Tips for Preserving the Beauty of PU-Polished Furniture

Wooden furniture exudes timeless charm, and PU (polyurethane) polish is a popular choice to enhance its beauty and longevity. Yet, the journey doesn’t end with the purchase – proper aftercare is crucial for maintaining the allure of your investment.

This article gives us a detailed understanding of aftercare for PU-polished wood furniture. From understanding PU polish characteristics to adopting effective maintenance routines, we guide you through the steps to preserve your furniture’s lustre and charm.

Regular PU Polish Maintenance Routine

Here is a maintenance routine that you can follow for your wooden furniture.

  • Daily Dusting – Dust your furniture daily with a microfibre cloth and use gentle, even strokes to avoid scratching the surface. 
  • Weekly Wiping – Use a soft cloth with mild dish soap and warm water once a week and gently wipe down the entire furniture surface to remove any accumulated dirt. Dry the furniture thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Avoid Harsh Cleaners – Do not use harsh cleaners that can damage the polish. Stick to mild, pH-balanced cleaners suitable for surfaces coated with PU polish.

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Furniture with PU Finish


Here are a few tips for you to clean your furniture. 

  • Do not use abrasive materials such as scouring pads or harsh brushes; they can scratch the surface coated with PU polish. Stick to soft materials that won’t damage the finish
  • Use soft, colourfast cloth for cleaning instead of coloured or patterned cloth
  • Always choose a mild cleaner and avoid any cleaner that contains ammonia
  • Test the cleaner in a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage or discolouration to the newly polished wooden surface
  • Wipe up spills promptly with a soft, dry cloth to avoid liquids damaging the polish of the wood
  • Avoid excessive force while cleaning stains, exposing it to humidity, lifting or dragging heavy items on the surface, and also, do not place hot items or heating appliances on it

While PU provides long-lasting shine, an occasional touch-up can enhance its longevity. Use a suitable PU polish for wood and follow the instructions for application

Make Your Furniture Shine with ICA

The aftercare of your wooden furniture is essential for maintaining its beauty and longevity. Connect with us to learn more about ICA‘s extensive range of PU polish for wood and the available wood polish shade cards for your preferred colour of choice.

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