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How To | Simple Care Tips for High Gloss Furniture

Nothing makes a big impact as high gloss furniture. It brings a sense of space and light to gloomy and small rooms and offers timeless appeal. For almost half a century, it has been a staple of commercial and household furnishings thanks to its unmatched durability. If you’re thinking of buying high gloss furniture and worried that the furniture will lose its shine or that you may become a slave to its upkeep, here are some tips to help you on your way:

Regular Care 

When wiping high gloss furniture, always use a damp cloth. Wipe the furniture’s surface gently without applying a lot of pressure and use long, straight strokes instead of circular motions. Wipe all water droplets on the surface as they may leave spots when dried. After wiping the furniture, buff the surface back to its natural shine using a clean, soft, dry cloth. Avoid using dry dusters as they can scratch the furniture’s surface. Convectional microfiber clothes are also discouraged as they have abrasive fibres which can create a matt effect on the furniture’s surface due to fine scratches.

Removing Dirt and Stains

When dealing with spots or sticky marks, use a weak, soapy solution to clean the area (dilute a teaspoon of mild dish soap in half a gallon of water). Once you’ve gotten rid of the spot, remove any soapy residue by wiping the surface with a clean, damp cloth. Afterwards, buff the surface to a shine using a clean, dry cloth.

When dealing with persistent stains or greasy fingermarks, apply light cleaner directly to a cloth and use it to wipe the furniture’s surface. Avoid applying pressure as you clean and wipe the furniture in order to maintain the brilliance of the surface. Abrasive substances such as alcohol-containing cleaners, solvents, and scouring creams can cause irreversible damage on high gloss furniture and should be avoided.

Follow these easy tips and your high gloss furniture will become an attractive, focal point in your home.