Cleanliness is something no restaurant should ever compromise on. A restaurant with old and dirty furniture can be very off-putting – sticky table tops and grimy chair legs leave the impression that the owner just does not care. No customer will ever enjoy eating on a table covered with grease stains. On the other hand, a sparkling clean restaurant furniture can make customers feel more comfortable and satisfied while dining, as well as more confident in the cleanliness standards of the kitchen (which they can’t see for themselves).
If you want to keep your restaurant furniture shiny and clean, a good commercial furniture polish is something you should use at least once a month. The benefits of polishing wooden furniture are numerous. Polishing helps extend the life of the furniture by producing a small amount of slipperiness that reduces the risk of scratches. A quality polish can also prevent dust from building up and stains from seeping into the pores of the wood. And not to mention the crisp clean and sparkling look the furniture gets right after you polish it.
When deciding what polish is good for your furniture or other wooden objects, it’s important to check its ingredients. Some ingredients can not only be harmful to the furniture, but they can also be bad for you and your guests, once they’ve been released in the air. Like for instance, petro-chemicals and tolulene (commonly found in aerosol furniture polishes) and gum turps (found in many beeswax polishes). These toxic ingredients can cause the furniture paint to wear off quickly and irritate the skin of people who come in contact with them. For that reason, make sure to avoid using them.
To preserve the longevity of your furniture, choose a polish that is suitable for the type of finish ot is treated with. In general, lemon oil commercial furniture polish works on all finishes, effectively removing stains and disguising scratches without damaging the surface. The only downside of it is that it takes a bit more force in order to shine the surface clean. On the other hand, silicone based polishes are easy to apply and buff off, but they also leave silicon residue which can cause problems if you ever want to refinish the furniture.
Before you apply polish to wooden furniture, it’s best to remove any excess polish or wax that might have built up from the previous time it was treated. Wipe the surface good with a dry cloth, and than use a tiny bit of wax remover. But first, make sure to test only a small area with the wax remover to make sure it won’t have any adverse effects on the furniture before you continue.