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Maintaining Fronts in lacquered veneer

A guide to maintaining your lacquered veneer fronts

Lacquered veneer is found in the collections PROFILE, UNIT, DEGREE, PLAIN, SHAKER and COLUMN. It's a great finish, as it's close to maintenance-free. 

The clear lacquer is a gloss 10, leaving them with a matte finish, while still being easy to clean. It will seal the surface, however, it may not prevent potential colour changes over time as the fronts age. So over time, the colour of the natural oak veneer will darken and the dark oak may lighten due to UV exposure.

We advise being mindful of denting and scratching the fronts and panels, as this may result in scratching the lacquer off. If lacquer is scraped off, it is irreversible.

Cleaning should be done with a soft cloth wrung in warm water with a mild detergent. Remember to finish by wiping off with a dry soft cloth.

Although very resistant, the lacquered surface should never be treated with products containing abrasive substances, macro-abrasive sponges or unsuitable materials such as sandpaper or steel wool. Strongly acidic or alkaline products should be avoided as they can stain the surface. Bleach and heavily-chlorinated products should be avoided because they can degrade the surface. Furniture polishes or wax-based cleaners are not recommended as they tend to form a sticky layer on the surface that's prone to attracting and trapping dirt.