Generally, a soft damp cloth followed by a dry cloth will be all you need to clean the finish. If a cleaner is required, use only very mild soap and wipe dry. A high-quality polish may be used occasionally. Apply polish with a soft cloth following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Follow these steps and you will be assured that your finished piece will continue to look good for many years to come:
Fingerprints, cooking residues, tobacco smoke, etc. will accumulate on the finished surface. They will not damage the finish, but they should be removed occasionally to restore it to its original state. Wipe the finish with a damp cloth using a non-wax polish or mild soap.
Dust build-up is simply airborne particles of dust collecting on the finish. If not properly removed, this build-up may dull or even scratch the finish. Simply wipe the finish with a cloth dampened with a mild detergent or polish.
Your finish is resistant to most household spills. If a spill should occur, it should be wiped up immediately to avoid any potential damage.
Heat, high humidity, direct sunlight, or liquids can damage both the finish and the wood. Take care to avoid these conditions.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING:
1. Excessive waxing.
2. Cleaners containing bleach.
3. Cleaners with abrasives that may scratch the finish.
4. Cleaners containing ammonia.
5. Dyes and inks from newsprint and plastic bags may penetrate the finish when moist.
Don’t forget that the best way to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting finish is to hire a professional painter, bonded and insured!