Homemade Furniture Do’s and Don’ts

Keeping furniture clean

Furniture and flooring are two conspicuous interior home decors that leave lasting impressions on guests. These pieces of furniture might come with fabric or leather covers that enhance your home’s upholstery. However, while trying to give the living space an elegant look, homeowners might personalize their comfort. If you are a homeowner that doesn’t arrange furniture modestly; these dos and don’ts will help you.

DON’T

  • Don’t Serve on Wooden Tables Without Using Coasters

Never place a damp pitcher, plate or cold glass on wood parts of your furniture. Wooden tables like those in the dining room should have mats and coaters for cups and plates. The moisture that condenses from cold drinks might seep into the wood from the body of the vessel. Apart from causing water stains, moisture from glass and plastic bottles might reduce the lifespan of wooden furniture.

  • Avoid Heat from Sunlight

The sun is great for many things, warming our faces on a spring morning, keeping our plants alive and providing renewable energy. But the one thing we don’t appreciate its oh so lovely light ruins our furniture. So please, don’t place home furniture under direct heat from sunlight. Animal leather will show signs of deterioration by cracking up, and drying out when their surface is exposed to heat. If you have a smart arrangement of avoiding direct sunlight, don’t place leather furniture close to fireplaces.  The ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight are dangerous to leather covers too.

  • Don’t Use Harsh Cleaning Agents

The use of harsh reagents on fabric and leather furniture will depreciate their value. Some cleaning agents that contain chlorine, silicones, waxes, and oils can react on the surface of your leather sofa. However, it’s worse with fabric-covered settees. Think about the environment too, if you are aiming to use clean energy sources at home, why would you use poison for your fabrics?  Instead, use chemical-based cleaning agents that are mild on fabric and leather-covered furniture. Some folks use local shoe polish to hide stains, but it’s not a reasonable practice.

Furniture cleaning

DO

  • Use Leather Protector Products

The leather on home furniture needs to maintain its moisture level. Use the best leather protector fluids contain moisturizers for the sofa, armchairs, and couches with animal skin. Avoid the application of silicone or alcohol-based leather protector products.

  • Allow Sufficient Natural Light on Leather Furniture

The use of blinds and thick drapes in rooms with leather settees might be impressive, but a little exposure to natural light makes a huge difference. Leather and fabric covered furniture can enhance the comfort of your home. Interestingly, natural light helps to stretch out creases on home furniture.

 

  • Keep Sharp Objects Away from Home Furniture

Regardless of the cover option, keep sharp pointed objects far from home furniture. Sharp objects increase the risk of tears on leather covers. It’s horrible to see stitched leather covers. When sharp objects scratch or your sofa, you can apply a light buff with a chamois to make the impact less visible.

  • Deep Cleaning

The accumulation of dust on furniture is a common condition that occurs every week at home. Regardless of the fabric on the furniture or type of wood, use a soft white cloth to wipe specks of dust. The white colour of napkins will show the extent of coverage. Sometimes, strands for the fur of pets will be visible on home furniture. Wiping off these particles regularly from your home’s furniture will enhance its durability. Deep cleaning of home furniture shouldn’t be left until festive seasons. Instead, it should be made a weekly practice.

  • Gently Remove Candle Wax

Sometimes, it’s inevitable to have stains of candle wax on furniture. Don’t struggle to clean the wax when it drops. Instead, you should allow it cool and harden. Simply place some ice over the stains, and the wax will become brittle. Gently use a plastic spatula to remove the hardened wax. A disadvantage with wax is that it leaves a whitish spot after removal.

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