Spills to be wiped up immediately to avoid staining. Sponge with a mild solution of water and soap (dish washing liquid). This soapy solution will give the surface a patina making the furniture repellent to marks and staining. Avoid harsh soaps and chemicals. These care suggestions however may not be considered as a guarantee against stains. The stain on the wood is not a sealant and will not protect the wood against moisture.