Our gold-plated finish consists of a welded steel frame plated with gold, with the exception of the Pumpkin tabletop, which is solid brass, plated with gold. The gold finish is smooth and luxurious and requires specific care.
For regular cleaning, first remove dust with a feather duster or similar. Use Windex or similar spray cleaner, followed by a soft, lint free cloth. Over time, the surface may become dull. To restore shine, please use the following procedure: Apply a small amount (approximately one teaspoon) of Plaster of Paris to a soft clean cloth. Use the cloth to rub the plaster into the metal surface. Continue rubbing until shine is restored. Wipe the excess with a soft clean cloth. If further cleaning is desired, a soft polishing cloth made specifically for gold may be used. Avoid using abrasive polishing cloths as they may damage the surface. NEVER use harsh abrasives, bleach or cream cleaners. Note that gold-plating is a very thin layer - 200 times thinner than standard printer paper - so the use of abrasives over time can remove the plating, revealing the steel underneath. The best protection against surface scratches is prevention.