Caring for Your Wood Surfaces
Ensure your pieces look their best, for your enjoyment, for when the door bell rings—and after the guests have gone home!
Because it is naturally abrasive, dust is probably wood furniture’s biggest enemy, as it leaves microscopic scratches that dull a finish over time. Guardsman Anytime Wood Cleaner can be used to clean and renew, leaving a rich, low-luster shine, but it’s also important to dust regularly—even when it’s not time to polish! Weekly dusting prevents the build-up of dust that can result in fine scratches when everyday objects come into contact with the surface. All smooth surfaces should be dusted regularly—furniture, cabinets, walls, floors, electronics, appliances, and even leather furniture. Guardsman’s Dusting Cloth is specially treated to pick up and hold onto dust without the need for dusting sprays. Soft and 100% cotton, it’s washable and reusable—and leaves no lint or dust-attracting residue! For best results when dusting, always wipe in the direction of the wood grain.
Use and Entertaining Can Be Tough on Wood Dining Furniture
Wood furniture isn’t just for admiring—it’s meant to be used for family and guests. But entertaining also means accidents—water rings from a glass, or heat marks from a hot dish or a pizza box—that can leave your furniture damaged or looking abused. AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE. ALWAYS USE COASTERS, PLACEMATS, AND TRIVETS. But, if the unexpected happens, you can try to use Guardsman’s Water Ring Remover With a bit of luck, it may eliminate minor blemishes from many wood surfaces including white rings, and other marks and stains caused by water, heat, alcohol, cosmetics, and paint. If there is significant surface damage, you may want to consider having a Guardsman Technician fix it. Sometimes it's better to go this route than making a bad accident worse by trying to fix it yourself. To set up a Guardsman visit to your home, fill out this ONLINE REPAIR QUOTE and Guardsman will contact you shortly there after to go over a solution.
A Few Easy tips to Keep your Wood Surfaces Looking Great All Year
Scratches, Chips, and Damage—To avoid scratches, never slide anything (vases, plates, serving dishes, etc.) across a wood surface. Light surface nicks and scratches can be treated with some Guardsman Wood Products That being said, please contact us if you have a scratch and are wondering what to do, or before attempting any significant repair yourself it's highly recommended to have Guardsman give you a repair quote first. It's more often than not that it's best to have a professional fix a problem. Attempting to do it yourself first may make things a bit more complicated and costly in the event that a professional needs to come in later to take care of things. It is a good idea to send an email directly to a repair technician to see what their input is before you start anything. You can Click Here to send a message to one and they'll get back to you shortly.
Liquids—Wipe up spills immediately, and check to be sure liquid hasn’t seeped under any objects, such as a vase, where it can “pool” and dry, causing damage to the finish.
Use linen or cotton tablecloths & placemats—Vinyl and plastic materials can damage some wood finishes or leave residues behind that build up on the surface of your furniture. Over time, these materials can make surfaces sticky and cause discoloration.
Centerpieces—Use cork or felt pads under decorative objects, and swap them out several times a year.
Sunlight - Sunlight can and will lighten and alter the color of most any finish. It is recommended to do your best at avoiding regular and prolonged exposure of any surface to sunlight. When not at home, keep blinds closed to keep the sunlight off of surfaces. Dining table leaf extensions should be kept in same amount of light consistacy as the rest of the table to avoid alterned effects of sunlight.
If you have any questions about furniture care or repair, you can contact us and we'll be glad to assist in advise.