Our Amish furniture is finished with three coats of a product known as modified conversion varnish. It has been formulated to be virtually hazard-free and pollutant-free. This premium grade of finish is tough and resistant to minor marring and abrasions as well as to the following household chemicals:
|Alcohol (100 proof)||24||none|
|Oil based paint||24||none|
|Red ink (Red ink is a dye)||1||none|
|Boiling water||5 min. trickle||none|
|Nail polish remover||left to evaporate||none|
|Heat||up to 230 degrees||none|
Many people believe that a real wood product is indestructible. This is far from the truth. All it takes is common sense and the ability to pick up the phone and call us if you have ANY questions. We are here to help even after the sale.
Avoid Dry Dusting and Wiping
Dust and other normally occurring materials in a house contain tiny abrasive particles, much like fine sandpaper. When removed with a dry cloth, they cause tiny scratches in wood finish. Over time these tiny scratches will result in a changed appearance to the finish. To avoid this, simply use a soft damp dusting cloth. The cloth should be dampened with any furniture polish that does not contain silicone. We recommend products like Endust or Guardsman. Pledge is not a product we recommend. While it will polish and shine, it also prevents the ability to refinish your furniture in the future because of the silicone it contains. ALWAYS REMEMBER if it does not say on the can “does not contain silicone”, then it probably has it and should be avoided. It is also recommended that you frequently refold the cloth to a clean side. A dirty cloth can redeposit dust on the finish.
Keep It Clean
All spills, regardless of what they are, should be wiped up as soon as they happen. Do not allow spills to harden or dry on the finish. This will make removing them that much more difficult and may cause damage to the finish or wood. If you do need to remove a dried spill, a clean cloth with warm soapy water is best.
Control the Environment
Your furniture responds to changes in temperature and humidity by expanding and contracting. Indoor humidity should be between 30-percent and 50-percent, and the temperature in the 60-degree to 80-degree range. Even with the proper settings, you still will notice a gap where the table halves or the leaves meet. Chances are that your table will fit tightly six months of the year and for the other six months there will be a gap. If the gap exceeds 3/16 of an inch year round, then you should contact us for repair. PLEASE don’t panic if this happens. It is a natural characteristic of real woods to do this.