Wednesday, April 24

The Right Aspects for Furniture protection and Maintenance Now

The furniture you just bought is made of solid wood or partially made of solid wood, a noble and living material. It is manufactured by craftsmen in order to obtain a piece of furniture with character. Also to guarantee its longevity and its shine, regular and appropriate maintenance of your furniture is necessary.

Like any living material, different shades can arise through the finish. Even if the finish used is similar, a variation of color, shade, appearance or shade between several pieces of furniture but also on the same piece of furniture can occur. Just as knots or assembly lines can be visible through the painted surface and for some furniture this can be a deliberately sought-after aspect. The use for the Fabric Protection spray is there now.

Over the seasons, all furniture undergoes changes, due to changes in temperature and ambient humidity, resulting in slight cracks.

All these differences are not faults but on the contrary affirm the particularity of your wooden furniture.

Likewise your furniture will change color slightly over time, this is due to UV, even under indirect exposure. In case of Furniture Protection you need to be specific now.

For all your furniture:

  • Avoid close proximity to an excessive heat source which can cause large cracks.
  • Avoid direct exposure to light which can cause rapid color change.
  • Never place hot dishes directly on your wooden furniture.
  • Varnished wood (satin or gloss)
  • To restore furniture shine, use a silicone-based aerosol (furniture) care product.
  • Avoid the use of wax or any wax-based product.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun, artificial sources of heat and air conditioning or external aggressions (humidity, rain, etc.)
  • Varnished wood (mat)
  • Dust your furniture with a soft cloth as often as you like.

Waxed wood

  • Dust with a soft cloth as often as you like.
  • Dust more thoroughly with a cloth and anti-dust spray once a week.

Once or twice a year, polish the piece of furniture – the beeswax being a bit sticky, preferably apply a beeswax, vegetable wax mixture. Let dry, then rub with a dry woolen cloth to make it shine.

If your furniture has been polished too often, it is slightly sticky to the touch; you have to unclog the wood. To do this, use turpentine, trying beforehand on an invisible waxed part.

Lacquered or painted wood (unvarnished)

Dust your lacquered or painted furniture frequently with a damp cloth; immediately wipe with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.

Sheesham wood

Sheesham is very popular in India for its qualities. Wood is often used to have a warm and elegant decoration at the same time. But over time, furniture tarnishes.

Simply clean with a damp, well-wrung cloth, without abrasives

If you stain your furniture, absorb the liquid right away with a paper towel to remove the liquid. Then clean with soapy water and a soft cloth, and let dry (never use bleach or lemon products, chemicals and other acidic products). After a year we recommend that you apply a very good beeswax (colorless or oiled). Beeswax will nourish your wood, let it breathe and act as a “stain repellent”. Apply the beeswax with a soft cloth or a chamois cloth (be careful never to put the beeswax directly on the furniture but on the cloth).