HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR WOOD FURNITURE
We recommend that you wax your furniture on a fairly regular basis to develop the full warmth and richness of the wood, and increase its resistance to water marks, scratches, and warping.
NB Always use Beeswax – we recommend Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish – which is available at our shop or can be bought from most hardware shops.
Follow our after-care instructions to fully cherish your purchase:
- Avoid placing your furniture next to radiators or direct heat as this can cause cracking.
- Avoid direct sunlight, which can also cause movement and fading.
- Avoid spillages, especially those that contain alcohol. See below on what to do if a spillage does occur.
- Do not place hot or chilled items directly on the surface, always use a place mat or coaster where possible.
- Do not use soap and water or detergents of any kind for cleaning. To maintain the characteristic finish on this furniture, don’t use aerosol sprays or any polish containing silicon.
- Do not place furniture onto a wet or damp floor as staining may occur on the floor.
- For general cleaning use a duster or damp cloth (almost dry).
- From time to time it may be necessary to tighten fittings. This is normal and regular inspections should be carried out.
- Some movement of the wood should be expected. Wood breathes and moves and this is totally natural.
- Any irregularities and differentiation of colour are part of the natural occurrence and should not be considered as defects.
HOW TO WAX YOUR FURNITURE
Use Beeswax – we recommend Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish – which we supply at our shop or can be bought from most hardware shops.
- Ensure all surfaces are clean and dry.
- Take a soft cloth and apply the wax generously all over, following the grain where possible.
- Leave for a few minutes.
- Buff using a soft cloth, following the grain where possible.
- A second application can be applied if desired.
HOW TO TREAT SPILLAGES
- If spillages do occur try first to wax the item, see above.
- If this doesn’t get rid of the mark you’ll have to gently rub away the old wax with some wire wool.
- Then apply a stain to the lightened area to match the original colour.
- Leave to soak in, and then apply a wax as usual.
If you have any questions, or are struggling, please get in touch:
JUGs Indian Furniture and Gifts
42-44 Blatchington Road, Hove BN3 3YH
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01273 719899