Furniture experiences significant wear and tear over time. It doesn’t matter if the piece of furniture is a sofa or something smaller like a side table. Furniture requires routine upkeep, and even if you are very careful, outside variables like humidity or sunlight will have an impact on it.
Depending on the material, we have curated a variety of maintenance methods for you to benefit from.
Before we dive into material-specific techniques, let us look at some general tips:
It goes without saying that if we adhere to a few fundamental guidelines, the life expectancy of furniture can be greatly improved.
It’s best to keep your furniture out of direct sunshine, especially if it’s painted. This may affect the product’s finish, turn it discoloured, and ultimately make it appear unattractive. If exposure to sunlight cannot be avoided, shield it with a throw during the day to keep it safe.
Maintaining the quality
It is crucial to pay attention to maintenance because the furniture in your home will be used frequently and exposed to elements like dust and humidity. Humidity causes wood to expand in various directions, which can lead to furniture that is made up of separate pieces no longer fitting together properly or becoming warped.
If you want to keep your furniture looking good, you must routinely clean it. Consider giving your couches, cabinets, drawers, and other items a gentle cleaning once a week.
Remember, soap and water
Cabinets, drawers, and dining tables made of wood can be cleaned with a moist cloth and mild soap. Make sure the cloth you are using is clean because dirty clothes tend to hold onto dust more.
- To clean the area, use a wet cloth and mild soap.
- To remove the soap, clean it with a second, slightly moist cloth.
- The next step is to use a dry cloth to remove any remaining moisture from the surface followed by polishing.
Usage of coasters
Try to use coasters as much as you can to prevent glass stains. This lessens the amount of cleanup required after each usage, which can be tiresome and annoying.
What You Can Do To Take Care Of Wooden Furniture?
There are a few strategies to guard against humidity-related damage to wooden furniture:
- Add a humidifier with humidistats, which will aid in maintaining the relative humidity levels.
- Leave the windows open to allow for airflow.
- Naphthalene and camphor balls are excellent moisture absorbers and can aid in reducing dampness.
Use a vacuum cleaner
Every week, you can give your upholstered furniture a general cleaning with a vacuum. It can effectively suck up any particles, including dust, undesirable food flecks, and more when applied to fabrics.
Wipe Glass tabletop
Wet glass causes markings that are difficult to clean if you leave it unchecked. Instead you can just wipe the product clean after each usage.
Stay away from hard water
Use distilled or filtered water to clean glass furniture. Mineral residue found in hard water can cause stains.
Microfiber for cleaning glass
Using a regular towel or tissue can leave paper residue or several lint flecks on the glass. Instead, choose material created expressly for these uses, such as microfiber or chamois.
Long term Care
Make sure you get polishing, and waxing done on any custom furniture. Consider hiring a professional cleaner once a month or once every two months if you don’t think you can do a good job of cleaning blots, spills, and other things.