Wood furniture can add an extra level of beauty to your home, but its aesthetic appeal will be fleeting if you don’t care for it properly. Thankfully, following a few simple maintenance guidelines will help you keep your wood furniture in top shape.
Dusting is one of the best ways to care for your wood furniture. Over time, dust buildup can result in scratches and the creation of a filmy layer that diminishes your furniture’s appearance. Using a slightly damp lint-free cloth is a highly effective way of cleaning dust without the risk of scratching your furniture.
While water-based cleaners or all-purpose sprays usually aren’t recommended for wood furniture, there may be times when you need to clean up a sticky spill. Rather than using an abrasive cleaner, simply dip a cloth in water that has been mixed with some mild soap. Wring the cloth out before wiping down your wood furniture and be sure to dry the furniture after for an effective cleaning solution.
Treated wooden outdoor furniture and other products are typically protected with a wax layer, but over time, you may need to reapply a layer of paste wax to provide continued protection to your furniture. Remember to only apply light coats of wax into your furniture and buff it dry for the best results.