Furniture Care

When our furniture has been used as intended and cared for as recommended, we are confident it will add beauty, grace, and value for generations. Each piece of Thos. Moser furniture is delivered with a card that includes basic care instructions. If you would like help learning how to care for your piece, contact our Customer Service department, they will be happy to assist you.

Caring for Oil & Wax

Follow these recommended practices to keep your oil and wax furniture looking beautiful for years to come.

Protecting the Finish:

To keep our furniture clean, simply dust regularly with a soft dry cotton cloth. Re-waxing is recommended when furniture begins to look dry. Heavily used surfaces such as chair arms and tabletops will require wax more often than legs, chair seats, and case pieces.

Developing the Richest Patina:

During the first 6-12 months the patina on your furniture will darken very quickly. Daylight and air naturally color the wood with subtlety. To ensure the most even coloring, objects left on tabletops and case pieces should be moved or rotated frequently during this initial time period.

When to Re-wax:

The wax finish on your furniture is the woods protection against elements that can harm it. The frequency of waxing will depend on the amount and type of use your furniture receives. Re-waxing your furniture when it looks or feels dry is considered good preventative care.

When to Re-Oil:

Re-oiling your furniture should not be necessary except in cases of poor humidification when the wood is very dry, or because of excessive use and cleaning. Re-oiling is recommended when wood looks bleached, dried, or yellowed in appearance. Keeping the furniture properly waxed will reduce the need for re-oiling.

Caring for Oil & Lacquer & Conversion Varnish

Please follow the recommended practices below to care for your Oil & Lacquer or Oil & Conversion Varnish finished pieces.

Protecting and Cleaning:

Simply dust regularly with a soft dry cloth. When necessary, wipe down with a slightly damp soft dry cloth.

Removal of Stains, Gouges, and Dents:

We suggest you contact us or use a professional finisher for repairs of this type.

Caring for Leather

Unique Characteristics of Leather

The inherent characteristics of natural leather make it a beautiful choice for upholstery, such as its glove-like feel, warmth, breathability, and unique charm. As a natural material, each piece of leather may vary from the next. The suppleness and fiber density can vary from piece to piece and hide to hide. Leathers may also contain traces of the animal’s life experiences evidenced by brand marks, wrinkles, and healed scars. It is these factors, combined with the suppleness, that can create wrinkles and creases in the leather during the first few weeks or months of use. This is a natural, quite normal occurrence and should not be a cause for concern.

Although leather is relatively low maintenance, it is not totally maintenance-free. Follow the recommended furniture care tips below to keep your leather upholstery looking as beautiful as it did when you first purchased.

Protecting and Cleaning:

One a regular basis, weekly or biweekly, vacuum leather with a drapery nozzle. After vacuuming, if necessary, dampen a clean soft cloth and wipe the leather with Guardsman Clean & Renew to remove any dust particles that the vacuum may have missed. It is also recommended that leather products are fully cleaned and re-protected every 6-12 months.

Stains & Spills:

  1. Blot immediately with a soft dry cloth
  2. Blot excess moisture and allow the leather to air dry
  3. Do not try to speed up drying time with an iron or hairdryer
  4. Finish with Guardsman Clean & Renew to recondition the leather.

Repeat the process as necessary.

Never Use:

  1. Soaps/Abrasive Cleaners/Alkaline products
  2. Furniture polish
  3. Ammonia water
  4. Bleach
  5. Essential Oil cleaners
  6. Citrus Oil


Our guarantee covers repairs due to workmanship or materials for purchases made after 1986. To inquire about a repair, please fill out our Service Request form. For additional care tips, click Care Guidelines to download our Furniture Care Guidelines or contact our Customer Service department.