Furniture Aftercare

Finding the perfect piece of furniture is a difficult task but when you add needing the right colour it gets more complicated! Our solid pine furniture is available to be polished or painted in a range of finishes, all this work is carried out by our expert team within our state of the art polishing department.

Finding the perfect piece of furniture is a difficult task but when you add needing the right finish it gets more complicated! Our solid pine furniture is available to buy waxed, abbeywaxed or lacquered. All this work is carried out by our expert team within our state of the art polishing department. This process can be seen in the video above, a description of each of the finishes is detailed below. All these pieces are also available in unfinished pine, known as in the white or ITW, for you to complete in your own style and finish, please call one of Our Stores to find out more.

In the white (Raw Wood)

Standard finish of wax, abbeywax and lacquer.

In the White - ITW Unfinished

In the White - All our pine furniture can be bought as unfinished timber. We refer to this as 'in the white' or ITW. For more information on how to finish your furniture in your own style read our guide to Creating Your Style of Furniture.

Wood Grain Finishes

Wax – The traditional way of finishing pine furniture, the wax finish adds a subtle colour to the soft pine. With this change you get a gentle enhancement of the natural grain of the furniture. Gentle care is needed with this finish and an occasional top up of wax. For more on looking after your furniture see our ‘Aftercare of Your Furniture’ page.

 Abbeywax - Enhance the look of your pine furniture with the Abbeywax finish. Designed to give your furniture a deep lustre and augment the grain this finish makes any piece stand out while keeping the classic feel of pine furniture. The Abbeywax finish is similar to the Wax but gives the grain a deeper colouring the same aftercare is required.

 Lacquer - A simple finish to your pine furniture. The Lacquer finish keeps the colour and grain of the wood while adding a hard wearing and resilient protective layer. The Lacquer finish is easy to wipe down and remove any spillages making it ideal for a house full of young children.

Now you have invested in your new furniture range it is important to give it a little tender loving care by following the list of care instructions below:

  • Clean with a reliable non-silicone furniture polish - except on our waxed pine furniture - see bleow.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Avoid placing your furniture near a heat source or air conditioning vent.
  • Do not leave rubber or plastic materials on wood surfaces.
  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • Avoid hot dishes (use a protective mat), harsh solvents (nail polish remover, alcohol) and abrasives.

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Lacquer creates a barrier over the wood so refreshing the finish is not required.

Simply dust as normal using the correct proprietary cleaner ( Please read the manufacturers instructions ). Clear wax can be used to give your furniture that special treatment.

If you spill on the furniture wipe off immediately and treat the surface right away. To help reduce the appearance of the stain, apply fresh coat of wax as previously directed.

DO NOT apply additional pressure on the stained area as this will NOT remove the stain but rub off the wood stain below.

Again using the wool, load the wire wool with plenty of wax and wipe on in the direction of the wood grain.

Wipe any excess with dry lint free cloth or brush. Allow to dry for 10 to 15 minutes then buff up with a fresh piece of very fine wire wool and then finish with a piece of soft cloth.

Using very fine wire wool, lightly rub the furniture in the direction of the grain of the timber, more attention may be required on flat areas that get more use.

This will remove any everyday grime and debris that builds up on the surface of your furniture even in the tidiest of homes.

DO NOT use polish and a cloth to remove dust and grime.

To ensure your beautiful furniture is looking it’s best at all times a quick fresh coating of wax, ideally every 6 to 8 weeks, is all that is required.

This may sound daunting but just follow these simple step by step guidelines using the correct proprietary products. You will realise how easy it really is.