How To Take Care Of Wooden Furniture
Wooden furniture especially those are made of various costly wood such as Teak, Mahogany, Rosewood, etc. are very expensive. Wooden furniture not only enhances the beauty and elegance of your home décor, it is also regarded as your valuable assets like your jewelry, share or bank balance.
The price of wood is enhancing everyday and very few of us are so fortunate to have wooden furniture at our home. So take proper care of your wooden furniture so that you can use it generations after generations. This article may help you to take the proper care of your wooden furniture.
The first and foremost thing of wooden furniture is that you have to keep your wood material far away from moisture and water. Wood is an organic thing and it absorbs moisture from the air. That is why in rainy season and in humid weather condition wooden furniture should get special treatment.
To keep them dry wipe your wooden furniture with clean and soft towel as many times as possible. Do not keep any type of wet material on wood because wood has a tendency to absorb water from anything. After absorbing water wood expands and it cracks easily. So buy enough coasters and use them properly if you have wooden furniture at home.
Clean loose dust from the wooden furniture everyday. Do not let dust accumulate on the wood because dirt and grease removes the shine and polish of the wood and make them dull and drab. Do not use soap and water to clean the dirt from the upper layer of the wood because it is harmful for the longevity of the wood.
Moreover soapy water removes the polish and leaves the furniture dull and drab. Various wood cleaning chemicals are available in the market which are very effective to bring the instant polish. But these chemicals are harmful in the long run.
Seasoned wood can not tolerate direct sunlight because UV rays are harmful for wood. Use heavy curtains or furniture cover to block the direct sunlight. A regular polish is necessary not only to keep them beautiful but also for the sake of the longevity of the wood. There are two types of finish – one done by lacquer and another is done by wax. Polish gives you either glossy or matte finish. Polishes give you the initial protection.