China experiences a very high humidity rate most of the year. It is also characterized by periodic dry spells, which can be problematic for wooden items. The ideal humidity level for furniture is between 30-50% and a temperature of 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to keep furniture out of direct sunlight as this will dry out the furniture and can cause the finish to fade. A dry or slightly damp cloth will work well to clean your furniture.
Do not use spray polish, silicon waxes, or lemon oil of any kind on furniture as it will dull the finish. Usually a high quality wax (we recommend Kiwi Wax) will work well in maintaining a good luster and will help seal the wood against potential stains.
Application: Apply a thin film of wax to the surface, working a small area at one time. Always rub in the same direction as the grain, then buff with a soft, dry cloth. Any changes in the wood structure will only add character and not affect the integrity of the furniture.
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