The bathroom can be one of the harshest and most unforgiving places for wood furniture.We have sealed and finished the vanity and backsplash but care and maintenance is imperative.The key point to remember is that any finish can be taken off.Thus, the use of harsh chemicals, abrasive cleansers, scouring pads and the like can remove the finish leaving your items exposed to the elements.
For dusting, use a soft treated cloth or a feather or lamb’s wool duster.For further cleaning, you can use warm water with a mild dish soap.Do not soak the wood but gently wipe using a soft cloth.Once clean, wipe off any residual moisture with a damp cloth.
After a good cleaning, the best way to protect the finish is to use a good-quality soft paste wax. Apply a thin coat as directed on the label. Wait five minutes and buff lightly with a soft (shoe) brush or cloth. Wait another 30 to 60 minutes and buff/brush again with a bit more vigor. You'll see a beautiful shine return to the finish that will last for many months.Wood isn't hungry! You cannot feed furniture. No matter what the advertising says, wood cannot be fed or nourished or enriched with polishes or oils. Once it has a protective finish over it for beauty and protection, the wood is sealed. Polishes and oils will not penetrate it.