Cabinets should be dusted or vacuumed periodically depending on the amount of particulate matter that may have accumulated. Always dust with a polish moistened or damp cloth, as dry dusting may scratch the surface. It is a good practice to follow the grain of wood when dusting, wiping across tne grain could cause scratches to appear if the dust contains grit. Residues such as smoke, cooking vapors or body oils can be cleaned with a damp cloth with a small amount of furniture cleaner. Remember to use a clean soft cloth.
Cleaning of Sher-Wood and Ultra Cure UV Finishes
There are three basic types of furniture care products: Silicones, Waxes and Polishes.
Silicone cleaners offer a high degree of shine, the silicone seeps into even the highest quality finishes creating a barrier that will not accept stain or finish. This makes it virtually impossible to re-finish or touch up when it may be required.
All Sher-Wood catalyzed finishes are durable and hard enough that in most cases they do not require any wax. Waxes should actually be avoided because their regular use may result in build-up wax film on the surface. This build-up could actually attract dirt, smoke and other pollutants in the air, resulting in smudges and streaks. Many waxes contain grit that may permanently damage the surface if used improperly.
Polishes would be the best choice for use. They contain detergents to clean the dirt, emulsifiers give it body to clean and last longer and mineral oils is left behind as a barrier for dirt and moisture while leaving no wax or silicone residue. When good maintenance procedures are followed the Sher-Wood finishes selected will beautify and protect for years to come.