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Hyde Park Home

The type of finish on the wood, not the type of wood, determines how to care for your custom furniture. It is important to know which finish is on your wood furniture. To protect the quality of the wood, always avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and extreme temperature and humidity.

CARING FOR A STAINED FINISH

Hyde Park Home finishes all stained furniture with lacquer. Lacquer is hard and glossy but it can also be dented or chipped. Avoid hard blows and avoid use of water. Lacquers can be affected by some solvents, so test every product first on an inconspicuous area.

Dust with a soft, dry cloth. Never use oiled or treated cloths on a lacquer finish. To remove fingerprints and smudges, wipe with a damp (not wet) cloth, followed at once by gently rubbing with a dry cloth. Protect with liquid wax or polish to maintain gloss.

CARING FOR A PAINTED FINISH

Hyde Park Home painted finishes require regular dusting with a damp (not wet) soft cloth. If the finish is very soiled, wash with a solution of mild, non-abrasive detergent and warm water. Work on a small section at a time, then rinse with clean water and dry the surface completely.

Waxes and polishes are not needed. If waxes are used, use a white creamy type to avoid discoloration. Never use oil or polish containing oil. Hand rubbing any polish can damage painted decoration or trim.