These useful tips will help keep wood furniture looking good for years. Taking good care of your solid hardwood furniture ensures its longevity. It’s easy and largely a matter of common sense.
Do not place wood furniture near heating or air-conditioning outlets. If this is impractical, use a shield or guard to direct the air flow away. Exposure to extreme temperature and / or humidity variations can damage any wood pieces.
Do not expose your furniture to any liquids. All liquids should be wiped up immediately with a soft, slightly damp cloth in the direction of the wood grain. For stone surfaces, liquids should be immediately soaked up with a paper towel and wiped dry to avoid any staining.
Do not place your furniture next to strong or direct sunlight, open windows and dampness. Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause fading of your furniture finish. Extreme temperatures and humidity changes can cause cracking and splitting.
Do not place rubber or plastic material on the wood finish. Chemicals within the plastic or rubber may react with the finish if left in contact for a long period of time. Place a strip of felt or cork under your accessories to avoid any markings.
Never place hot objects on any furniture surface. Always place a hot plate between your furniture top and a hot object to protect your furniture.
Dust with a clean, damp, lint free cloth. Frequent dusting will remove abrasive build up, which can damage a finish over time. Small scratches and mars can be touched up or covered with a mar or scratch remover or a touch up stick. These can be purchased from any paint or hardware store.
Don’t forget that wood furniture is best maintained at a temperature of between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit, with a relative humidity between 40 and 45 percent. Shop for wooden bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, living room furniture in the latest design styles at FurnitureCart.com.