The daily maintenance of our furniture, whether made of wood or other materials, will make these last way longer as if it were new. If you want your furniture to be kept in perfect condition start by paying more attention.
Factors such as the weather, your routine of cleaning at home and cleaning elements can be influencing them to deteriorate more quickly. Remember that you can contact us if you want to have your furniture safe during a removal. Here at Five Star Removals we will be happy to assist you.
Below we will give you some tips that will help you keep your furniture in excellent condition, no matter what material is made.
- Do not put anything hot on wooden furniture
The wood does not resist the heat on it, therefore, immediately put a glass or any hot container, it will become a stain. For this reason, if your bedside table or dining room is made of wood, always try to have a coaster or tablecloths at hand.
Something very remarkable about this material is that, thanks to being natural, its restoration is not so complicated and it does not demand an impeccable appearance either.
- Clean thoroughly
Specially with textile furniture it is necessary to spend a good time vacuuming the seats and the backrest, as deep as you can. This to eliminate lint and other residues that only with passing a rag we will not cover.
- Remove the stains immediately
If you spilled a liquid or anything on the furniture, clean it immediately. The more you delay in removing a stain, the more it will impregnate. Wipe with a clean handkerchief or rag supporting it and pressing on the stain. Do not scrub, as the stain will spread even more.
- Put furniture away from the sun
Both wood and leather and other common elements to upholster furniture lose colour and quality or can break or crack when exposed for a long time in the sun. So, try to locate them in places where they do not make contact with UV rays.
- Avoid ammonia
Make sure that the products with which you clean your furniture do not contain ammonia. This, over time, is removing brightness and altering its colour. Although in the market there is a myriad of products for cleaning, which also contain ammonia, always look for the most natural.
- Covers scratches on wooden furniture
The wood is often scratched by contact with different objects, when moving it or if you have pets or children at home.
Do not worry, you can cover these imperfections in a very fast and economical way. Just follow these steps:
- Spread a little cod oil on a clean cloth.
- Pass the rag over the areas that have the defects.
- Leave to act for a few hours and then, with another clean cloth, rub it to polish the furniture.
- Daily cleaning is essential
Crafts such as vacuuming, scrubbing or cleaning the kitchen we do almost every day. However, we seldom spend a minute just wiping the furniture. It really only takes a few seconds and you just need a dry and clean cloth to remove the dust and prevent it from deteriorating.
For the weekends or your days off if you try to spend a good time cleaning, waxing and polishing.
- Wine vinegar and olive oil to shine
With this recipe you will be able to give a better look to your wooden furniture, it is quite economical and surely you have these ingredients at home or it is easy to get in your nearest supermarket.
- 1 tablespoon of wine vinegar (10 ml)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (32 g)
- Mix the oil and vinegar in a cup.
- moisten a cotton cloth in the mixture.
- Spread evenly over the piece of furniture to which you want to shine.
- Leave on for one hour.
Thanks to its properties we will get the vinegar to clean the wood, while the oil will shine.
- Do not forget the curtains
Curtains are one of the objects that accumulate more dust in the home. Also pay attention to them so that they do not recharge themselves of dirt and pass it to the furniture.
Try to aspirate at least once every 15 days (if you can wash it, much better). As you can see, the care of the furniture is quite simple. You just have to dedicate a little time, prevent accidents and take into account the previous tips so they last as new over time.
And what about the floors and walls?
We are focusing on wood furniture, but you probably have walls and floors made of this material in your home. The maintenance of these is not very different from that of the furniture, although some aspects have to be taken into account.
For example, instead of relying on commercial cleaning products (despite being specific to wood), opt for a splash of apple or wine vinegar in the scrubbing bucket. If you scrub with this mixture once a week, your floor will shine like never before. Olive oil is also very beneficial, so every three months rub the soil with this product to further improve the appearance of your soil.
Let yourself be advised by a carpenter
When in doubt, always consult an expert. The carpenters, in addition to creating the furniture that you want to measure, will advise you on your best care. If a piece of furniture has deteriorated excessively, the most affective option will be to go to a carpentry workshop to restore it and / or renew it.
Sometimes, trying to repair a piece of furniture or surface on our own can cause more damage. In these cases, it is better to leave it in the hands of a wood expert.
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