Good lacquerware is not only functional but also has great visual appeal. Because the product is generally applied with several coats of lacquer paint, it is durable and resistant to water. The lacquerware can serve you for a long time but only when they are well taken care of.
It is important to clean your lacquerware regularly when you see dirt and fingerprints start appearing on its surface. Your lacquer product might lose its glossy finish and sheen sooner than expected if neglected. Polishing and cleaning using inappropriate methods can end up causing damage to the coating thus please pay attention to the following methods. We use our lacquer wine bottle holder as an example, but these methods can be applied to your other lacquer products as well.
We recommend using soft cloth or microfiber cloth when wiping your wine holder. The microfiber cloth will prevent causing micro scratches to the lacquer surface. Normally, you only need to use the dry soft cloth to clean your lacquerware.
However, if for some reason you need to use the wet cleaning method, always opt for a mix of mild detergent and water or just regular water. Simply wet the soft cloth and wring out the water thoroughly because water spots can damage the glossy finish. Wipe a section of your bottle holder with the moist cloth in a straight stroke and instantly use the dry soft cloth to wipe the excess water. The simultaneous use of dry and damp cloth will help remove the dirt and dust as well as the moisture that may have appeared from using the slightly wet cloth.
In addition to the methods above, there are a few other things that you should restrain from using. Commercial cleaners, abrasive cloth and metal utensils should be strictly avoided. Like glass or porcelain, lacquered wood items should not be handled roughly. Cleaning lacquerware should be done delicately.
When storing, keep your lacquer wine holder in dry and cool place, away from any moisture. It is afterall a wood product and wood generally doesn’t do well in moist condition. Avoid stacking your lacquer product one over the other without any padding or protection. Definitely do not throw your other dining and kitchen utensils in the same box where you store your lacquerware. Direct exposure to sunlight might reduce the gloss and color of the lacquer finish. You can cover your lacquer bottle holder with the same dry soft cloth or microfiber cloth that you use to wipe it. This way it will also prevent dust from accumulating when you are not using it. On this post, we are using the MagicFiber cloth which you easily get from Amazon. It is almost like the cloth that you normally use for eyeglasses, except the MagicFiber material is finer and the size is much larger. However, if this is not for you, other type of microfiber cloth should work as well.
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