Our tables/wood benches are sealed and then finished with a (low VOC) non-toxic, eco-friendly water-based top coat (satin, semi-gloss or gloss sheen). The finish is applied in multiple layers, all by hand. It helps protect the wood from damage and makes it suitable for everyday use. It’s extremely durable, water-resistant, low heat-resistant and super easy to clean.
Please follow our daily and long-term care tips below to help keep the finish and your furniture in its best shape.
Daily Care Tips:
- Wipe with a slightly damp soft cloth (cotton or microfiber)
- If needed, spot clean with a mild dish soap & water mix. Dip soft cloth in mix, wring & wipe. Refrain from excessive amounts of water and wipe dry after cleaning
- Wipe up spills as they happen
- Placemats, trivets or coasters are recommended when necessary to help protect the longevity of the finish
- Refrain from any harsh chemicals or household cleaners that may damage the finish
Long-term Care Tips:
Wood furniture will respond to environmental changes in temperature and humidity. Inconsistent or fluctuations in humidity levels in your home can cause the wood to expand or contract. This natural wood movement may cause furniture damage such as, (but not limited to) cracks, splits or gaps. It's natural and often an uncontrollable characteristic of wood furniture. Direct sun exposure can also alter the appearance of the wood over time. All of our furniture is intended for indoor use only.
Try to maintain consistent humidity levels in your home all year. Indoor humidity levels of 35-45% are ideal and temperatures in the 60-80 degree range work best for wood furniture
The use of humidifier/de-humidifier may help balance the humidity in your home depending on time of year/geographic location. Keep in mind, sudden changes in the humidity levels in your home may affect your wood furniture
Inexpensive humidity gauges can help monitor the humidity levels in your home year round
Avoid placing your wood furniture near heat vents, fireplaces or any other source of extreme heat/cold
- Avoid keeping your furniture in constant, direct sunlight
Hardware may loosen over time. Check periodically that any screws/bolt connections are tight
If there is a need to store your furniture, it should be kept indoors, in a controlled climate environment. Avoid storing in attics, garages or basements.
Please reach out to us directly for more information or if you have any questions before purchasing. We're always happy to help!