Lacquered furniture is appreciated for its modern look, which blends in perfectly with most decors, and will never go out of fashion. However, if you want your lacquered furniture to retain its shine for years to come, it is important to maintain it properly.
Even though lacquered furniture is fairly resistant, you should still be vigilant since some household products can damage the lacquer and considerably tarnish the appearance of your furniture. How can you clean your lacquered furniture without damaging it? By using the right products and being gentle.
Cleaning lacquered furniture: basic precautions
The first thing to remember is that lacquer is a rather delicate material that is sensitive to humidity and heat. Whether it is your living room furniture or your dining table, you should pay special attention to what you use to clean your lacquered furniture.
Start by carefully reading and following the care instructions for your furniture, if possible since not all lacquered furniture requires the same precautions when cleaning. Otherwise, you can always contact your furniture store to find out the correct procedure to follow. In any case, make sure you use gentle cleaners and soft cloths and be as delicate as possible when cleaning.
Finally, remember to apply the cleaning product you will be using to a small area of the furniture before applying it everywhere to make sure that the product in question is safe for the furniture.
Cleaning lacquered furniture without damaging it: which cleaning products should be used?
If possible, avoid abrasive chemicals, which can damage the lacquer on your furniture. For maintenance cleaning, we recommend using a soft microfiber cloth soaked in lukewarm water. Wipe it dry and then add a few drops of white vinegar. Simply wash your furniture with circular movements, then dry it with a cloth and you’re done!
What about stubborn stains?
Are you unable to remove a stain by following the instructions above? Rest assured, you can get rid of it without damaging the furniture if you use a cloth soaked in linseed oil, turpentine and flour. Rub gently on the stain and you should be able to remove it without damaging the lacquer.
How can you avoid damaging your lacquered furniture?
The lacquer on your furniture is most vulnerable when exposed to water and heat. This is why we recommend avoiding placing hot or very humid objects directly on the surface of the furniture; use a coaster or placemat if necessary.
Contact our team for more advice on furniture care!
At Casavogue, we want to make sure you can enjoy the beauty of your furniture for their entire lifespan. This is why our team is always ready to give you the best advice on how to maintain your furniture.
Contact us if you need advice or come visit us in store if you need new high-quality furniture: in either case, we’ll be happy to help!