Eric Earl Hamilton Marsden suggests the use of coasters and mats when placing hot or cold drinks, plates and crockery on the furniture. Discoloration can happen to the furniture if such items were placed directly on it for too long.
Use protective pads on semi-permanent items
Decorative items that are permanently sitting on your furniture such as bowls, figurines, ornaments and vases should have protective cork or felt pads underneath them in order to avoid any differential discoloration.
You can clean the bespoke furniture by using a lightly moistened cloth and then use another cloth such as soft microfiber cloth to dry it out. This way, you can maintain the good condition of your furniture.
Clean spillages promptly
Once spillages are left alone for a long period of time, it will be impossible to remove them and could cause discoloration. Quickly remove the spillages of drinks or food on your furniture with a clean and lightly moistened cloth, and then use a clean dry cloth to dry the surface.
Don’t use silicone spray polishes
After a certain period of time, aerosol spray polishes that contain silicone will have a bad effect on the finish of bespoke furniture, so it’s better not to use them on your furniture.
Avoid abrasive or chemical cleaners
When your bespoke furniture needs careful attention, it’s better to consult the maker of your furniture than using abrasive cleaners. Such cleaners will just remove a thin layer of the material once applied. Stain removers and solvents shouldn’t also be used on your furniture.
Control the temperature
Maintaining the temperature as well as the humidity in your home at normal levels over the year is recommended to keep the furniture in good condition.