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Wood & Wood Veneers

Instructions for All Wood Furniture

  • Moisture and heat can damage any wood finish. Protect your furniture by using coasters and trivets. Always wipe up moisture promptly and dry with a soft cloth.

  • Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across the surface of your wood furniture. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to help prevent scratches.

  • Avoid direct contact with rubber bumpers and candle wax as it may react with the wood's finish and leave a stain.

  • Wood will expand and contract with seasonal humidity changes. Maintain consistent humidity levels to minimize movement in the wood and prevent warping.

  • Over time, air and sunlight will change the color of natural wood. Occasionally rotate the items placed on your wood furniture to allow a more uniform color to develop. Expose table leaves to the same amount of air and sunlight as your table.

  • Care for your wood furniture according to its finish.

  • Apply Room & Board Wood Cleaner for daily or deep cleaning on all of your interior or exterior wood surfaces. Simply spray and wipe clean with a cloth.

Lacquer, Paint or Stain

  • Lacquered, painted or stained wood is susceptible to scratches. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to protect your furniture.

  • Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.

  • For persistent spots, gently clean with a soft cloth and a solution of water and mild detergent. Wipe dry.

  • Do not use cleaning products containing ammonia, alcohol or petroleum.

  • Avoid furniture polish as it can accumulate over time and leave a residue.

Oil-and-Wax or Oiled

  • Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.

  • Treat your furniture with Room & Board Satin Wax annually, or more often, if the wood seems dry.

  • Apply Room & Board Satin Wax with a clean, white cloth following the direction of the grain pattern. Take care to treat the exposed end grain of panels. Using another cloth, buff to remove excess wax and achieve a smooth finish.