Grime to Shine

Conversion Varnish is the most commonly used finish in the high-end furniture and cabinetry market. Proper care and maintenance of your finish will help to enhance the appearance long into the life span of your cabinetry. Conversion Varnish has excellent resistance to foods, beverages and common household chemicals. However to maintain the beautiful appearance of your furniture, a few care guidelines must be followed.

Generally a soft damp cloth followed by a dry cloth will be all you need to clean the finish. If a cleanser is required, use only a very mild soap and wipe dry. A high quality furniture polish (wax free) may be used occasionally. Apply polish with a soft cloth following manufacturer’s instructions.

Follow these steps and you will be assured that your finished piece will continue to look good for many years to come.

CLEANING: Fingerprints, cooking residues, tobacco smoke, dust build-up, etc. will accumulate on any finished surface. They should be removed occasionally to restore the finish to its original state. Wipe the finish with a damp cloth using a non-wax polish or mild soap. Never apply a soaking wet cloth to your cabinets to avoid any potential damage to the joints of your doors or drawer fronts.

SPILLS: Your finish is resistant to most household spills. If a spill should occur, it should be wiped up immediately on both inside and outside of your doors and drawers to avoid any potential damage to the finish and/or joints of your doors or drawers.

EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE: Heat, high humidity, direct sunlight or liquids can damage the finish and the wood. Take care to avoid these conditions.

THERMOFOIL: The same cleaning and maintenance apply to the foil finish. Often marks or mars can be removed by lightly rubbing a pencil eraser to the area affected.

THINGS TO AVOID: Products including wax, bleach, citrus products, cleansers with abrasives, ammonia, dyes or inks (includes newspapers or plastic bags).

It should be noted that your new Conversion Varnish finish does not achieve its maximum performance properties for at least 30 days from the time it was finished. This is based on maintaining a temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thank you for choosing Tru Cabinetry.

Tru Cleaning & Care Guide

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