Conversion Varnish is the most commonly used finish used in the high-end furniture market. When properly applied and cared for, the beauty of your furniture’s finish will be enjoyed for many generations. Conversion Varnish has excellent resistance to foods, beverages and common household chemicals. However to maintain the beautiful appearance of your furniture, a few care guidelines must be followed.
• Excessive waxing can cause moisture from a beverage can or glass to leave a milky white ring on the surface.
• Do not use cleaners containing bleach.
• Avoid cleaners with abrasives, they may scratch the finish.
• Do not allow cleaners containing ammonia to come in contact with your furniture’s finish. Ammonia may turn oak black and painted pieces yellow.
• Dyes and inks may discolor the finish. The ink and dyes from newsprint and plastic bags may penetrate into the finish when moist.
• Conversion Varnish offers a very hard mar resistant surface, but like any finish, it may still be scratched or damaged if not cared for properly.
It should be noted that your new Conversion Varnish finish does not achieve its maximum performance properties for at least 30 days from the time it was finished. This is based on maintaining a temperature of at least 70 degrees.
Generally a soft damp cloth followed by a dry cloth will be all you need to clean the finish. If a cleaner is required, use only a very mild soap and wipe dry. A high quality furniture polish may be used occasionally. Apply polish with a soft cloth following manufacturer’s instructions.
Follow these steps and you will be assured that your finished piece will continue to look good for many years to come.
CLEANING: Fingerprints, cooking residues, tobacco smoke, etc. will accumulate on any finished surface. They will not damage the finish, but should be removed occasionally to restore the finish to its original state. Wipe the finish with a damp cloth using a non-wax polish or mild soap.
DUST REMOVAL: Dust build-up is simply airborne particles of dust collecting on the finish. If not properly removed, this build-up may dull or even scratch the finish. Simply wipe the finish with a clothdampened with a mild detergent or polish.
SPILLS: Your finish is resistant to most household spills. If a spill should occur, it should be wiped up immediately to avoid any potential damage.
EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE: Heat, high humidity, direct sunlight or liquids can damage both the finish and the wood. Take care to avoid these conditions.
Cedar Ridge Furniture warrants its furniture products by providing a 10 year limited warranty to the original purchaser. Should any of our furniture products fail due to defects in material or
workmanship under normal use within this period, Cedar Ridge
Furniture will at its own discretion, repair or replace the defective part. This warranty is not transferable.
This warranty does not cover products which are misused, abused, mishandled, improperly installed, improperly stored, changed, modified, or are subject to extreme temperatures or extreme moisture levels. This warranty is not valid for products used for any purpose other than the purpose for which they were originally intended.
This warranty does not cover the cost of installation, removal, subsequent damage, or transportation of the defective product regardless of whether work was performed by a contractor, service company or yourself. Variations in color and grain patterns are a natural characteristic of wood. Color changes may occur as a result of aging, exposure to light heat, and other natural and chemical elements. Color variations and changes are not covered by this warranty.
To submit a claim under this warranty, contact the nearest Cedar Ridge furniture dealer, or send a letter explaining the defect, with a dated sales receipt as proof of purchase to:
Attn: Claims Department
Cedar Ridge Furniture, 112 Maxwell Hill Rd. Morgantown, PA 19543