Furniture is an integral part of every household. A good piece of wooden furniture is not only useful but it also adds beauty to your home. You spend lot of time and money on buying furniture for your home. Regular care and maintenance keeps wooden furniture in good shape for a very long time. It is very necessary to know about the things that damage your furniture or in dramatic word “enemies” of your furniture.
There are 7 popular enemies of your wooden furniture:
Water is the biggest enemy of wood. It causes swelling and staining of furniture. Therefore wood should never get wet or soaked in water. Never use wet cloth for furniture dusting. If accidentally water spills over the furniture, immediately wipe it and dry the surface.
Wood is very sensitive to humidity. As weather changes, the humidity level in your home also changes. This variation in humidity changes the moisture content of the wood furniture. As a result of this variation the furniture contacts and expands. High moisture content causes the wood to swell and excessive dryness causes wood to split and crack. Therefore it is very important to maintain the correct humidity level in your home. Use air conditioners and dehumidifiers to keep humidity under control.
The UV content of the sunlight damages the finish of the wooden furniture. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight cracks the finish of the surface. So keep the furniture away from direct sunlight. Use thick drapes, blinds and window shades in your room to protect your furniture from direct sunlight.
Placing hot item on the wooden surface damages the finish of wood and leaves permanent white marks or spots on the exposed area. Also excessive heat from the laptops or desktops damages the finish of the table and causes wood to crack. Always use coasters and thick mats to avoid direct contact of hot items with wood.
Things like nail polish remover, alcohol, ammonia products, perfumes etc. are very cruel on your wooden furniture. They take away the shine and finish of the wood and leave a permanent ugly white mark on your exclusive furniture. Therefore it is recommended to use hot mats and coasters on your table and desk when your are dealing with such item.
What to say about sharp object like knives, forks, blades etc. They are very harsh on your wooden items and leave ugly scratches. So always lift and do not slide such objects on your furniture.
Your expensive furniture is an easy food for these parasites. Protect your furniture from them. To read more about termites and their prevention refer to “3 conditions in your home that attract termites” and “11 guidelines for termite prevention”
Take care of your furniture, as they are big investment. A good care will give them a long life.
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