How to Care For Your Premium Furniture
Premium Furniture is Highly Versatile, But Taking Care of it will Not Hurt
Taking care of your premium furniture will make them look new every day, and will allow them to age beautifully. You can also immediately notice damage if there is any.
Wood, even as furniture, is a living being that can change according to the environment. Like any other thing, some acts help its durability, some make it worse. Here are a few tips that can help you take care of your furniture better.
- Dust it
Nothing can escape the dust. Even when dust will not cause any serious harm to your furniture, its aesthetics is being compromised if dust is piling up in the corner. When you dust your furniture, you can use a soft, dry cotton cloth to wipe it. The soft material is needed to avoid any scratch that may arise if you use otherwise harsh cloth. When your furniture is sparkling, your space will equally sparkle. So, make sure to regularly dust it according to how the dust in your house collects on it.
- Limit Exposure from Sunlight
The sunlight can be harmful to furniture with its UV component. It will make your furniture change color faster than it is supposed to be. A dark and bright spot will appear across your furniture because of the uneven spread of the sunlight. The best thing to prevent this is by using a tablecloth on your wooden table and other furniture that might be exposed to the sunlight.
Furniture will expand and contract according to the temperature and the humidity of its environment. When the weather has extreme changes over time, the constant construction and expansion can lead your wooden furniture to chips and flakes. To avoid this, you should always make the temperature in your room to be constant.
- Mindful of How Certain Wood Ages
High-quality hardwood usually has a different appearance as they age. With proper care, even when their color changes, it will still look beautiful. Most woods will change their color into a darker shade of their original color, and that is fine. What you should put in mind, however, is the fact that putting something on the surface of your furniture will make it age differently than the rest of the surface. Thus, make sure to always move around your lamp, bookshelf, or any other thing on your surface.
- Oil and Wax
Oiling and waxing will give a shiny varnish to your premium furniture. It is highly recommended to do as it adds a protective layer. Moreover, the shine will make your space looks even more alluring and vintage. If you could do it regularly once in three months, it will keep the shine to stay in place constantly. Who doesn't want their space to look more exclusive?
- Warm Water
Sometimes, the dust in your furniture just doesn’t go with only a dry cloth. In this case, take some warm water and put a little bit of soap on it. You should remember that woods react to water, so be sure not to let the water stay on the surface of your premium furniture for too long. Then, clean it until the dust comes off. You can wipe the residual moisture with a dry cloth afterward.
- Spot and Spill Removal
Premium furniture has superior resistance towards spills to its fabric. But then again, it is recommended to clean after the spills. How to do it so that you don’t hurt your furniture’s fabric?
If there is a spill, blot it up as soon as possible with a dry cloth or paper towels. Make sure to be gentle and use a light touch when you are doing so. Excessive pressure is unnecessary as it pushes down the liquid even deeper. When one side of your cloth or towel is soaked, use another side, or another towel.
To clean a dry soil spot, don't use a wet cloth first. Instead, use a dry soft brush until it is properly clean. For wet soil or mud, let them dry first. If it is dried, gently scrape away the spot and then clean the remaining spot with a soft brush as well or a vacuum cleaner.
- Distilled Water for Leather
Tap water has minerals in it that can react to your leather sofa or couch. When applied to your leather, it can leave streaks. Try to avoid cleaning your premium furniture using this water. Instead, use distilled water or rainwater that is purer than tap water. And always finish it off by wiping your leather with a soft, dry cloth.
- Stain Removal for Wooden Furniture
How do you remove the coffee stains on your desk? There is a quite simple way to do it. If currently there is a dark ring of a coffee stain on your desk, there are two options for you to remove it.
Put enough non-gel toothpaste on a soft cloth. Rub it into the ring gently and then wipe the toothpaste with a slightly damp cloth. The wood might be wet for some time, but that's okay. When the wood is properly dried, apply furniture polish to your furniture.
The other way is by applying petroleum jelly. Let it be for a night. In the morning, the stain will come off with the jelly as you wipe it.
If you intend to vacuum your upholstered furniture, there are several attachments you would need. You can use upholstery attachment for basic vacuuming. For corners and edges use the crevice vacuum attachment tool. Then, there is also a dust brush that works best for leather furniture. These are of course for the best result. If you think basic vacuuming is enough, it is okay too.
These are several tips that you can use to maintain your furniture’s beauty and longevity. Hope you can find it helpful and easy to do.
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