Care & cleaning of solid wood furniture
To give you many years of enjoyment of your new furniture, you will find some hints for care and cleaning of solid wood furniture, which you should consider in your daily use.
- During installation or daily use, small signs of use may occur. That is completely normal. They are not manufacturing defects and therefore no reason for complaints.
- Avoid pushing objects over the wooden surface, as this may cause scratches. Sharp-edged and sharp objects should be kept away from the wood.
- Small damages such as dents, bruises etc. can be dampened out with a damp cloth and an iron (not with varnished wood).
- Do not expose your solid wood furniture to permanent wetness. Wet surfaces should generally be dabbed with a dry cotton cloth. Immediately remove spilled liquids (such as fruit juices, coffee, alcohol, etc.) with absorbent paper towels or cloth (do not rub in!) to prevent them from penetrating the surface.
- In damp rooms, please make sure to ventilate regularly. Even excessively dry air promotes distortion of the solid wood parts.
- Very warm and hot objects (hot cups, pots, etc.) must not be placed directly on the surface.
- Never place the furniture near heat sources. This could cause the wood to completely dry out. Maintain your furniture regularly!
- Please contact your furnishing consultant for an optimal care program and our care kits.
Cleaning of solid wood furniture
- In principle, all dirt and spills should be removed immediately to avoid prolonged exposure.
- Use only clean and soft materials (such as cotton towels) for cleaning.
- To avoid damage and color differences, gently wipe over the surfaces – do not rub in one place!
- For daily cleaning, solid wood furniture is wiped with a dry cloth. If necessary, the surfaces can be cleaned with a slightly moistened but never wet cleaning cloth. For this purpose, a little neutral soap can be added to the water.
- Do not use silicone-containing, grease-dissolving, aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents. Never try to remove damaged areas with solvents (e.g. stain remover, turpentine, gasoline)! Steam cleaners are also unsuitable for the treatment of solid wood furniture.
- The cleaned surfaces should then immediately be thoroughly wiped dry.
Care of painted furniture surfaces
Lacquered surfaces protect the surface of the wood holistically and still preserve the beauty and appearance of the wood grain. Lacquered furniture is extremely low maintenance. To clean the surface you only need a damp cloth without the addition of washing substances. You should always dry with a soft cloth.
If damaged, use our repair kit. Use damage can be remedied with the help of our retouching lacquers.
Care of oiled furniture surfaces
Oiled surfaces create a natural appearance of the wood. They provide protection against stains and simultaneously highlight the natural wood grain. For new or freshly oiled furniture excess oil may stay on the surface. Please wipe this oil thoroughly with an absorbent cloth. We recommend refreshing the furniture once or twice a year with our care oil. This protects your furniture against stains in the long term and gives the wood its natural look. When cleaning the glass of a mirror, for example, fat-soluble glass cleaning agents must not come into contact with oiled surfaces. Avoid waterlogging on the surface and remove liquids immediately. For daily care, clean the surface with a slightly damp cloth and rub immediately with a dry cloth.
In the event of dirt or damage, use our repair kit.
Small dirt or damage can be removed with a sanding fleece. Then treat the wood with our care oil: thinly apply the oil with a cotton cloth and distribute it evenly. Leave the oil to work for about 15-20 minutes and then remove any excess residue. Polish the surface with a dry cloth. Please note that stains caused by moisture can only be treated after drying.
Smaller dents and scratches can be ironed out. Water the damaged area a little and dampen the depression with a sufficiently damp cloth and an iron (the iron should not touch the wood directly!).
Major damage can be filled with wax. The wax should be warmed slightly between your fingers for better processing. Allow the treated area to dry completely. Then sand the area with the sanding sponge and afterwards with the sanding fleece (to smoothen the area). Then oil the treated surface and remove any excess residue. Polish the surface with a dry cloth.
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