Leisters tables are made from Maple wood.  All tables have a catalyzed varnish topcoat.  This varnish assists in protecting against marking, scratching, and staining.  However, our tables are still wood, which means some steps need to be taken to protect your furniture.

  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight
  • Do not place furniture directly in front of heat vents or other heat sources
  • To ensure your wood furniture’s longevity, it is recommended that you use a humidifier or air conditioner to maintain temperature and humidity.
  • Blot all spills immediately
  • Avoid using any cleaners that contain ammonia which will damage the furniture’s topcoat.  To clean – wipe tables with a damp cloth only.
  • Protective pads should be used under any accessory placed on a table.  Coasters and placemats are recommended to prevent spills or from hot dishes.  But plastic, rubber and cork can sometimes have a chemical reaction with the finish.

Architectural Woodwork Institute Household Regent Surface Finish Tests

Leisters Catalyzed Varnish 

A conversion Varnish is applied to provide the final protective film. It is non-yellowing and protects the wood from attack in severe environments. The satin gloss appearance (20 sheen) provides a warm, rubbed look to the finish. It also is baked at a temperature of 120º to maximize durability

VinegarNo Effect
Lemon JuiceNo Effect
Orange JuiceNo Effect
CatsupSlight Effect
CoffeeNo Effect
Olive OilNo Effect
Boiling WaterNo Effect
Cold WaterNo Effect
Nail Polish RemoverNo Effect
Household AmmoniaNo Effect
VM&P NapthaNo Effect
Isopropyl AlcoholNo Effect
WineNo Effect
WindexNo Effect
409 CleanerNo Effect
LysolNo Effect
Sulfuric Acid (33%)No Effect
Sulfuric Acid (77%)No Effect
Ammonia Hydroxide (28%)No Effect
GasolineNo Effect
Murphy’s Oil SoapNo Effect
VodkaNo Effect
DetergentNo Effect
Trisodium Phosphate (10%)No Effect