Wooden furniture not only adds value and statement to your home, but it is also sustainable and lasts longer if given the proper care and maintenance. In this article, you will learn how to take care of your wooden furniture to make sure you will use it for the longest time possible.
Cleaning with a soft, dry cloth is the best way to maintain your furniture. If necessary, use a mild soap or polish—not wax—to get rid of dirt or buff out scratches. Daily dusting should suffice for most furniture pieces that do not usually have an extensive amount of contact with materials. For pieces that are used on a more regular basis, consider purchasing felt slippers to protect the surface against wear and tear during long-term use.
You can also use natural products such as beeswax, mineral oil, or even furniture polish to keep your furniture looking new. Depending on the type of wood and the use, you may also want to finish the piece with a coat of wax or coconut oil. Avoid using chemical cleaners as these can potentially damage the wood over time.
In order for your wood furniture to last as long as possible make sure that they are placed in an area sheltered from temperature fluctuations and direct sunlight. In addition, water should be avoided at all costs, this will cause irreparable damage. When not in use it is best to store them under piles of clean towels (to prevent dust accumulation) or cover them with blankets.
Applying wood oil or wood polish periodically by wiping over the surface is another way to lengthen the life of your wooden furniture such as wooden dining tables!
For a weekly rotation, dust the surface of your furniture using a clean cloth or clothes. Dust should be dampened with warm water to remove caked-on particles and then wiped carefully, don’t use a wet rag because this may warp the wood. For daily upkeep, vacuum dust from surfaces to get rid of small particles that have been trapped in between joints. You can also investigate other prevention tactics such as lemon juice polish for dark drawer fronts which will help maintain an old-timey shine.
Lemon juice is citric acid that penetrates deep into the fibers and color molecules while also being acidic to resist mold growth making it easy to maintain a beautiful finish that’s natural-looking after many years of hard use.