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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.