Caring for Your Furniture

Caring for Timber

Characteristics

Wood is a natural product and no two timber pieces will be identical. This is part of the pleasure of owning an original piece of furniture. Manufacturers have no control over natural features such as the appearance of knots or wood grain patterns. Stain colours and tones can also vary due to differences in timber and wood preparation. During the aging process lacquers can also yellow or deepen over time.

 

Protection and Cleaning

Finished timber furniture will be protected against common elements and normal handling by a lacquer coating. Irrespective of the quality of the finish, any coating will breakdown with prolong exposure or unusual abuse.

For regular cleaning, dust your furniture with a soft damp cloth. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight to prevent bleaching or discolouration. To avoid heat damage use heat resistant place mats under hot/cold food or beverages. Prevent moisture damage by immediately cleaning spillages with a soft, dry-to-slightly-moist damp cloth.

Kair Products

Kimberly James recommends and stocks a full range of Kair timber maintenance products. Kair polishes and waxes contain Certified Natural Organic Australian beeswax and refreshing vanilla & coffee bean fragrances. Their products use the latest, simple-to-apply-and-buff technology. The range is water repellent and suitable for both contemporary and antique furniture. The polishes and waxes in this range will add a beautiful lustre, shine and nourishing depth to any timber surface.

 

Kair Paste Wax

Kair paste wax is a special blend of natural organic bees wax and non-flammable, FDA approved, low irritant ingredients and fragrances. Kair furniture paste will fill your room with a delightful aroma when applied. All timber finishes are susceptible to a build-up of grime and dust. Kair FC paste wax can help by removing the appearance of unsightly scuffs and dirt while it protects your furniture’s finish.

 

Kair Spray Wax

Kair FC spray wax is a made from the same certified organic bees wax as found in the Kair paste wax range. Spray wax protects against stains, water spots, fading and cracking. The wax will leave a deep, rich lustre that brings out the natural beauty in wood. Ideal for carvings and those hard to reach areas that catch dust and grime.

 

Kair Scratch Mate Pen

This easy-to-use Kair Scratch Mate pen is ideal for touching-up minor furniture defects. Specially designed with a hardened, tapered tip as well as a sharper point for dent colouring, Scratch Mate provides superior control for dent colouring and straight edge work. Available in a range of colours that can be mixed and matched to suit most furniture shades.

Preserve and protect your timber furniture and it will retain a beautiful appearance for many years to come.

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