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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

How should I clean my solid wood furniture?

Routine Cleaning
Your main goal of routine cleaning is to simply remove dust. Dry dusting with a microfiber cloth is what you will do most of the time. We recommend a professional grade cloth with 300 GSM (grams per square meter). Dust as often as you like with a clean, dry, soft cloth following the wood’s grain.

For tougher spots, wipe your furniture down with a damp cloth. Be sure to use a gentle, diluted cleaner like our Tough and Tender, or even dish water. The key is to dry the table with a clean soft cloth; avoid using coarse scratchy cloths, or paper towels.

Microfiber cloths

 

Deep Cleaning (Once or Twice a Year)
To polish means to make the surface smooth and glossy. Polishes fill surface scratches to diffuse the light and make scratches less noticeable. Use a silicone-free furniture polish only a few times a year. We recommend Plush Cabinet and Furniture Polish and Restorer. Plush dries free of any oily residue, resists fingerprints when dry, and does not alter the original sheen. Apply Plush to a microfiber cloth and then apply to the entire surface then wipe dry with another microfiber cloth. Again, try to follow the grain of the wood.

 Plush Cabinet and Furniture Polish and Restorer

Similar to our Plush furniture polish, Oz polish also protects your furniture from harmful UV rays and gives it a subtle shine. Apply Oz to a microfiber cloth and then apply to the entire surface and then wipe dry with another microfiber cloth.

Oz Cream Polish

Glass Cleaning
Cleaning glass is always tricky. Some products break promises and leave streaks, and using newspapers to dry is effective but messy. We recommend using Heirloom Essentials Spotless Furniture and Glass Cleaner. This product has a unique streak-free formulation making it possible to clean varnished wood furniture, glass, mirrors and many other hard surfaces quickly and easily.

Spotless Glass Cleaner

All-Purpose Cleaning
We recommend Tough & Tender Concentrated Cleaner for every day, all-purpose cleaning. One 16 ounce bottle of concentrate will fill six, 16 ounce spray bottles. It is eco-friendly and powered by nature. Free of ammonia, chlorine and phosphate, it is a cleaner you can trust on your finest furniture. Tough & Tender is great for cleaning countertops, cabinets, walls, appliances, and even light fixtures.

Tough and Tender All Purpose Cleaner

Simplify Cleaning
We would love to help make your cleaning faster and easier. Carry your cleaning supplies in our custom-built crate, and you can feel good about using the same professional strength, quality products that we use here in our showroom.To make your solid wood cleaning easier, we've gathered our favorite items into our Professional Heirloom Furniture Cleaning Kit.

For more details, read our blog post: Top 10 Tips for Cleaning Solid Wood Furniture.

Countryside's Professional Heirloom Furniture Care Kit