How to care for your laminated furniture

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Regular Cleaning:
- For everyday cleaning, wipe the surface with a damp cloth or sponge. You may use a mild soap or detergent. Wipe completely dry with a soft rag using a straight line motion.
- Furniture polish can also help to hide fine scratches in the surface. Be sure to completely wipe the polish from the laminate surface. The oils in the polish cannot penetrate the laminate and any residual polish could subject the users hands and clothing to stains.

- Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild soap or detergent and a soft bristled brush. Repeat as necessary.
- If a stain persists, use a paste of baking soda and water applied with a soft bristle brush. Light scrubbing for 10 to 20 strokes should remove most stains. Although baking soda is a low abrasive, excessive scrubbing or exerting too much force could damage the decorative surface, especially if it has a gloss finish.
- Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Apply the bleach or nail polish remover to the stain and let stand no longer than two minutes. Wipe thoroughly with slightly wet sponge and wipe dry. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the color of the laminate has not been affected.

WARNING: Prolonged exposure of the laminate surface with bleach will cause discoloration.
                     Do not allow any liquid or water to enter the sides where the edge banding is glued. If any

                     liquid seeps into the sides this will cause the surface to bloat after some time
- Always wipe dry  laminate surfaces after cleaning! If a small amount of cleaning solution remains on the surface, moisture can reactivate it and result in permanently etched scars.

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