Furniture Care

REMOVING DUST & DIRT

Dust using a soft lint-free dry cloth in the direction of the grain. To remove dirt wipe with a soft lint-free cloth wrung out in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft lint-free dry cloth in the same direction as the grain. A very weak solution of pure soap washing up liquid in the water may be used for more stubborn marks or grease.

Spills of any kind should be wiped clean as soon as possible. For polished nickel surfaces we recommend simply using a soft lint-free cloth to burnish.

Never use any silicon-based product or other spray polishes when cleaning. These will cause deterioration in the appearance of the furniture over time.
Do not use abrasives or chemical cleaners such as metal polish which may damage the surface. The use of wax polish onto modern lacquered finishes is not recommended.

AVOIDING SCRATCHES & DENTS

Avoid placing handbags, brief cases or other sharp objects onto furniture. Always lift and never slide items across furniture such as lamps or candlesticks. When writing or using laptops, furniture surfaces should be protected by a pad.

TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY

Crockery containing hot or very cold food or drinks should always be placed on heat resistant mats.

Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight or near any other form of heat such as radiators.

In order to prevent adverse shrinkage and movement and to maintain the stability of Davidson furniture, a certain relative humidity needs to be maintained. You should aim to keep the relative humidity in the room at 45-50% (+/-5%).

The relative humidity needs to be maintained at a constant level regardless of season. Any sudden change can cause shrinkage or splitting.
Do not place wet objects onto furniture (flower vases, wet clothing etc.)

Do not leave liquid spillages on the surfaces of the furniture. Wipe away immediately.

IF YOUR FURNITURE DOES REQUIRE REFURBISHMENT WE STRONGLY ADVISE THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL CABINET MAKER.

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