Wooden Furniture has been used for ages and has dominated the furniture industry for centuries. The reason is quite simple. Wooden Furniture is durable, robust, has forest aroma, royal vibes, aesthetically pleasing, warm & friendly ambience, customizable according to tastes & preferences, low maintenance cost, and many more benefits.
However, many customers think that it is challenging & costly to repair & maintain wooden Furniture. Though wooden Furniture is renowned for long-lasting radiant, it is a must to maintain & clean it regularly to retain its original glistening radiance.
In this blog, we will walk you through tips for repairing & maintaining wooden Furniture.
Materials required for cleaning Wooden Furniture
To clean & maintain wooden Furniture, you must have essential materials and use them regularly to retain their original radiance. The following are the materials that you require:
- Baking Soda
- Furniture Oil
- Wood Wax
- Varnish & Paint
- Lemon Oil
- Olive Oil
- Dishwashing Liquid
- White Vinegar
- Cotton Rags
- Cotton Balls
- Microfibre Cloths
- Feather Duster
- Medium-sized Brush
- Vacuum Cleaner
Note: For safety, wear a dust mask and rubber gloves for cleaning & maintaining Wooden Furniture. The materials we have mentioned are optional, and you can keep any of them depending on your requirements & needs.
3 Tips to Identify Existing Treatment on Solid Wood
There are three ways to identify if your solid wood furniture needs a treatment:
- The first way to identify it is by checking the paint quality, whether it’s original radiance has deteriorated or not.
- The second way to identify is to check if the wooden furniture has an oil coating on it or not. You can check that by rubbing linseed oil with a cotton swab. If the oil disappears, it means the wood has an oil coating on it.
- The third way to identify is to check the polish/varnish. You can check by rubbing some wood spirit or wood alcohol on the hidden part of the furniture & leave it for five minutes. If the area becomes sticky, it means the furniture is polished.
Tips to repair & maintain Wooden Furniture
Once you have bought the required materials from the list mentioned above and identified which treatment you need for your wooden furniture, you need to follow the tips below for cleaning, repairing, & maintaining wooden furniture.
Painted Wooden Furniture
Once you have wiped your painted wooden furniture & removed all the loose dust on it with the materials you bought for cleaning & maintenance, you need to clean the stains on the paint.
For cleaning, mix two drops of dish soap in water & keep two microfibre cloths handy. Though wooden carpenters use waterproof paints to paint wooden furniture, you need to check if your wooden furniture paint is compatible with the solution that you made.
To check, take a small cotton ball, soak it in the solution, rub it on the paint, and wipe the area with a clean microfibre cloth. If the paint stays intact, proceed with cleaning your entire wooden furniture with this solution.
Polished Wooden Furniture
Once you have removed dust from your polished wooden furniture, prepare a mixture/solution with equal drops of olive oil & white vinegar.
It is a magical wooden furniture cleaning mixture to remove all stains from wooden furniture. After applying the solution, wipe the furniture with a clean microfibre cloth.
Note: Allow wooden furniture to absorb the oil by keeping it idle for two hours before using it.
Oiled Wooden Furniture
Tea solution is one of most effective & best ways to clean oiled wood furniture coated with polish/varnish. To clean, immerse 4 to 5 black teabags in hot water for 10 minutes. After that, dampen the clean microfibre cloth with this solution and wipe your wooden furniture.
Your wooden furniture will retain its glistening dark polish & gloss. Leave the furniture for 2 hours to let the solution dry before using it.
How to remove fungus, grime, and mold from your wooden furniture?
The first step in removing all the loose mold and fungus is to use a medium-sized brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush nozzle. The next step is to spray the dish soap or a mild detergent solution on the affected areas of the wooden furniture and leave it for a couple of minutes to react with the surface, then wipe it off with a clean microfibre cloth.
Note: If you notice any loss in radiance or gloss, re-wax, re-polish, or re-oil the surface again by yourself or contact your wooden furniture manufacturer/seller.
Pro Tips to implement in daily life to keep maintain wooden furniture
- Keep your wooden furniture away from direct sunlight, which can cause irreversible damage.
- Always use warm water and a microfibre cloth to clean wooden furniture.
- Use black tea bags to remove old polish stains from wooden furniture.
- Keep sharp objects like knives and nails away to avoid scratches & marks.
- Always use a separate clean microfibre cloth for cleaning different wooden furniture.
Tips to make your wooden furniture look like a new one
Apart from the above tips mentioned in the blog, we have more tips that you must incorporate into your routine for maintaining wooden furniture and making it look like a new one for the long term.
Environmental conditions like sunlight and rainy season can cause irreversible damage to your wooden furniture due to dust & grime forming on it.
Hence, it is essential to regularly dust your furniture to make it look like new one. Ensure to use clean microfibre and dusters for efficient cleaning.
Paint the furniture
Wooden furniture is prone to scratches & damages even after proper maintenance & care due to unforeseen circumstances. You can conceal minor nicks and abrade by using a liquid polish.
If the damage is in excess, we recommend coating the furniture with fresh paint to give it a revamped look, and you can even colour it according to your room colour & preferences.
Re-Wax & Re-Oil
If your wooden furniture has become dry, restore its original radiant by re-oiling it. First, clean the surface with a fresh microfibre cloth, then apply lemon or furniture oil in large proportions. Leave the furniture for 15-20 minutes for the furniture to soak up the oil.
Re-wax your furniture if it has a wax-protective coating. Apply the hard wax, and use a clean scrub pad to spread it. Ensure to scrub the tiniest surfaces for smoother application & results.
Magical Coffee Beans
When you are using wooden furniture which has drawers & cabinets in it, there are higher chances of unpleasant odour due to moisture & other environmental conditions.
Hence, we recommend placing coffee beans inside drawers & cabinets, which have magical properties to drive away the odour.
Baking Soda for Removing Stains
Stains are usually developed on wooden coffee tables, dining tables, and side tables due to placing water bottles or liquid drinks. It makes the wooden furniture worn out.
We recommend using non-gel-based toothpaste or a mixture of baking soda or water to remove minor and stronger stains. You must apply them on the stain and gently rub them with a clean microfibre cloth.
After reading the blog, you will have a comprehensive idea for cleaning, repairing, and maintaining your wooden furniture. We recommend following the tips mentioned in the blog for the best results.
Also, incorporate regular cleaning of wooden furniture in your cleaning routine to make the radiant last for the long term. However, if you need more tips or want to buy wooden furniture, contact us, and we will contact you.
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