Wood furniture is beautiful, easy to care for, and classic. Quality wood furniture can last generations when properly maintained.
To clean: Wipe away debris with a damp, cotton cloth. You may use mild water on a damp cloth if needed. Always test first on an inconspicuous area. Remove any soap with a clean damp cloth. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
To protect: Use coasters or other protection to avoid direct contact with wet, cold, or hot items. Use felt pads under any items that will be placed on your furniture and may cause scratches, ex-lamps, coasters, decor. Keep your wood furniture away from any heating source, moisture source, vent, and direct sunlight to prevent fading, discoloration, and warping.
For minor touch-ups: Minor scratches or dents - rub a color-matched marker, shoe polish, or furniture pen over the damaged area to make it less noticeable.
Watermarks - these marks, such as the white ring left under a glass, are caused by excess moisture. To remove the watermark, you will need to remove the moisture. In some cases, the moisture will eventually dissipate on its own. To speed the process, you may use a hairdryer set below 160 degrees F. There are also commercial products that will help remove watermarks.