Real wood furniture, with its rich, natural look and feel is an integral part of most homes.
However proper, regular cleaning is necessary to maintain its natural beauty. You need to protect them from layers of dust or any other residue in order to retain a richbut subtle shine and keep them looking their best. Here are some tips that can help you in the upkeep.
Wooden furniture can be solid wood or wood laminate. Most antique furniture is made of solid wood. However modern day furniture is either made from veneer or laminate. Most recent furniture pieces often have manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations. Depending on the type of furniture, you can browse for cleaning instructions over the web. Each furniture item is different and so are its recommended cleaning processes.
Basics of Cleaning Wooden Furniture
Most of the people often rely on commercial cleaners or polish available in the market when it comes to cleaning their wooden furniture without thinking about the chemical composition of cleaners or polish. You might be surprised to know that some of these products may make your wood furniture look great for a while, but can damage your natural wood furniture over time. The surface of furniture can become sticky due to prolonged use of the wrong cleaners. Some wood furniture has lacquer finish that can absorb chemicals and water, and
ultimately strip or dull the overall finish completely. Carefully read labels, ask professionals for recommendations and stick with more natural wood care products. But before applying any cleaner, follow these simple tips.
Smart Tips for Cleaning Wooden Furniture
As mentioned above, restrain from using any chemical based cleaners and the furniture manufacturer recommendations. Here are some tips that will help keep your furniture looking clean, and preserve its natural beauty.
Use Water & Microfiber Cloth: Start your furniture cleaning by using dry microfiber cloth to remove any dust, fingerprints and smears present on the wooden surface. To remove any stickiness, use water and remove the residue by applying a little pressure using the cloth. Ensure that microfiber cloth is slightly damp but not completely wet. Dry off any moisture after wiping the exposed wood areas.
Preventive Maintenance: Regular cleaning of furniture won’t take much time. Avoid permanent damage by use trivets or other protectionto avoid any spots or burnson wooden surface especially while serving hot meals and cold or hot liquids. Use coasters under your drinks. Don’t forget to instantly wipe off any spills or ring marks caused by hot or cold drinks and meals.
These tips will help you keep your wood furniture looking good and extend its lifespan. My Maid Day knows how to help you keep your wooden furniture looking rich and clean. Give us a call to schedule your cleaning appointment today.