A downright handsome piece by Joel Dupras, sweeping with hand-glazed segments of natural wood. The Howard Desk with a glass top from Huppe balances fascinatingly between a discrete personality and
Lacquered Wood Care
Vacuum and/or dust with a soft, dry cloth; do not use oiled or treated cloths on waxed finishes. Some finishes can be wiped with a damp (not wet) cloth, followed at once by rubbing with a dry cloth, (test first in inconspicuous spot) to remove fingerprints and smudges. As you clean, and when you are using your furniture, be careful not to drag anything across the surface. If damage does occur, the good news is in most cases by professionally buffing, the surface may be restored to new again!
A solvent–based furniture cleaner can be used on most finishes (test first). Apply with soft cloth in one hand, and wipe at once with soft cloth in other hand, doing only a small area at a time. An oil soap may be satisfactory on some finishes but test first in an inconspicuous spot to be sure it is OK with finish. Protect with liquid wax or polish to maintain gloss. Avoid using glass cleaners and spray polishes on a polyester finish, which can actually dull the surface and make it look cloudy.
Lacquer is clear and durable and comes either matte or glossy but may be dented or chipped so avoid hard blows. Avoid use of water unless furniture label recommends it.
Products for Buffing
With frequent use, fine surface scratches can eventually develop, but these areas can be buffed back to a high gloss using a product designed to remove tiny scratches from fiberglass boats or plastic windows in convertible cards. Two sure products are Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze #17 Plastic Cleaner, and Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze #9 Swirl Remover, available from marine supply, auto–parts, or automotive paint supply stores. Mist a little on your cloth and wipe gently to clean and dust your furniture.
Author: Sklar Furnishings