Keep your newly painted piece clean!

And remember, dust is an abrasive and can scratch the surface, so be careful!

Cleaning

  • 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.

Care

  • 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.

Maintenance

  • 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.
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