Furniture Care

I take great care to ensure that your furniture purchase (either yours or mine) is prepped, painted and finished properly.

I prime all pieces with ZINSSER BIN Shellac Base primer which blocks bleed-through of wood tannins.

I use high quality paints and stains and seal them with VARATHANE Crystal Clear Polyurethane Topcoat for durability.

That being said, the finish will need to cure properly before normal use. This cure time can vary from 20 to 30 DAYS so I always say 30 days (4 weeks) just to be safe. 


After 48 hours, your furniture can be used lightly. This is usually the timeframe that you are picking up your furniture so I highly suggest that you bring blankets at pickup and that you have enough to wrap the pieces if you have more than one piece. This ensures that they will not hit each other on the way home which can cause scratches and chips.

You will also need to be careful when securing your furniture inside your vehicle. When using ropes or straps, please make sure there is enough protection that the ropes or straps do not touch the furniture finish.

If you need to make two trips, please schedule additional time so that I can be at the shop for an extended period. I'm very flexible on my scheduling so that you and your furniture are not stressed when it's time to go home.

I cannot be held responsible for any damage that happens once you start loading your furniture into your vehicle and all sales are final.

If you do have something scratched or chipped, please let me know, and I can either give you some extra paint for touchups (in-house stock whites) or let you know what color was used and where to purchase (custom order paint colors).

Care and Cleaning

Once your furniture has arrived at your home, please be very gentle. 

Use felt backing to prevent home decor and other items from scratching the wood or painted surfaces.

Avoid placing heavy objects on it and always avoid the use of furniture polishes, dusting sprays or oil soaps.

I recommend a damp microfiber cloth for cleaning stains and a dry microfiber cloth for regular dusting.

Water Spills

If you happen to spill water or other liquids on your furniture, wipe up immediately to prevent permanent damage. Your pieces are water "resistant" but not waterproof, so I recommend using coasters at all times to protect the surface.  

Heat Damage

Heat will damage the painted or stained furniture surface especially tabletops. Please do not set hot items directly on surfaces (casserole dishes, pots, pans etc..) Use a hot plate or trivet to prevent damage.

A tablecloth is not enough to prevent heat damage and may leave white marks on the finish that can only be fixed by sanding the whole surface and painting/staining over. 

These are some of the most important steps to take to care for your furniture properly.

If you have any questions or concerns about caring for you furniture in the future or have an issue, please let me know and I'll be glad to help.