The Gloss Goss – 7 Top Tips for looking after your Gloss Table…

The Gloss Goss – 7 Top Tips for looking after your Gloss Table…

So, imagine this: you have just taken delivery of your new Danetti furniture – it’s the white gloss dining table you’ve been waiting for! It’s looking brand new and shiny, just like it should – but how are you going to keep it looking this pristine? Our experts have answered some frequently asked questions on how to keep your white gloss furniture looking its best…

Should I use furniture polish to buff my gloss surface?

There is actually no need to use anything other than water and sometimes a very mild detergent with an e-cloth. Silicone based cleaners will leave a greasy film over the surface which will be almost impossible to remove. No need to use glass cleaners either… they are corrosive and will damage the tabletop. All you need to do is simply give it a very light wipe with an e-cloth - on this occasion, less really is more!

My table has a funny mark on it – I was thinking of using a very soft linen cloth to sort of rub it off, will that be okay?

Only if you are on a mission to rid your table of its lovely blemish free smooth gloss surface. You really only need to use a microfibre cloth or an e-cloth – promise!

My son often does his homework at the table – but it’s usually only pencil work – they can’t score the surface of the table, can they?

Never say never… I would say to always protect your table with a table protector when it’s being used for other purposes to reduce the risk of indentation and scoring the surface with sharp objects.

What can I do if my table gets chipped – should I just use something like white paint or tippex to cover it up? 

It is unlikely that will happen – it takes quite a lot of strength and determination to chip our tables, so hopefully this is not something you need to ever worry about. I have heard on the gloss grapevine that some people have had certain success with a white gloss chip/scratch car paint repair pen. Apparently it needs a very light touch – but we do not recommend any specific product.

At mealtimes, I sometimes use oven to table ware – is my High Gloss table heat resistant?

Well, like most tabletops, hot items should always be placed on a trivet or heat proof mat otherwise you can scorch your table and cause irreparable damage. There are some lovely trivets and chopping boards around that will protect your table whilst adding character to your dining setting.

My toddler spilt some of his drink at lunchtime – but it is only water, so it’s okay to leave it till I clear away the dishes isn’t it? It’s only a small amount?

Even though it’s only water, it’s best to wipe it up immediately with an absorbent microfibre cloth. In fact, it is best to avoid anything drying on the surface or you will be left with water streaks, but these can be buffed away with an e-cloth but it is safer to just act quickly.

Can I put my plates, glasses and vases directly onto the tabletop?

Yes you can but remember this is a high gloss product and whilst it is durable and hard wearing, to protect the paint finish and help it keep its good looks for longer, we would always recommend using placemats and coasters.

Do I need to invest in specialist cleaning product and where do I get them from?

High Gloss maintenance is easy peasy and requires little more than common sense so panic not! Check out our checklist below:

What you need:

  1. A feather duster
  2. Pack of soft microfibre cloths
  3. Spray bottle filled with clean water and very mild detergent,
  4. Glass and polishing e-cloth

When to use them:

  • Daily basis: remove surface dust with a quick dust
  • Messy days: Buff away fingers prints with an e-cloth and a little spray of water if necessary (onto the cloth not the table) then buff dry with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Action stations: For liquid spills, wipe up immediately – if it’s a sticky spill use clean water and a very mild detergent and wipe with an e-cloth, never leave water to air dry.

THE BIG NO-NO!: Don’t use chemical based cleaners – just pure water and an e-cloth.

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