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Product Care Guide

At our company, we take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our chess and backgammon sets, ensuring they reach you in perfect condition, ready to be enjoyed from the moment you unwrap them. To ensure your set remains as splendid as when it first arrived, a touch of care and attention is necessary. The level of maintenance varies among products, but with the right approach, your set will continue to impress for years to come. Below, we've outlined some simple yet effective care tips for your cherished items.

Chess Set Care

Wooden Chess Pieces:

  • Polished Finish: Crafted with a touch of natural polish by hand, such as shellac, these pieces are designed to retain the wood's natural beauty while being protected against dirt and oils from handling. Maintain their lustre by gently buffing with a dry, lint-free cloth. Avoid the use of additional waxes or polishes; a simple wipe with a damp cloth for stains, followed by a dry cloth, should suffice.

  • Lacquered Finish: Coated in durable lacquer, these pieces are notably resilient and require minimal upkeep. Clean with a dry cloth or, for more persistent stains, a damp cloth with a bit of detergent will do the trick. For scratches, a small amount of automotive polish can improve their appearance, but avoid overly abrasive products that might damage the lacquer.

Metal Chess Pieces:
A thin layer of clear lacquer prevents tarnishing from natural oils. Dusting with a lint-free cloth is generally all that's needed. For uncoated pieces, which are usually made from tarnish-resistant materials, the same cleaning method applies.

Plastic Chess Pieces:
These require little maintenance. Clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent as needed.

Stone Composite/Polyresin Chess Pieces:
Avoid polishes or chemicals. Simply dust with a dry cloth and use a damp cloth with mild detergent for cleaning.

Chess Board Care

Gloss Lacquered Solid Wood:
Dust with a lint-free cloth. A damp cloth with mild detergent can tackle dirt and contaminants. To address scratches or to refresh the sheen, a small amount of automotive scratch remover can be used carefully.

Satin or Matt Lacquered Solid Wood:
Similar care to gloss lacquered boards, but avoid attempts to polish or remove scratches, as this can alter the finish to an unwanted sheen.

Polished Solid Wood:
Favoured for their natural finish, these boards are best maintained with periodic reapplication of a quality beeswax. Apply lightly, let dry, then buff for a radiant finish.

Veneer Boards:
Whether gloss, satin, or naturally finished, veneer boards require a gentle touch due to their thinner coatings. Follow similar care instructions as for solid wood boards but proceed with additional caution, especially when dealing with scratches or applying products.

Folding Chess Sets:

  • Gloss Lacquered: Robust by nature, these sets need only regular dusting with a soft cloth. Use a damp cloth with mild detergent for stickier residues.

  • Polished Wooden: Treat with natural beeswax every six months to maintain their protective coating and beauty. Dust lightly between applications.

Caring for your chess set is not just about preserving its appearance but also about cherishing the memories and experiences it brings. With the right care, your set will continue to serve as a centrepiece of enjoyment and conversation for many years.