How To Care For And Clean Painted Furniture

How To Care For And Clean Painted Furniture

 You’ve just painted your furniture or bought a painted piece from myself or another furniture artist and you need to know how to look after it and how to clean it?! Below is the advice I give to all of my clients on how to clean and care for painted furniture! 👇🏻

Painted furniture usually takes 21 days to cure, (give or take depending on paint brand) which means fully harden and to be at its most durable, so try to refrain from placing anything on your painted furniture in this time to avoid marking it. I also recommend leaving doors and drawers ajar to prevent them from sticking shut during this curing period.

Occasional spillages will not damage your painted furniture, however all spillages should be cleaned up promptly.
Avoid placing cups/glasses directly on your painted furniture, always try to use a coaster.
Be especially careful with alcohol/makeup/nail polish remover as this will stain your painted furniture.

Temperature changes can cause damage to painted or wooden furniture over time. If you can, ideally place your furniture somewhere that is less exposed to rapid temperature changes within your home.

In order to keep your painted furniture in the best condition I would advise to clean weekly, using a damp lint free cloth and dry thoroughly with a dry cloth. 
For painted furniture that has been sealed with wax you can apply a clear wax once or twice a year to maintain water resistance and shine. (I recommend ‘Rust Oleum’ clear furniture wax). NOTE This only applies to furniture that has been waxed!

I recommend using felt backing pads for large items such as lamps and ornaments to avoid marking your furniture. I would also suggest to rotate them every so often to avoid them sticking and pulling off any paint from your furniture.

Make sure the area you intend to paint/touch up is clean and dry. Using a small amount of paint on your brush, touch up the necessary area and allow it to dry for at least four hours before applying a second coat.
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Have any tips of your own you would like to share or perhaps a question for me? You can leave them in the comment section below and I will get back to you! Thanks so much for reading
Stacey x
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