Previously, wood furniture is the main focus in the house. The dark brown tone of natural wood makes the space of the house warm and intimate. Today, while the interior market grows and uses a lot of new materials, nothing can replace the wood because of its subtle beauty. Luxury coffee tables, cabinets, couches, unique wall clocks… are always luxurious wooden furniture, moreover, it is very easy to combine with other furniture making the house space becomes more elegant.
One of the most important decisions homeowners can make is to invest in functional, stylish and durable furniture. There are different materials used in furniture and wood is one of them. But sometimes, there is no guarantee that the furniture is safe from natural and man-made damages as time passes.
Fortunately, there is always something that can be done to preserve well-loved wooden furniture to make it look as good as new.
1. To clean the finish on your wooden furniture just use warm water and mild soap. Clean furniture with water will not hurt it – just be careful not to soak it. Use an old toothbrush for difficult areas. Clean dirt on the surface with a soft cloth or paper towel until they are clean. Then dry any remaining moisture with a soft cloth.
2. After a good cleaning, the best way to protect the finish is to use a good quality soft wax paste. Apply a thin layer as instructed on the label. Wait five minutes and lightly brush with a soft cloth or brush. Wait for 30 to 60 minutes and buff/brush again with a little more power. You will see a beautiful shine back to the finish that will last for many months.
3. Keep your belongings out of the sun. The temperature of the summer sun coming through the window can be up to 140 degrees. It will cook well, fade and destroy them over time, and dry and shrink wood, which will cause cracks.
4. Do not place wooden furniture near heating units or vents. Dry heat will make the wood dry and shrink, leaving a crack. Use a humidifier in the drier months to bring moisture up to 40 to 45 percent.
5. For quick editing, use the appropriate color polish on the scratches and scratches, especially to make them less visible on the feet of the furniture. Carefully use the proper colored markers to hide it better.
6. When polishing metal hardware, take it out of the first furniture. Take your time and take notes to remember what piece goes back to where. Use a quality metal polish to make it shine again. Once it is buffed, place it back, careful not to scratch the wood surface. I advise you not to try to do this at the same time. It can be a lot of work, so take a few days, do a few pieces at a time, instead of feeling tired and frustrated with trying to do too much.
7. Wood is not hungry! You can not feed furniture. Whatever the advertisement says, wood cannot be fed or nourished or enriched with polishes or oils. Once it has a protective end over it for beauty and protection, the wood is sealed. The polish and oil will not penetrate it.
8. There are several ways to get rid of faint white circles or to spot hot coffee cups or hot pizza boxes made on your table. Invasions at least rub it with mild abrasives, such as non-gel toothpaste mixed with baking soda or cooking oil mixed with ash. You can rub it at a small point with your finger or use a soft cloth on larger areas.
Another excellent method is to place a soft cloth or soft cloth on the area and iron it for 10 to 20 seconds at a time with a medium pressure iron. You can turn on the iron a little if needed. Always keep the iron moving and check your progress regularly.
9. When shopping for new furniture or antiques, look at the back, inside and the underside of furniture and drawers. Many times it tells you more about quality rather than looking at the “show” side. The so-called “secondary forest” can be said volume on the age of the item and construction quality.
10. The restoration or finishing of antique or older pieces of furniture for its original glory seems like a good idea and many times. But it is important to get advice from someone who understands the item you are considering. You may find that your piece is valuable and only needs a proper cleaning. Any larger work should be left to an expert.