Furniture Maintenance


Sharp clothing articles such as belt buckles and zippers will damage your furniture if they rub against it.  Be especially careful when getting close to the crib or dresser to avoid damaging your furniture.


When using a vinyl changing pad with your furniture, use a protective cloth under the changing pad to protect from scratching and damaging the finish. The changing pad belts can also scratch the finish if placed under the pad.  Do not use any type of synthetic fabric or non-skid fabric because they damage the finish.


Be careful not to place plastic materials (lamp bases, teethers, match box cars, pacifiers, toys) on your furniture.  Certain plastics have ingredients that may damage the finish.


Wipe up spills promptly. Water left over a prolonged period of time will cause white spots in the finish. Alcohol, perfume and medicines can also cause severe damage. Beware of urine spills on furniture as this may cause discoloration.


Use caution when using a vaporizer or humidifier.  Moisture is harmful to the finish.  The vapor stream should be aimed away from
any furniture item.


Keep wood away from heat and air conditioning sources or vents. These directly effect the moisture content of the wood and causes the wood to split and warp.


Rotate furniture and pieces that sit on the furniture that are exposed to the sun to prevent discoloration. Direct sunlight can cause heat damage.


Do not leave newspapers and magazines sitting on wood as the inks can bleed onto the finish and into the wood.


When placing and retrieving items, always set them down and pick them up. Do not slide them.

 


DO NOT REMOVE WARNING OR CAUTION STICKERS FROM CRIBS OR CASEGOODS! 

The Warning and Caution stickers are federally mandated and are not designed to be removed. Removal of stickers will damage the finish.






PAINTED FINISHES


In order to meet your expectations, we would like to let you know about our experience with white & painted finishes.  Please keep in mind that furniture with painted finishes will accentuate and highlight imperfections in the wood.  This will occur in all brands and is considered normal.  You may notice that joints will be highlighted along with differences in the grain of the wood.  Paint may not fully “fill in” at joints or along decorative trim.  Knots in the wood will be accentuated or may “bleed through” over time.   Also, exposure to temperature and humidity fluctuations can cause the wood to expand and contract which can cause paints to crack.   White paint has a tendency to yellow over time from exposure to sun and cleaning products.  

Chipping, flaking or peeling of paint is normally not from defective paint, but from normal wear-and-tear or from moisture/humidity.   Typical wear is seen along edges of cribs and dressers.  It comes from the friction of clothing, zippers, buttons, etc against the furniture during normal use. This is not a defect and is not covered by any type of warranty.   

Splitting, discoloration, cracking, knots, chipping, etc are not covered by a warranty from the manufacturer or from Rock-A-Bye Baby Furniture.  

 

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