dings order one of our Furniture Care Kit and check out our guide for how to use it.


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