Wood furniture has the ability to add sophistication to space. It exudes character, warmth, and elegance in any room that it is placed in. To maintain its natural look, wood furniture must be cared for in specific ways.
Furniture pieces such as the Memphis Chest in Walnut Canaletto High Gloss by Alf Da Fre or the ET133 Rectangular Dining Table Venjakob will retain their new appearance for years to come if you utilize the following tips:
Mix together mild dish soap and warm water. Use sparing amounts of water. This will not hurt the furniture provided you do not soak it. For hard-to-reach areas, use a soft-bristled, old toothbrush. Use a paper towel to dry off residual moisture.
Protecting the finish is integral to maintain the sophistication of your furniture. Apply a thin coat of paste wax as indicated on the manufacturer’s label. After five minutes, use a soft cloth to give the furniture piece a light buff. After 30 to 60 minutes have passed, use a buff or brush and polish with vigour. A beautiful shine will emerge that is guaranteed to last for several months.
Avoid placing your furniture in sunlight. In the summer months, the temperature of sunlight coming through a window can reach above 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This will “cook” the finish, shrink the wood grain, cause fading and result in cracks.
Do not place wooden furniture near heating units or vents. Dry heat causes wood to shrink and crack. Consider using a humidifier in the dry months to raise the moisture level to 40 or 45 percent level.
With time, wooden furniture may acquire light scratches. The best remedy for this is a quick touch up. On certain furniture pieces like the Dora End Table Walnut use a shoe polish color that is similar to the furniture piece. Use a felt-tip marker of a matching color first to hide the scratch.
To polish metal hardware, remove it from the furniture first. Ensure you use a good quality polish to reveal its shine. This is not required every time.
Coffee cup rings are a common occurrence on coffee tables and side tables. This can destroy the look of your BDI FIN-Coffee Table. The best way to prevent this is use coasters. If a ring should form, use a mild abrasive like a non-gel toothpaste mixed with some cooking oil or baking soda. Use a small spot or a soft cloth to wipe off the ring.
Another trick is to put a towel over the ring and iron it on medium setting for 20 seconds. Keep the iron moving and check frequently for results.
Wood furniture is a good investment for home. To enhance its appearance for years to come, use the tips mentioned above.