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How to Properly Take Care of Wooden Furniture

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Wooden furniture can instantly spruce up a home and give both an antique and unique feel to any room. Whether it’s cabinets, chairs or tables – wooden furniture can fit into any home. However, when it comes to maintaining wooden furniture, many people aren’t taking proper care. Not taking proper care of your wooden furniture can not only make its shine go away, but can also reduce its durability. That’s why in today’s blog, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture wants to give you tips on how to properly take care of your wooden furniture!

 

Get Rid of Old Polish

One step that many people tend to skip when it comes to taking care of wooden furniture – especially if they’ve had said furniture for years – is to leave layers of old polish on the furniture. By leaving that build-up on, you are keeping the wood from having its natural look. In order to revitalize your wooden furniture, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to remove its old polish.

It’s very simple to do this. Simply boil a few tea bags, grab a cloth and wring the tea out from the bags until it’s only damp. After that, you can scrub off the furniture’s old polish. The tannic acid from the tea is the key ingredient – it’ll easily remove the build-up and get your wooden furniture looking like new!

Use Coasters

Nothing is more heart-breaking than seeing a beautiful wooden coffee table covered in stains from drinks being put on it without a coaster. These stains can be difficult can erase, and the fix is to simply not let it happen in the first place by using coasters. No matter how careful you are, you are going to find cup stains on your table eventually – so be proactive and use coasters!

If this advice came too late, there is an efficient way of removing water stains. Simply grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste, apply it to the stain and run gently with a cloth. After the stain has disappeared, wipe away the toothpaste with a damp cloth. This trick may not work on tougher stains but should work well enough for simple water stains.

 

Be Vigilant About Dust

In order to keep your wooden furniture in prime condition, you need to stay vigilant about dust. Dust can make your furniture lose its shine – not to mention you don’t want guests seeing your house in a dusty condition. Dusting is quick and easy, and should be done weekly at the very least!

 

Use Proper Cleaning Materials

Lastly, it’s incredibly important that you are using the proper cleaning materials when taking care of your wooden furniture. If there is no plastic or glass covering the furniture, it’s important that you do not use universal cleaning sprays as it can damage the wood. Only use materials that are specifically designed for wooden furniture!

 

It’s important to remember that your wooden furniture needs love and care. Keeping the furniture clean will extend its life and ensure that it will stay free of stains, scratches and stay shiny. Do you love wooden furniture? Stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture and view our beautiful selection of wooden cabinets, coffee tables and more!