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CATALYZED LACQUER BASIC CARE GUIDE
CARE & CLEANING OF A CATALYZED LACQUER FINISHED TABLE
Catalyzed Lacquer is an extremely durable finish; however, it is not impervious. We still recommend taking caution with care and cleaning, similar to any wood furniture product. Thus, we have provided some guidelines to help you preserve the quality finish!
WIPING & WASHING
It is important to take proper care of this piece of furniture to ensure that it lasts for lifetimes after. We recommend wiping with a damp cloth, either using soap and water or a natural based cleaning solution. Most standard cleaning solutions contain either an alcohol or ammonia base, which over an extended period of time, can eat through the finish.
Common furniture cleaners such as Pledge furniture polish may actually damage the topcoat of your furniture. Furniture polish will leave a glossy, often uneven residue over your tables surface. We recommend avoiding furniture polish on our custom furniture pieces, as these low sheen finishes will be difficult to recover.
NEVER USE ACETONE BASED CHEMICALS (NAIL POLISH REMOVER) ON OR EVEN NEAR YOUR TABLE. ACETONE WILL SOFTEN THE FINISH AND CAN CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE UNTIL PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED.
WATER MARKS & SPILLS
Watermarks and spills should be protected exceptionally well with our Lacquer finish as we also spray a vinyl sealer underneath the lacquer coats. However, we still recommend wiping up all spills as quickly as possible. If it is an alcoholic product, the odds of it leaving a ring go up significantly. Do your best to use coasters and placemats when dining at the table, as well as using trivets or hot pads for high-temperature items.
SCUFFS & SCRATCHES
Scuffs, light scratches, and dings are inevitable on the surface as this table grows with your family. We believe that some scratches over time tell a story, but please use caution to avoid deep surface scratches. Sharp utensils, abrasives, and pointy objects such as ballpoint pens can scratch or dent the table’s surface, so try to use a pad when writing on the surface.
Your table is a living piece of history with tons of character expressing its life. Embrace the character and don’t be afraid to allow your table to continue to write its next story and grow with your family!
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