Keep your newly painted piece clean!
And remember, dust is an abrasive and can scratch the surface, so be careful!
- Dust your piece at least once a week.
- Do not use any abrasive cleaners on your piece.
- Avoid using glass cleaning compounds and hard instruments.
- A thorough dusting helps keep painted furniture of all types clean.
- Use a slightly damp, cotton cloth to remove stubborn dust.
- Try to use mild, eco-friendly products whenever possible.
- Do not use anything that is solvent based.
- Dust can be removed with the careful wipe of a warm, damp, cotton cloth.
- Oily dirt or waxy residue can be removed with a mild detergent such as Dr. Bronner’s, Mrs. Meyer’s or white vinegar/water mixture.
- Loose dust on the surface can be removed with a dry, lint-free cloth, gently rubbed over the surface.
- Uneven areas can be dusted with a clean, natural bristle paint or artist's brush.
- Blot spilled liquids, rather than wiping, the area to prevent spreading the liquid.
- Regularly dust your piece to help maintain the luster of your painted furniture.
- Be sure not to leave water spots on the surface, as they'll dry and could leave permanent marks.
- Anything placed directly on the furniture with a chemical compound can compromise the finish.
- Use coasters or trivets when placing wet or hot objects on the surfaces of painted furniture.
- Hot items, such as irons or coffee mugs can literally melt a finish away.
- Water from spills and condensation from vases or cold drink glasses can damage and deface coatings through "blooming," an effect that makes transparent coatings white or milky.
- Wipe up spills immediately
- Be careful about what you place on your furniture.
- Fingernail polish and remover, perfumes and alcoholic drinks can behave as paint and varnish removers.
- Mineral spirits, paint thinner and naphtha will dull the luster of the paint and sometimes even act as a paint remover.
- Waxing “chalk paint” too often can result in a built-up, clouded surface.
- Need touch up paint? We’ve got you covered! Give us a call.
- Make sure to give care and uniformed treatment to your piece to help prevent damage.
- Pack adequately and protectively for transport and shipping.
- Use pieces of furniture only for their designed purpose.
- Waxing need only occur infrequently because the wax itself is not readily removed and it does not degrade chemically.