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.
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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.