To clean wood furniture sometimes it is only necessary to wipe it with a dry cloth or a duster. However wood must be treated so it ages well keeping the color and brightness of the first day. To do this, it is best to treat it with natural products, as varnishes and enamels only mask the natural properties of wood and it eventually looks ugly; crumbling and peeling, giving furniture a rundown look.
It isn’t enough to keep furniture clean, but it is also necessary to apply a coat of wax or linseed oil periodically so the wood is properly nourished. There are a variety of oils and other natural products that are excellent nutrients for most types of wood and they provide good protection and keep your furniture looking as good as new.
Even if you take good care of your furniture and use all the right products, daily use and the pass of time cause some damage that if it isn’t major, can be solved at home with a few simple tricks. Limping legs, cracks, chips, or dents, are some of the more frequent problems, but they are easy to fix.
The upholstery is often the most difficult to care for and keep clean, especially if there are children and pets in the home. In sofas and chairs, dust and dirt accumulates in the least accessible corners. They are also highly exposed to stains or discoloration from everyday use or exposure to the sun through the windows.
If you care for your furniture and upholstery properly, you will not have to replace them for a long time unless you want to redecorate your house.