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Maintenance

How do I maintain my wooden furniture?

Furniture in the lacquer:

Lacquered wood is very easy to maintain and can be cleaned with a slightly damp soft cloth. Do not use cleaning agents! The component paint we use has to harden in the first few weeks, but is then well resistant to normal use.

However, avoid prolonged exposure to moisture, such as with porous flower pots, which can cause irreparable damage. It is advisable to wipe up spilled liquids immediately. It is best to use coasters to prevent scratches, dents, moisture and burn marks. Hot pans or glasses can cause rings. Also be careful with alcohol!

The best humidity for the environment of the furniture is between 40 and 60 percent. Air conditioners and very hot rooms will also have a negative effect on the wood with lacquered furniture. Matt paint shows grease spots and shine spots faster as a result of use. Dark colors with a matt finish show signs of wear more quickly than lighter woods.

Under the influence of humidity and temperature, glue seams can shift slightly and a table top can 'work'. Therefore, do not place your wooden furniture too close to a radiator, stove or fireplace. Wood discolours under the influence of light and air. It is therefore wise to place your furniture in such a way that the sunlight does not get too much of a grip on it.

Wood is a lively natural product. Differences in colour, drawing and structure give wood character, making it only more beautiful with the passing of the years!

Furniture in the oil:

Oil finishes require some maintenance. You can use colorless oil for 'feeding'. Especially on table tops, more signs of use will be visible due to use. You can sand the top very lightly with fine sandpaper or with a fine scouring pad. Always sand in the direction of the grain. Apply the oil first to a cloth and then to the table. Rub well with a dry cloth.

By finishing with oil, the grain of the wood comes into its own even better!

Repairs and refurbishing

We can sand damaged or antiquated table tops and finish them again for you, provided the top is made of solid wood. We do not sand veneer tables. To remove paint from an entire table or cupboard, it may be an idea to treat it with lye or to blast it. Let us advise you on the options. A specific colour may give a dark cupboard a completely different look. We can often fix a wobbly chair or one with loose joints for you. We do not reupholster chairs or sofas.

To restore an antique piece of furniture we recommend you refer to a restoration workshop.