Care and Maintenance
ORG Home's melamine products are extremely durable and designed to last. They can be cleaned with most nonabrasive household cleaners.
If a damp moist cloth does not adequately clean an area, a non-detergent, nonabrasive household cleaner is recommended. For stubborn stains, use mineral spirits (such as Nature Sol).
Do not use cleaning products containing acetone, acetate or ethyl alcohol. Harsh solvents and/or abrasives such as turpentine may break down the material bonds and should be avoided. Ammonia cleaners should be diluted. Certain waxes may lead to discoloration and are not recommended.
Important Note: Apply solvents to a clean cloth and never directly to the product. Never leave a cloth moistened with solvents on a surface for any length of time.
If cleaning beyond routine dusting is required, clean the surface with a quality cleaner or flax soap formatted especially for use with wood furniture. Dilute in accordance with manufacturer's directions. Dampen but do not saturate a soft cloth with the diluted cleaning solution and wipe the surface, in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe surface clean with a soft, dry cloth.
Oils and ammonia should never be used on your wood furniture.
Quality spray wax may be applied sparingly twice a year. Excessive waxing may result in a sticky build-up.
Periodically, use mild soap and warm water to clean door/drawer knobs or pulls, thoroughly dry all hardware joints and surfaces and the surrounding with a clean, soft cloth. Care should be taken not to have cleaner come into contact with wood.
Important Note: Many brass and silver polishes contain harsh chemicals that can damage the hardware's surface. These polishes and cleaners are NOT recommended.
Protecting your wood product installation
- Use felt or leather or other pads on the bottom of equipment or accessories to help protect the finish against dents, scratches, moisture and hot and cold liquids.
- Lift objects when you move them, instead of pulling or pushing them across the surface, to avoid scratching the product.
- Avoid leaving vinyl binders or other products on wood surfaces for long periods.
- If you use a protective glass top, insert felt pads between the glass and the top of the product to create an air space and allow the wood to breathe.
- Avoid extreme temperatures and humidity. Maintain temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.