Practical Ways On How To Prolong the Lifespan of your Furniture

Cleaning Tips

Use a cotton ball or tissuesaturated with isopropyl alcohol or small amount of water ,gently rub the stain for up to two minutes. Wipe dry using a softcloth or tissue. Do not use these products on or near the edge for itwill damage the edge.

Acidic or abrasive cleaners can damage laminate surfaces;do not use them. These products can quickly damage thePVC edge band as well. Drain cleaners containing lye willpermanently damage the laminate surface.If dye should happen to spill, wipe it upimmediately with dishwashing detergent or an all-purposecleaner. Wipe spills away promptly and rinse several timeswith water. Rust removers contain harsh chemicals, whichwill quickly cause permanent damage. Toilet bowlcleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause permanentdamage. If spills occur, wipe up immediately, wash surfacewith soapy water and rinse several times.

The cleaners listed below can cause damage to the surfaceof the melamine:

• Hydrochloric Acid Muriatic Acid

• Hydrogen Chloride

• Sulfuric Acid Oleic Acid

• Oleum

• Hydrofluoric Acid Rust Remover

• Phosphoric Acid Rust Remover

• Sodium Hydroxide Caustic Soda

• Caustic

• Lye

• Soda Lye

• Pumice (abrasive)

Dusting and Spills

Dust cabinets frequently with a soft lint-free cloth. Youcan dampen the cloth slightly with water or spray-typedust remover.

Clean spills immediately. Use a clean cloth and mild soap ifnecessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

General tips on taking care of furnitures

Do Not apply excessive weight or pull down excessively ondoors as this may cause them to split at the hinge area and sag.

Do Not place more than 100 pounds of weight into anydrawer as this may cause the bottom to sag or the drawerguides to work improperly. Also, the weight of what isstored in each drawer should be evenly distributed for thebest durability.

Do Not use petroleum distilled polishes on the surface ofyour cabinetry, as they are often flammable and toxic, andthey are seldom ever completely removed.

Do Not use concentrated detergents on your cabinetry.Harsh detergents, strong soap and self-polishing waxescould have a damaging effect on the finished surface.

Do Not leave damp or wet cloths draped over cabinetdoors. This moisture can cause permanent water damage tothe area over time.

Do Not wipe our cabinetry with a used dishcloth since itcould contain traces of grease or detergents.

Do Not place plastic or rubber objects on a wood finish –their ingredients react with those of the finish.

Do Not place furniture in direct sunlight. Prolongedexposure to direct sunlight may cause a change in color.

Do Not let water run off sink to countertops andsink cabinetry

Do Not expose the unbanded edges of cabinetry toexcessive moisture. Over time, prolonged wetness canresult in damage.

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