- How to clean your furniture
To clean wooden surfaces, use a neutral pH detergent and warm water in a well-wrung cloth. Afterwards, you should clean it with water and finally dry it.
- Be cautious about what you put on the wood
Newly painted surfaces are susceptible to scratches, only reaching final strength after a month. Tape and other strange substances such as adhesives and moisturizers can soften the treated surface and cause the paint to peel off.
You should avoid sharp objects so you don't scratch the material; hot or wet objects to not stain and be careful with the weight of certain objects to avoid deforming.
- Attention to the environment
Just as certain materials should not be exposed to the sun, so does wood because it dries and it can shrink when exposed, causing cracks that damage the furniture. Using curtains can be a solution to avoid this situation.
When it comes to humidity, you should keep a distance of 5 cm from the wall, in order to avoid stains and a musty smell.
Air conditioning is another risk. When in a permanent contact with air, wood can lose its shine.
- Be careful with the cleaning products
To preserve the appearance and finish, be aware of not to use:
- Alkaline or aggressive cleaning products,
- Preparations containing abrasives,
- Abrasive tools.
For furniture and surfaces for public use, it is also important to remember that disinfectants that contain a high concentration of alcohol or alkaline substances, such as 70% alcohol, should not be used.
- Don't accumulate dust
Clean your wooden furniture (at least) once a week, leaving no dust to accumulate and avoid the layers of dust that can stain the surface. Also, keeping it clean will increase its durability.
Also, because this material is sensitive and robust, it is necessary to move them carefully so as not to damage them.
12 October 2021