Natural Living Wooden furniture is highly sustainable and adds antique charm to your home. Wooden furniture is timeless enough that it can be passed down to generations. But, with time your classic furniture starts losing its luster due to wear and tear, scratches, abrasion and accumulations of dust, debris and grease. These are prior reasons to maintain your furniture at its best with little extra care.
Below we have discussed few valuable tips to take care of furniture that you must try at home.
Dust It Well
Accumulation of airborne dust particles or dust on the surface wood causes damages and scratches to it. It can also loosen nature shine of wooden furniture. And it seems unhygienic to treat guests with dirt of dinning table. Right!
Hence, you must clean your furniture on time. Take one teaspoon of dish washer/cleaner in a bowl of warm water and gently clean dust on surface of furniture. Don’t let it wet too much as it can cause swell to wood. Now rainless it with dry cloth. If you could oil and wax a furniture once in two months then there’s nothing like that.
Humidity is the Enemy
Humid weather can cause immense damage to wooden furniture that your imaginations. It starts with swelling and ends with cracks to the wood. Wood is a good conductor of moisture which causes its swelling and shrinking.
You can use humidifier with humidistats this will help to maintain humidity levels in a home. Keep your ventilated by opening windows and letting air and sunlight enter. Camphor and naphthalene balls are known for their moisture absorbing properties you place them around furniture.
Avoid Direct Exposure to Rain & Sunlight
Just like moisture rain water can leads to inflammation of wood and damage it, while sunlight can act as both ways, we can avoid moisturization by keeping furniture in sunlight, but direct exposure to sunlight for prolonged time can be dangerous as it leads to phenomenon called ‘spotting’.
You must avoid keeping furniture sideways to windows as are direct source of sunlight to your home. If necessary, you can have curtains on to add a protecting layer.
Treat It Well
Natural Living Furniture always suggest that you should always use table cloths and coaster, while placing mug, glass products or any very hot or cold objects on wooden furniture. You can use placemats or decorative coverings to avoid staining of wood. Waxing furniture regularly also helps to reduce chances of scratching and staining.
Always maintain distance between wall and furniture. This will help to reduce scratches on both sides. You can use rubber shock absorbers to the corners so as to avoid wear and tear.
You should keep sharp objects at a safe distance from wooden furniture as it is primary source of deep scratches on wooden furniture.
Remove scratches and tough stains
You must agree on ‘Stains and scratches never looks good’. It can damage the authenticity and aesthetic nature of wooden furniture. So, it becomes important to get rid of scratches and stains as soon as possible.
There are different remedies for every type of stain out there, some of them are listed below:
- To remove white spots, use liquid furniture polish on surface of stain and wash it with clean cloth. If this doesn’t work for some reason you can use denatured alcohol.
- Black spots on other hand are hard to remove as it’s caused by water which penetrated furniture finish. To remove black spots, you need to remove finish polish and wash it with oxalic acid.
- Ink spots can also penetrate furniture finish like black ones. But, are easier to remove all you have to do is pour mineral spirit on affected area and after about a minute wash it with clean water.
- Tar, Grease, Paints, Crayon and Lipstick spots can be removed though mineral spirit.
Keep Wood Smell Good
Seasoning beewax bring dull furniture back to life. Beeswax furniture polish removes years of wax and dirt. This beeswax based wood polish is infused with variouscitrus, lemon, lemongrass, lemon verbena essential oils, etc. Old furniture can emit unpleasant odour with the age. Sprinkling some amount of baking soda on wooden furniture can be helpful. You can place charcoal in storage furniture such as drawers as it absorbs all the smell.
Please let us know about your top furniture maintenance tip or if we have missed something in comment section.
Who Are We?
We are manufacturing wooden furniture since past 19 years for our Indian and overseas customers. Keep in mind that maintaining wooden furniture will help you increase the life furniture. But, buying a quality product is important at first place.
We Natural Living Furniture are prior manufacturer and supplier of sheesham wood furniture in India. We aim to offer premium quality furniture at competitive prices on our e-commerce website eshopregal.in. Our Factory Vishnu International operates as manufacturing units in Boranada, Jodhpur – Rajasthan.