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7 December, 2011  


Maintenance and Care

Timber veneer surfaces are easy to keep clean using a damp cloth with a mild detergent. To remove stubborn stains use methylated spirits or ammonia. If in doubt about the suitability of a particular cleaner or detergent, check with its manufacturer. Silicone based products must be avoided.

Do not use acetone or trichloroethylene for cleaning purposes. Do not use abrasive cleaners, powders, scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper etc. These can damage the finish and make the surface susceptible to staining.

Accidental spills or over spray from harsh chemicals should be wiped off immediately, and the affected surface must be cleaned thoroughly with a damp cloth. Examples of harsh chemicals include; drain cleaners, rust removers, coffee pot cleaners, metal cleaners, ceramic cook-top cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, chlorine bleach, oven cleaners and bathroom cleaners.

Exposure to Water and Sunlight

Natural wood products, including Natural and Designed Timber Veneer will react to direct and indirect light. Therefore, a change of the surface colour and appearance over time is a natural characteristic, not a defect. Additionally, heat and humidity will interact with light to accelerate the ageing process.

If exposed to direct and strong light, timber veneer products may undergo sudden and irregular changes from the original colour.

As little as an hour’s exposure to sunlight may change the colour of timber veneer. Water will also stain face veneers if allowed to ‘pool’ on the surface.