Caring of Solid Wood furniture
Wooden furniture with its vintage charm adds poise and grace to the home interiors. It is essential to maintain Solid wood furniture with extra care to ensure the long life of the product. Solid Wood furniture ages with time and you need to let it age gracefully.
Here are some quick and easy steps to take care of your age-old wooden furniture
1 Dust well
A soft dry cotton cloth to wipe any dust off your wooden furniture. It will avoid the collection of dust into the grains and keep the furniture spick and span. Dust particles can form a film that eventually scratches the wooden surface of the furniture. Frequent dusting keeps this build-up from happening. In case you wish to use water, apply warm water and mild dish soap and then clean with dry cloth again.
2 Minimum exposure to sunlight
keeping your wooden furniture in direct sunlight to avoid damage to the polish and finish of the product. Ensure only seasoned wood is kept outdoors while rest is indoors in shade. Environmental factors like humidity, heat, etc can have an adverse effect on the furniture. Hence, you must avoid keeping Solid wood furniture directly in front of uncovered windows, fireplaces, as the light and heat can harm and fade the finish of the wood.
3 Careful use of furniture
By placing very hot or cold products on the wooden furniture surface. The products can leave an impression that might ruin the original texture of the wooden surface. Its always recommended using a coaster to avoid this problem.
4 Keep sharp objects away from wooden furniture
objects can unintendedly leave scratches and scars on furniture which ruins the polish and finish of the furniture.
5 Oil and wax regularly
Oiling and waxing of wooden furniture maintain its polish coat and enlivens its shine. The protective layer of coat saves the wooden furniture from dust accumulation, minor scratches and wear and tear due to environmental factors. Always apply wax in light coats, rubbing into the surface with the grain. Allow to dry and buff to a clear shine with a soft cloth.
6 Keep wood smelling fresh
old wood develops an unpleasant odor. You can sprinkle some baking soda to freshen it up and place a piece of charcoal inside drawers to absorb the smell.
7 Remove tough stains
In case the furniture gets hard to remove stains, do not worry as you can easily get rid of them. For glass marks on furniture pieces, apply a paste of white toothpaste and baking soda and rub on the stain till it’s gone. Wipe the furniture with a dry cloth. For dark spots, gently blot the stain with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
8 Always Lift furniture rather than dragging
9 Furniture piece should be properly balanced
10 Prevent from Infestation
Bugs are never welcomed, but certain bugs will literally eat wood, including wooden furniture. It’s much harder to resolve an infestation than to prevent one. So follow EPA guidelines and keep wooden beetles and termites at bay before they destroy your real hardwood furniture.
Taking the right care of your wood furniture isn’t a difficult task or even that much time-consuming. Ten to one, it is sure to reward for you back with beautiful wood furniture in your home that looks and feels as good as the day you got it for now and for years to come.
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