Tips For Maintaining Your Mango Wood Furniture
It's important to note that this is a living, breathing piece of furniture. For longer lasting furniture, proper maintenance is vital! For a piece that can truly stand for generations, please follow the below tips:
Wipe the furniture daily with a soft cloth (a slightly moistened cloth is advisable to ensure all dust stays on the cloth). Avoid rags that have heavy stitching as this could cause scratches
No need to worry about water spillage due to lacquer finish. Avoid exposing the wood to alcohol, deodorants, perfumes, nail varnishes and similar liquids. If spillage occurs, wipe immediately with a dry cloth. Will pull moisture from wood when left, causing cracking. Alcohol such as red wine would also stain the wood.
Place your furniture carefully so that it’s not in contact with direct sunlight (this can cause fading and, in some cases, cracking).
Do not place furniture next to fireplaces or radiators as this can cause warping.
We recommend using placemats and coasters when resting hot drinks or dishes on the furniture.
As soon as scratches or stains are discovered, seal them with a small amount of matching paint or varnish. Always test a discrete area such as the underside of a table before applying any varnish, wax or cleaner to a surface.
Recommendation: Rotate your mango wood pieces to expose all angles to an equal amount of air and light.
Wipe down periodically with a slightly damp or dry dust cloth that contains no heavy stitching, in order to avoid scratches.
Avoid all cleaning tools with a rough surface. This will wear down the finish and increase the likelihood of scratching.
Avoid polish or cleaning products containing silicone, which can dry out natural wood over time.
Do not use detergents or any cleaning products that contain ammonia. These will take moisture out of the wood and wear down the finish much faster.
Rub wax in to the wood to create a beautiful shine and a natural protective finish. It also prevents the wood from drying out.