Getting your home revamped, built or moving into a new space can be overwhelming for most of us. But, once the décor has come together along with the perfect pieces, it is time to call this place home. Investing in good quality furniture and taking good care of the home is something that is a part of the package. Furniture pieces that have been passed down generations have a nostalgic charm. Some pieces that last for generations tell many a memorable story.
It is for these reasons that one must take great care and attention to maintaining furniture better.
Here are a few valuable tips that could help you maintain your furniture, last longer and look as good as new.
Minimal exposure to sunlight
One important tip in furniture maintenance is ensuring that wooden furniture isn’t exposed to sunlight for long periods. Prolonged exposure leads to fading of the wood. To avoid this cover the table with good quality cloth, rotate or move the furniture regularly. Adding a window film, thick blinds or curtains also mitigate the harmful sun rays to a good extent.
Leather couches must be conditioned regularly to avoid cracking.
Beware of extreme temperatures
A very common misadventure we are all of guilty of is placing really hot mugs or cold jars on wooden tables. This invariably leaves a mark on the table. So, taking extra care to avoid such mishaps helps sustain furniture in the long run. Always use coasters or trivets to prevent this type of damage.
Basic dusting and wiping
A simple yet right amount of dusting the furniture at home on a weekly basis or even a daily basis makes for a spic and span room. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off the dust from furniture, nooks, and crannies.
Oil and Wax treatments
Oil and wax add a protective layer to the furniture thereby improving the look and shine of the piece. However, many people overdo the polish and wax leading to a built-up residue and stripping the wood of its natural finish.
A single coat once a year is a great way to restore the furniture. Also, it is very important to ensure the furniture is dusted well before applying any protective layer to it.
A few hardwoods are oiled with teak oil using a soft cloth. The oil applied preserves the color and makes the wood, water resistant. It is prudent to choose the oil or wax after much thought.
Cleaning it right
Using warm water with mild soap cleans furniture well. Just make sure the water doesn’t sit on the furniture for long. Wipe off the residual moisture with a dry cloth.
Wet and dry damage
With too much of moisture, wood tends to swell while the lack of humidity can cause cracks in furniture. The best way to avoid environmental damage is to ensure the furniture is kept away from dampness and from sources of heat like dryers. Keep them away from heat and air vents and air conditioning units.
Vacuuming the sofas, cushions, and mattress is highly recommended to slow down their aging process. Rotate not just the furniture but also the mattress and cushions.
Dust the surface regularly. For deep cleaning, first, dust the surface well and then use a mild cleaning solution. Ensure the surface is wiped with a dry cloth. Similarly, for cleaning fabrics use gentle cleansing agents after vacuuming the fabric.
Back to basics
Read the care label and go by the instructions given.
Keep sharp objects at bay to avoid physical damage.
Clean up spills immediately.
These are a few good tips that you can take note of when it comes to maintaining your wooden furniture. And here’s the biggest tip of all- whatever you do, do it with love! Being too hard or over fussy with the cleaning can do more damage than good. Furniture, let it age with grace!!
Go easy and your furniture will glow.
If you have any questions on how to care for your furniture, contact Anu Furnitures at any of our locations! At Anu Furniture we want you to enjoy the feeling of owning sustainable, long-lasting furniture. Our team of experts is always ready to help you choose the best products along with assisting you with tips and information on how to maintain furniture.
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