When our furniture has been used as intended and cared for as recommended, we are confident it will add beauty, grace, and value for generations. Each piece of Thos. Moser furniture is delivered with a card that includes basic care instructions. If you would like help learning how to care for your piece, contact our Customer Service department, they will be happy to assist you.
CARING FOR OIL & WAX
Follow these recommended practices to keep your oil and wax furniture looking beautiful for years to come.
Protecting the Finish:
To keep our furniture clean, simply dust regularly with a soft dry cotton cloth. Re-waxing is recommended when furniture begins to look dry. Heavily used surfaces such as chair arms and tabletops will require wax more often than legs, chair seats, and case pieces.
Developing the Richest Patina:
During the first 6-12 months the patina on your furniture will darken very quickly. Daylight and air naturally color the wood with subtlety. To ensure the most even coloring, objects left on tabletops and case pieces should be moved or rotated frequently during this initial time period.
When to Re-wax:
The wax finish on your furniture is the woods protection against elements that can harm it. The frequency of waxing will depend on the amount and type of use your furniture receives. Re-waxing your furniture when it looks or feels dry is considered good preventative care.
When to Re-Oil:
Re-oiling your furniture should not be necessary except in cases of poor humidification when the wood is very dry, or because of excessive use and cleaning. Re-oiling is recommended when wood looks bleached, dried, or yellowed in appearance. Keeping the furniture properly waxed will reduce the need for re-oiling.
CARING FOR OIL & LACQUER & CONVERSION VARNISH
Please follow the recommended practices below to care for your Oil & Lacquer or Oil & Conversion Varnish finished pieces.
Protecting and Cleaning:
Simply dust regularly with a soft dry cloth. When necessary, wipe down with a slightly damp soft dry cloth.
Removal of Stains, Gouges, and Dents:
We suggest you contact us or use a professional finisher for repairs of this type.
- Soaps/Abrasive Cleaners/Alkaline products
- Furniture polish
- Ammonia water
- Essential Oil cleaners
Our guarantee covers repairs due to workmanship or materials. To inquire about a repair, please fill out our Service Request form. For additional care tips contact our Customer Service department.