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Tips to Maintain Your Wooden Furniture

In most Indian household, we get to see a lot of wooden furniture because wood actually represents the tradition and culture of our country. Later on, various other materials were used in manufacturing the furniture to make the items lighter or easily cleanable, but it is the wooden furniture that still dominates over other ones. This is not just for tradition, but also because wood adds to a unique level of sophistication to the entire home. Wooden furniture is costlier than other kinds of furniture and definitely it is because of the quality and the longevity of the items which are far better in comparison to the furniture made from other materials.

But, no matter how much durable a furniture is, if you do not maintain it and keep it clean and shiny, it will lose its luster soon with the accumulation of dirt, dust, oil etc. on it. To preserve the shining of your wooden furniture, you will have to take a little care of them. You can do so by just protecting them from the following factors and thus they will remain gorgeous for a longer time.


Moisture affects your wooden furniture greatly. High moisture level results in swelling of wood whereas low moisture level results in splitting or cracking of wood. High humidity causes the growth of mould on your wood furniture. With the help of humidifier, you can maintain a relative humidity of around 50 percent. Water proof covers can protect your wooden furniture from moisture as well.

Effect of moisture on a wooden study table

2. Harsh Sunlight

Rays of the Sun can change color of your wood furniture. You have to place your wood furniture in suitable area of your home. If you place it in bright area, excessive light will change its shade. Extreme dry conditions will cause cracking in wood. You can protect your wood furniture from direct sunlight by applying a thin screen or film on windows. This screen does not allow to UV light to enter the room. You can also use table pads.

Table Pad to protect the table from sunlight

3. Scratches

Place pads and mats under vases, glasses and cups to protect your wood furniture. Pads and mats save the wood furniture from scratches and stains and heated objects. Do not use plastic or rubber on natural wood surfaces as they may soften and damage finish. If your wooden furniture has some small scratches, you can conceal them with scratch cover product. But if scratches are large, try using a felt tip pen or shoe polish in a color closely matched with wood furniture.

4. Water Rings

Use pads, mats and coasters etc. on your wood furniture otherwise rings or marks may appear on it. You can erase water rings or color rings from your wooden furniture by making a mixture of cigarette ashes and cooking oil.  You have to scrub water ring with a sand paper. Now rub the mixture of oil and ash onto the wood.

Water Rings on a Wooden table

Apart from protecting your wooden furniture from these factors you will have to ensure that the Wooden Furniture is polished time to time. Get your furniture polished at least three or four times in a year. Don’t use excessive polish on your furniture as it may build up a cloudy layer. Wipe off extra polish before it dries. Do not mix different types of polish. Oil makes wax gummy. Clean the surface of furniture thoroughly before changing furniture care products. 

Also, Dust your wooden furniture regularly, otherwise a thin layer of dirt will deposit on them. Soft clothes and feather dusters are suitable cleaning tools to protect your wood furniture. Vacuuming removes dust gently from the surfaces of your wooden furniture. You can use soft towel or soft cloth to wipe out dust. Dust furniture before vacuuming the floors. If the finish is water resistant, a wet towel or cloth will wipe away dust.

Cleaning Guide

And, if you feel your furniture is damaged beyond repair or you want to refurbish your existing furniture then contact the team at KALA DESIGN CO. for a complete hassle free experience of furniture customization and refurbishment.

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