Preserve your fine furniture
Zimmerman Chair applies a quality catalyzed finish to all paint and /or stain wood finishes on all of the products. Each tabletop receives extra care and an extra coat of finish in the finish process to provide optimum durability throughout the years.
This finish has been tested to resist spills and stains from a wide variety of household chemicals, including water and household ammonia. These tests were performed with 24 hour contact and no affect on the finish. Hot liquids and objects should not contact the finish surface directly. Always use place mats, pads, and coasters to protect the finish on the tabletops. Heat, abrasion, and sharp objects can quickly damage the fine finish on your furniture.
Important – For the first 3 months of use, give extra care to protect your table from moisture and abrasion till the finish is fully cured. Do not use any furniture polish or furniture treatment on your tabletop for the initial 6 months of ownership.
You can clean your table anytime with a warm, soapy, damp cloth gently applied to the surface. After the catalyzed finish has reached its full potential of hardness at 6 months, the periodic use of high quality non-silicone and non-citrus furniture polish is recommended. Zimmerman Antiquity finishes are hand rubbed with a wax on top of the catalyzed finish. This finish can be cleaned with a damp, soapy cloth and then buffed with a soft, clean cloth to return it to full, clear sheen.
Solid wood is a natural fiber. Therefore it will shrink and swell with the seasons. Take care not to expose your heirloom furniture to the extremes in temperature and humidity. Season cracks may appear if humidity is not maintained at 30-40%. Do not expose directly to sunlight and heat sources. Tabletop joints between leaves will gap slightly in the center or edges depending on the humidity of the season.
Solid wood changes color over time under normal conditions of light exposure. Lighter finishes are the most vulnerable to this wood darkening, so move table decor around periodically so silhouettes do not appear on the tabletop. With proper care, your solid wood Heirloom will give you service and satisfaction for years to come.