Furniture Care
Best practices to keep your furniture looking lovely for longer

Congratulations on your beautiful new piece of painted furniture! To ensure it stays vibrant and functional for years to come, here are some easy-to-follow care tips:

Protective Armor: Rest assured, all my creations come with a layer of protective wax or varnish, making them highly resistant to everyday wear and tear. Each piece also includes a small pot of touch-up paint for future minor nicks.

The Curing Process: Freshly painted furniture needs time to “cure” and fully harden. This typically takes around 28 days. It’s best to avoid using or handling the piece extensively during this period (unless advised otherwise).

Water Woes: Both wax and varnish offer water resistance, but painted furniture isn’t waterproof! Clean up spills promptly to prevent water from soaking into the wood. Keep in mind, waxes dissolve in alcohol, so be extra cautious with those spills.

Coaster Companions: Always use coasters for hot or cold drinks to prevent irreversible damage to the painted surface.

Gentle Cleaning: Dusting with a soft cloth is ideal for regular cleaning. If a wipe-down is necessary, use a damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid harsh furniture polishes and sprays.

Temperature Talk: Extreme temperature changes can affect the finish, so avoid placing your furniture near radiators or air conditioners. Opt for areas with more consistent temperatures.

Hot Stuff Beware: Never place hot items directly on the painted surface as they can cause permanent damage.

Lighten Up: Painted furniture may experience slight color changes over time with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Rotate ornaments and lamps regularly to avoid uneven fading.

Effortless Elegance: Maintaining your painted furniture is a breeze! By following these simple tips, you can ensure it remains a cherished piece in your home for years to come.

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