Lacquered furniture usually requires little maintenance, but it is not completely maintenance-free. As with other types of furniture, lacquered furniture requires some care and maintenance to keep it in good condition.
Lacquer and daylight
Using cushions on chairs, or tablecloths on tables can cause shade differences on the table when exposed to sunlight. A tablecloth lying on a table can stop sunlight from reaching the surface of the table, allowing the rest of the table to lighten while leaving a dark surface under the cloth.
It can also be seen that wood exposed to sunlight matures faster and tends to darken/yellow. This means that if you cover the surface of a table or chair seat, the wood around it may turn yellow faster than under the seat.
You should therefore avoid covering your furniture with cushions or tablecloths for a long time.
Maintaining and cleaning a painted surface
For cleaning lacquered furniture, you can use a soft, damp cloth or a duster to remove dust and dirt. If the furniture is particularly dirty or stained, you can use a mild soap solution or a special cleaning product designed for use on lacquered surfaces. Avoid using cleaners containing ammonia, alcohol or other solvents, as these can damage the varnish.
It is important to dry the furniture thoroughly after cleaning to avoid moisture penetrating the surface and damaging the lacquer.
If the lacquer on your furniture has been damaged or scratched, you can use a wood filler pen or a paint pen to hide the damage. You can also consider taking the furniture to a professional furniture restorer to repair the damage and restore the lacquer to its original condition.
Waterborne polyurethane paint
Waterborne polyurethane paint (also called water-based polyurethane paint) is a type of paint used to protect and provide a desired aesthetic finish on a variety of surfaces such as wood.
It is a more environmentally friendly version of traditional polyurethane varnish that dissolves in solvents.
Waterborne polyurethane varnish uses water as a solvent instead of hazardous chemicals and therefore has less environmental impact and less health effects on users.
Waterborne polyurethane varnish provides a durable and glossy finish.
Can I disinfect woven plastic?
Yes, it is possible to disinfect woven plastic. Generally speaking, fabric is a durable and easy-to-clean material that is resistant to water and detergents. To disinfect woven plastic, you can use an alcohol-based disinfectant spray with at least 70% ethanol or isopropanol.
Before using any disinfectant, it is important to check that it will not damage the material by testing on a less visible surface first. After cleaning and disinfection, it is important to wipe the surface thoroughly with a clean cloth and ensure that the material is completely dry before using the furniture again.
An effective solution can be an alcohol-based disinfectant spray with at least 70% ethanol or isopropanol.
Can I disinfect artificial leather?
Yes, it is possible to disinfect artificial leather. It is recommended to use a solution of water and disinfectant recommended by the manufacturer. An effective solution can be an alcohol-based disinfectant spray with at least 70% ethanol or isopropanol. Before using any disinfectant or cleaner, it is important to test it on a small, inconspicuous area of the leatherette to make sure it does not damage or discolor the material.
Oiled furniture is a popular type of wood treatment that provides a natural finish and protects the wood from damage and aging. The oil penetrates the wood and prevents moisture from entering, while providing a soft and smooth surface that is easy to clean. To keep oiled furniture in good condition, it is important to clean it regularly.
Maintenance and care:
- Wipe the furniture regularly with a soft, dry cloth to remove dust and dirt.
- Avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight or near sources of moisture, such as windows or air conditioners. Also, avoid leaving water or other liquids on the furniture for a long time as this can cause stains and damage to the surface
- Oil the furniture regularly with Stolab's care kit specially designed for wood. The oil protects the wood from stains and scratches and preserves its natural beauty. Follow the step-by-step instructions for oiling your furniture below
- Do not place hot objects directly on the furniture as this can cause damage to the surface. If the furniture has scratches or other damage to the surface, it may be possible to repair them using a filler pen or wood putty, or to re-sand the board before applying a new coat of oil.
- Avoid using strong cleaning agents or chemicals on the furniture as this can cause damage and stains to the surface.
- If you spill something on the furniture, wipe it off as soon as possible, using a soft damp cloth. Avoid using too much water when wiping the furniture.
Use a detergent designed for fabric. Before cleaning the entire piece of furniture, test the detergent on a hidden or less visible part of the fabric to ensure that it does not cause discoloration or damage.
Use a soft brush or vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt, dust and hair from the furniture.Apply a small amount of the detergent intended for fabric to a clean cloth or sponge and apply to the area that needs cleaning. Work in a circular motion, making sure not to use too much cleaner.
After applying the cleaner, use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe the cleaner off the furniture. Make sure you dry thoroughly and do not leave any wet spots.
Allow the furniture to dry completely before using it again. When cleaning fabric furniture, it is important not to use too much water or detergent, as this can damage the fabric and make it difficult to dry. It is also important not to rub too hard, as this can damage the fibers of the fabric.