Well maintained wood furniture lasts longer and looks attractive. The beauty of furniture care is that it helps you preserve an investment because it is an important purchase. Thus, proper care will assist in maintaining your furniture’s finish and ensure that it’s visually great year after year.
CARING FOR YOUR FURNITURE
»Use a soft, clean cloth that won’t scratch the surface. Avoid scratchy materials or fabrics.
»Avoid soap and water. Water can penetrate the finish and raise the grain on wood, causing damage.
»Use a polish-moistened cloth to dust. If not done well, dust will scratch the furniture surface.
»Ensure you use same type of polish consistently. If not done well, your furniture will appear cloudy or sticky if polishes are interchanged.
» Always apply a fine furniture polish when dusting. Remember to change dusting cloths frequently since dirty ones may scratch your furniture surface.
»Spray your furniture surface evenly and wipe with a clean cloth to loosen the old polish. Spray polish on the cloth then dust.
TO PRESERVE THE NEW FURNITURE
»Don’t place it directly under the window. If you have to, use sun screening drapes.
»Rotate accessories occasionally so they don’t remain in the same spot for a long period of time.
»Avoid creating marks on your furniture by placing a piece of cloth under accessories.
»Lift objects from the top surface rather than dragging them when moving them.
»Do not place them under direct sunlight.
»Dust frequently with a clean, dry cloth. To remove accumulated dust, use a cloth that has been dampened in a solution of mild detergent and warm water.
»Wipe spills with a dry cloth. Humidity causes wood to swell hence cracking the furniture.
Always use quality furniture polish to enhance the natural beauty of wood. Polish protects the wood by creating a barrier against spilled liquids and also remove dust and oil when properly removed.