Furniture deserves care
Just as everyone deserves love and care, the furniture that we bring into our personal space also deserves a considerable amount of pampering and attention. Furniture maintenance is fundamental, and essential in order to increase the shelf life and retain the quality of the decor. Over usage of any piece of the product might lead to wear and tear issues, hence, periodic cleaning and processes involving furniture repair will make sure to maintain the durability factor of any furniture.
hen we talk about the importance of maintaining fixtures, it’s not just to keep up the outward appeal, well, to an extent yes, but also to ensure the well-being of the material and the overall structure. Unless you are one of those people who love change and are open to renovating and redecorating your home or office every year or two, these seven courses of action might help you gain a little perspective on the preservation of furniture.
#1. Wise choice of fabric/material
Unless you’re in possession of a piece of good furniture that is a part of your family legacy, it is highly important for you to make wise choices with respect to the selection of fabric for your couches or chairs. The surface material is subjected to regular contact with human touch and is prone to catch dust and debris. Hence, choose a material that is suitable for easy cleaning, making it less of a chore. If you are one of those people known to have butter fingers, spillage is no guest, therefore opt for materials that offer resistance to liquids. Looks matter! But lifespan makes the big picture!
#2. Giving the right space
Yes! Space is an absolute need for human beings, but good furniture is always in dire need of proper space and orientation to keep away from wobbling and other kinds of mishaps. When you try to squeeze a piece of furniture into a wrongly destined spot, or at a wrong angle, it loses its ability to look good, and at the same time damages the overall structural formula of good furniture. Size matters when it comes to the selection of products according to the specifics of the space. Therefore, next time when you go furniture shopping, don’t just pick up a random piece to cover a pit stain on the floor. Give it purpose!
Coming to the stuff it holds, let the furniture breathe, not through oxygen but through space, always remember not to stuff or pile up a wardrobe or a shelf, more than how much it can take. Adequacy is key.
#3. Use lubricants
- Use soap and water solution to clean any metal surface.
- An Alcohol-based cleaning agent should be used to clean steel surfaces.
- Incase of glass furniture, after using soap and water disinfect them with an alcohol-based spray.
- Disinfecting wood furniture pieces with cleaning solutions containing ethanol alcohol or hydrogen peroxide is advisable.
#4. UV rays – a foe of wood.
Keep away from sunlight! Is a phrase that you come across on various occasions. And that is for a valid reason. Not everyone is a fan of tan, discolouration certainly doesn’t look good on wooden furniture making it darker or lighter. Sunlight also damages the elements on wood, causing permanent damage. Since applying sunscreen or keeping the blinds shut all the time is never a solution, make sure to adjust your furniture or upholstery away from windows. Some types of wooden furniture will require a sealant to prevent damage from the sun’s rays – varnish, wax etc. Choose your pick as per instructions and convenience. Summer is right around the corner, this tip will come in handy soon!
#5. A strict ‘NO DUST AND DIRT’ rule.
Investing in good furniture is not the end of the journey. To increase longevity, constant furniture maintenance is inevitable. Because it is wise to get rid of unwanted debris that the furniture. From visible areas to every nuke and corner, dust particles invite themselves in, and settle down at various parts of the furniture. Cleaning them and removing unwanted debris is a knack, you’ll get the hang of it eventually, but it takes patience. Sometimes, cleaning dust particles involves more than just the occasional dusting of your furniture or upholstery. Vacuuming the insides will do the trick. Nobody likes entering a home that will make them sneeze or cough, and blaming the good furniture for it, isn’t fair.
#6. Tiny scratch? Here’s your catch!
It is not uncommon to find scars on the body of any good fixtures like your wooden sofas, tables and chairs. Don’t hate them for it. Especially when you share your home with toddlers, Or when you try to enact a scene from your favorite show. Scratches end up exposing the unstained or unfinished wood underneath, which is usually a different color, making it look not at its finest state. For major damages and scratches, the best solution is to call up your furniture repair guy, he’d swoop in with his handyman tools and give his best to fix things. For tiny repairs and nicks, use scratch cover liquid polishes to conceal the scratches. If you’d like an old-school furniture maintenance tip, mixing vinegar and cooking oil in equal amounts for 1-2 minutes will help.
Here’s another idea!… keep your pets away from treating your good furniture like candy.
#7. Wood maintenance is an art!
Not all furniture can be cared for, in the same way. There are different kinds of wood that require treatment accordingly. The list would go on. Generally speaking, wooden pieces need a bit of periodic maintenance to retain their best form. Use quality furniture cleaning products, polish and sealants. Regular buffing helps to get rid of imperfections and helps provide an even and smooth surface. Good furniture made of wood not only attracts people but insects and pests too. Naphthalene balls and camphor help prevent moisture, thus controlling pests. Roll down a few inside drawers.
At Newmen’s furniture store located in Coimbatore, we provide your furniture with the topmost features with uncompromising quality. With a combination of our quality, and your care, the furniture that you welcome into your space will last longer than you can think, with the least amount of furniture maintenance