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Care & Maintenance

wood diningHardwood Chair Maintenance: KEEP YOUR CHAIRS LOOKING NEW

Eustis Chair takes great pride in manufacturing hardwood chairs of the highest quality. We design chairs made to be used daily in an institutional setting. Because chairs are subject to normal wear and tear, it is important to conduct regular care and maintenance checks. The frequency of such checks depends greatly on the chair’s location. A regular program of inspection, cleaning, and repair can extend the service life of your Eustis Chair products.

Regular Inspection Checks

You inspect every chair for the following problems periodically:

  • Missing or broken glides
  • Large dings or splits that might catch on a user’s clothing
  • Tears in upholstery
  • Stains on upholstery or on the wood surfaces of the chair
  • Loosened screws on the seat 
  • Failed joints (very rare) or major split in the hardwood of the chair (also rare)





Cleaning Recommendations

We suggest you clean all of your Eustis Chairs regularly.

Cleaning wood surfaces: Use a liquid cleaner or a wax-polish combination for periodic cleaning. Mineral Spirits or Turpentine work well for stubborn stains. Avoid Acetone or similar strong solvents which can penetrate the Conversion Varnish of your hardwood chairs.

Cleaning fabric: Please note that all fabrics are a little different. You must a little research based on the fabric you choose. Use precaution when cleaning. We recommend testing any proposed cleaning method on a small portion before proceeding with the entire chair. Dirt and crumbs can be gently brushed or vacuumed off the surface of the fabric. Spills should generally be soaked up with an absorbent towel and wiped off immediately before the stain has time to set. Light liquid detergent is great for wiping spills off most vinyl upholstery, but be sure to wipe the surface with a damp cloth after cleaning.

Maintenance Recommendations

In conclusion, hardwood chair maintenance is easy. For minor scratches we recommend Olde English Scratch Cover, available at most hardware stores. There is one formula for dark woods and another for light woods. Deeper scratches may require either a colored marker or a wax crayon. We use touch-up products from Mohawk Finishing Products. The wax crayon works best for hiding smaller dings in the wood. If there are large dings that are hard to cover with the wax crayon, you will want to seek help from an experienced, local furniture repair specialist.