How to Care for Your Hardwood Furniture


living room hardwood furnitureThat solid American grown oak wood bedroom set looks great. It has superb quality, was made with color-matched lumber from superior regions of the United States. The finish was done by hand. In all, it’s a quality piece of work.

So make sure to take care of it properly. Maintaining your hardwood furniture doesn’t take a lot of effort but you should be mindful of things that could cause wear and affect its life and beauty.

It’s not always the usual suspects that can ruin your furniture. Things like heat and humidity can also have an effect. Avoid drastic changes in humidity level, if necessary, by keeping a humidifier. Avoid placing furniture directly in front of heat sources or exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time, which can cause drying and fading.

Even your best intentions, like cleaning your hardwood furniture, can cause damage. Take care when cleaning your furniture. It doesn’t take much to protect and enhance the beauty of your hardwood furniture, but it needs to be done right. Dust often to get rid of dust particles that can be abrasive to your furniture. You can also wax or polish your wood furniture occasionally as well. Polish about once a month. Wax can be applied once or twice a year.

But use the right tools. A soft cloth like a baby diaper, or an old t-shirt work perfectly fine. Lightly moisten the cloth with a few drops of water. Don’t get the cloth so wet that it wets the furniture. The moisture will help the cloth pick up dust better. However, you don’t want to use a dry cloth. A dry cloth can leave tiny scratches. When dusting, be sure to dust along the pattern of the grain. If you are dusting a table top make sure you lift objects to dust under them, rather than sliding them across the surface of the wood.

To keep damage to a minimum during everyday wear and tear, use coasters to prevent stains and damage. Use felt under accessories like lamps. And when using a pen to write on paper, use a pad underneath so you don’t leave indentations from your writing into your wood.

Make sure to keep solvents, alcohol and polish removers, and other similar substances away from your wood furniture, as spilling these can also cause damage when they react with the wood or wood finish.

You’ve made an investment in fine wood furniture now take care of it like you would any other quality investment. Taking proper care of your hardwood furniture will assure that is lasts for years to come.

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