What’s the best way to treat scratches on painted or lacquered surfaces and on plastic furniture?

We ask Piero Zingariello from our Service Department, a real furniture care specialist, who always has the right solution for every problem.

Care Tips against scratches on lacquered surfaces

Piero, we’ve got slight scratches on a high-gloss dresser – what do you recommend?

With slight scratches my first tip would be placing a sponge in a nylon stocking and polishing the surface carefully with a minimum of pressure.

Are there other domestic remedies if the solution with the stocking isn’t successful?

Toothpaste! Every normal toothpaste contains very fine abrasive particles. You apply toothpaste thinly on a soft, dry cloth and polish the area above the scratches, before wiping away the residues with a damp cloth. But it’s best to test these tricks in advance on part of the furniture which is not visible.

What can we do in the case of deep or very visible scratches?

The best thing is to make enquiries at the place where you bought the furniture. The manufacturer often provides special repair sticks for this purpose.

Is furniture made of plastic basically more sensitive?

No, plastic surfaces are in fact easy to care for, but you have to make sure that no strong detergents or microfibre cloths are used. These can leave fine traces of abrasion.

After a while white cup chairs often begin to look a little grey – what’s the cause of this?

This grey film consists of caked dust particles, which can be removed by special care products for plastic surfaces which have a cleaning effect.

 

Watch here a video of our product recommendation KKC Plus Plastic Cleaner for a glossy finish

 

Another product recommendation is our High-gloss Furniture polish to give your funiture an even shinier glass

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