Mandate Wooden Furniture Care at Home!
Not sure as to what to do for your wooden furniture to be clean and shiny?
Whether to dust, clean or wax your furniture.
We have some tips and suggestions here!
Don't avoid dusting furniture regularly. Regularly dusting removes airborne deposits that build up a layer and can scratch the surface. Use a clean, dry, soft cloth or feather dusters that will effectively remove dust. To avoid scattering the dust into the air dampen the cloth slightly.
You'll usually want to avoid cleaning wood with water but sticky spots need to be treated with soap and water. Just dip the cloth in mild soap or detergent dissolved in water, squeeze the cloth nearly dry and wipe. Immediately dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Cleaning with Oil polishes, cleaners and furniture oils can protect wood by making the surface more slippery but they do not offer a hard protective layer.
Commercial spray and liquid furniture polishes contain silicone oil, which provides some protection.
Homemade mixture for cleaning wood during Lockdown:
WAX YOUR FURNITURE
Applying wax protects the furniture and helps to reduce surface scratches.
Wax provides a hard finish and long-lasting protection and is more durable than sprays or polishes.
Use paste wax or liquid wax made specifically for furniture. Depending on use, paste wax finishes may last as long as two years. Liquid wax is easier to apply but leaves a thinner coating. It may need to be applied more frequently than paste wax.
Tips for Applying Paste Wax
Put a spoon of wax. Wrap a cotton fabric around the wax ball and knead it until soft.
Rub in a circular motion, one small area at a time, until the waxing is complete.
When the surface dulls, wipe off the excess wax. Use a clean, soft cotton cloth.
For a deep shine, apply a second coat of wax in the same manner. Never use liquid furniture polishes on waxed furniture because they can dissolve the wax.