How to clean lacquered furniture without damaging it?

Appreciated for their modern look that blends in perfectly with most decors, lacquered furniture is timeless. However, if you want it to keep its shine for years, it is important to maintain it properly.
Even though lacquered furniture is quite durable, you must be careful: some household products can damage the lacquer, and considerably dull the appearance of your furniture. How can you clean lacquered furniture without damaging it? By using the right products, and by being gentle.

Cleaning lacquered furniture: the first precautions

The first thing to know is that lacquer is a rather delicate material , sensitive to humidity and heat. Whether it is a living room furniture or your dining table Whether it's your furniture or your house, you'll need to pay special attention to what you use to clean your lacquered furniture.
First of all, read carefully and follow your furniture's care instructions, if possible: not all lacquered furniture requires the same precautions when cleaning. Otherwise, you can always contact your furniture store to know the procedure to follow. In any case, be sure to use soft cleaners and cloths, and be as gentle as possible when washing.
Finally, remember that it is best to apply the cleaning product you will be using to a small area of the furniture before applying it all over, to ensure that the product is safe for the furniture.

Cleaning lacquered furniture without damaging it: what cleaning products should I use?

Whenever possible, avoid abrasive chemical products, which can damage the lacquer of your furniture. For maintenance cleaning, we recommend using a soft microfiber cloth soaked in warm water. Wring it out, then add a few drops of white vinegar. Simply wash your furniture in circular motions, then dry it with a cloth, and you're done!

For more stubborn stains

You are unable to remove a stain by following the instructions above? Rest assured, you will be able to get rid of it without damaging the furniture by using a cloth soaked in linseed oil turpentine and flour. By gently rubbing the stain, you should be able to remove it without damaging the lacquer.

How to avoid damaging your lacquered furniture?

The lacquer of your furniture is particularly vulnerable when exposed to water and heat. That's why we recommend that you avoid placing hot or very humid objects directly on the surface of the furniture; use a coaster or placemat if necessary.

For more tips on furniture care, contact our team!

At Casavogue, we want to make sure that you can enjoy the beauty of your furniture for the entirety of its life. That's why our team our team is always ready to advise you on the best steps to take in terms of furniture maintenance. Discover the tips for the couch cleaning.
Do not hesitate to contact us contact us if you need advice, or come see us in store if you need new quality furniture: in both cases, we will be happy to help you!


Bonjour Martine,

Merci de nous avoir écrit. Avez-vous pu trouver, à travers cet article des astuces et conseils pour nettoyer votre meuble noir? Nous vous partageons quelques points importants pour justement entretenir des meubles laqués. Si après ça, vous ne parvenez pas à le nettoyer correctement, vous pouvez prendre contact avec votre vendeur Casavogue.

Bonne journée
L’équipe de Casavogue

Casavogue May 14, 2024

Bonjour , je veux nettoyer mon meublede chine qui est noir avec des sujets en laque merci de m aider

LEFEVRE Martine April 23, 2024

Hello Mora,
sometimes the utensils used to apply the protective layer, such as brushes, can give the impression that these are traces of rubbing, when in fact they are simply the traces left by the brush when applying the product. You can continue cleaning with a microfiber cloth and lukewarm water, and your table will be well protected.

Casavogue December 22, 2023

I don’t have a stain my problem is that the protective coating that they applied to the wood looks like it has smear marks on it I tried cleaning with microfiber cloth soaked in warm water & a little vinegar but that doesn’t do anything – this is fine expensive furniture & im just not sure how to proceed??

Mora December 21, 2023

Bonjour Chrystelle,

Merci pour votre message. Tout d’abord vous pouvez prendre un chiffon humide avec de l’eau claire et frotter doucement sur les traces blanches laissées par la lingette.
En ce qui concerne la couleur, si l’endroit endommagé ne retrouve pas sa teinte d’origine, vous pouvez nous appeler directement et nous pourrons voir comment vous aider.

L’équipe de Casavogue

Casavogue team August 04, 2023

Bonjour j’ai viens d’avoir un meuble tc marron foncé mais pas vernis…j’ai fait une bêtise pour le nettoyer avec une lingette ménagère…mais en séchant sa ma fait des traces blanche plus trop de teinte marron foncer comment faire pour plus avoir de trace …on dirait que la teinte est un peu parti … j’ai besoin d’aide cdlt

Chrystelle July 28, 2023

Hi Maggio,

Start by cleaning the surface with a soft, damp cloth, avoid using harsh chemicals as they can further damage the finish. If the surface is still discolored, you can try applying a light coat of baby oil or mineral oil to the discolored area. Leave it on for a few hours, then wipe off the excess with a soft, clean cloth. However, it is important to test this method on a small, inconspicuous area first to avoid further damage to the finish.
If the above methods do not work, it may be necessary to lightly sand the discolored area with very fine sandpaper. This will help remove the discolored layer and reveal the original color of the lacquered furniture. After sanding, thoroughly clean the surface with a soft, damp cloth to remove sanding residue.

Casavogue team

Casavogue April 04, 2023

Thank you

MAGGIO April 03, 2023

tv console as discolored from sun. Furniture was white/grayish and is now a bleached tan with yellow. Any suggestions to clean lacquered finish.

MAGGIO April 03, 2023

Thank u for your help… going to try your recommendation.

Appleby February 01, 2023

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