Care Guide 2017-04-26T11:35:52+00:00

Care Guide by Ely Farmhouse Furniture

Information

We are delighted that you have chosen to purchase one of our pieces of furniture. Whether it is a classically designed dining table or an elegant free standing cabinet, we are sure you will be delighted with your new purchase!

To get the best from this product please read the care details below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All furniture should be lifted and moved rather than dragged to prevent any damage to the product or the area in which you are using them.

Materials

Solid Pine or Oak.

All are made from solid Pine or Oak which is a renowned for its great strength and hardness and has been prized since the middle ages. You may experience snagging issues, such as minor cracking and movement of the timber; this is completely normal and is a result of this natural material stabilising in a normal home environment.

Finish

The Pine surfaces throughout the our range have been finished with a wax or lacquer finish.

Wax will protect the Pine surface against most spillages, including water, tea, coffee, fizzy drinks, vinegar, olive oil, milk, and lemon juice. We recommend that you wipe up spillages as soon as you discover them and strongly recommend the use of place mats and coasters when placing items on top of the cabinets.

If you need to repair your Pine panel for any reason or just simply want to maintain the durability of the finish, wax can be reapplied using the following method:

1. First lightly sand the area to be treated and ensure all dust is removed once finished.
2. Apply the wax with a cloth, then buff to finish.

If you need to repair your furniture for any reason or just simply want to refresh the finish, it can be repainted using the following method: (Please note: these instructions are provided in good faith but without warranty)

1. Before application please check for colour consistency.
2. Surface preparation – Remove any sharp edges or flaking paint with a fine sand paper; it is not necessary to sand down to bare wood, just sand enough to create a smooth finish. Vacuum or wipe away any debris and dust.
3. Filling – For damage where the surface of the paint is dented or cracked you will need to fill the area with wood filler. Follow the instructions shown on the filler with regards to application and drying times.
4. Paint preparation – Any filled areas will require sanding to ensure they are smooth and match the level of any surrounding paint work; It should feel seamless to the touch. Again, vacuum or wipe away any debris and dust.
5. Painting – water based eggshell paint can be applied directly onto exposed wood, filler and painted surfaces. Make sure the paint is fully mixed and stirred well before application. Apply two coats of paint in the direction of any existing brush strokes or the grain of the timber. We recommend painting an entire panel to ensure there is no noticeable colour variation in the case of reparation.
6. Cleaning – All brushes should be rinsed with tap water to clean.

Paint finish

The finish is water based acrylic eggshell paint which offers a great flexibility for changing the colour or simply maintaining the finish. The furniture can be repainted at any time using the method described below and the paint can be directly applied with no need for stripping down.

Maintenance Paint

The painted finish offers great resilience and is easy to repair, should an accident happen. In use, most marks can be wiped off the surface due to the type of paint used.
Also as described above you can refresh your furniture by repainting.

Now all you need to do is sit back and allow your new furniture to become an integral part of your home and lifestyle. We hope you enjoy your furniture as much as we did designing and making it!

PS. We would love to hear your comments. E-mail us now at elyfarmhousefurniture@gmail.com