Furniture in a room adds
to the character of the room. The style of furniture
used in a room is a reflection of the owner's
personality. Type of furniture used and the style in
which it is arranged is a personal style statement.
Wooden furniture is the most popular type of furniture
for any room. Furniture made of wood is an all time
favorite and furniture made out of no other material
has the same effect. We all try to take good care of
our wooden furniture. But the furniture still gets
scratched and stained. Here are a few tips that you
can follow at home to take care of wooden furniture:
Felt tipped pens can be used to hide small
scratches on furniture.
Bottled shoe polish can be used to cover up
stains on furniture.
To hide stains left by cups and glasses, use
abrasive paper to rough up and then rub cigarette ash mixed
with cooking oil.
Hire a professional to polish furniture once
or twice a year.
Do not use household cleaners with ammonia to
Clean finish of wooden furniture with a
diluted mild soap solution.
To protect the finish from damage polish
furniture once a week, using good quality polish.
Do not use polish that contains silicone or
alcohol. Alcohol is the main ingredient in many strippers and
using alcohol can spoil the finish.
While placing hot dishes on the dining table
use a tablecloth.
Do not place furniture in direct sunlight as
the sun dries wood.
Use wooden coaster to prevent stains from
Water spots should be allowed to dry
completely. Then apply mayonnaise not sandwich spread on to a
soft cloth and rub on the watermark. More often than not they
If candle wax drips onto a wooden table, let
it cool and harden. Then place an ice cube on the wax and
leave for sometime. The wax will become brittle, and then use
a plastic spatula to gently scrape the wax off. Polish table
using cream furniture polish and clean cloth.
Scratches can be hidden using a scratch cover
product. Take a clean cloth apply the product on it and rub
gently over the scratch.
Mix lemon oil and 3 parts of olive oil to
make furniture polish at home.
Follow these simple and easy home furniture care
tips to keep you wooden furniture new.