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5 ways to take care of your furniture

We all have that one piece furniture that we cherish and love to flaunt. It could be your well organised work table, or a vintage lampshade you bought at some trip, or a pet bed where your puppy looks the cutest, or a statement chair that you fell in love with at first sight. Whatever that piece is, you want to keep it in the best condition at all times. By following some simple steps you can avoid the need for repairs to your wooden pieces and make it look its best for years to come ahead.

“Each piece [of wood] is unique, so we have to pay attention to it, and I certainly try to read each piece. Like people, it’s flaws are what make it interesting.”

– Greg Goodman

 

1. Cleaning

Cleaning your furniture is not only good for your home's interior, but also helps keep your furniture looking its best. There are many different cleaning products out there, each with their own unique purpose. You should always test any product you plan to use on a hidden area before using it on your furniture. If you notice any discolorations or stains after cleaning, then you may have to re-clean the item.


2. Waxing

Waxing is a great way to protect your furniture and give it a beautiful shine. When waxing your furniture, make sure you apply enough wax to cover the entire surface. Once applied, let the wax dry completely before moving the piece.


3. Staining

Stains can happen anywhere, even if you don't think they're visible. To remove them, try rubbing alcohol. Make sure you clean the stain thoroughly first, and then rub the spot with alcohol. Let the stain sit for about 10 minutes, and then wipe it off with a rag.


4. Protecting

Protecting your furniture is just as important as cleaning it. Use a clear coat to help prevent scratches and wear and tear. Clear coats are also great at protecting wood from UV rays.


5. Padding

Padding your furniture is a great way to add comfort and protection. Try foam pads, pillows, or blankets to fill in empty spaces.



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