Wooden furniture has always been very popular in India, since it not only offers stunning looks, but also lasts very long if it is taken care of appropriately. Be it your dining table, or a highly cherished family heirloom, everything requires maintenance to stay in good looks and shape. The plywood furniture at your home is a stout investment that must be taken care of in a proper manner.
Here is a set of some power-packed ideas on how to take the best care of plywood furniture at home:
- Dusting is a must under any condition, and in any environment. Doing it once in a week is a great rule of thumb.
- Grime that enters inside cracks and other highly intricate areas of wooden furniture can deteriorate the finish and cause discoloration. Therefore, utilize a brush to frequently wipe out dust, food particles and oils from these hard-to-approach areas to prolong the life of your plywood furniture.
- Stains from spilled liquids are almost inevitable at homes, particularly those having pets and kids. One has to make efforts to avoid stains settling deep into furniture. To tackle accidental spilling of liquids, just clean it within minutes to avoid tougher hassles later on.
- When cleaning wooden furniture, always refrain from using strong abrasive cleaning pads like those with copper bristles. They may create scratches in the wood. A softer touch, of a cotton cloth or sponge, is recommended for wooden furniture.
- If possible, only apply specialized wood cleaning solution on the furniture while following the instructions printed on the label. When using a specialized cleaning solution, perform a test on a smaller spot first to stay assured it is not going to do any damage to the wood.
- Furniture that experiences high volume of traffic is more prone to dents and other damage. Desks for instance are often hit by visitors’ chairs that unfailingly causes dents. Wooden furniture can be safeguarded using edge-guards. There are inconspicuous foam guards available that can be attached to the edges of furniture to serve as protection.
- Humidity and moisture can damage your furniture. So, place your furniture in a properly ventilated area or ensure such exposure to the furniture, at least for some time everyday.
- Constant and direct exposure to sunlight can steal the grace and allure of your furniture. So, place your furniture in areas where it does not get exposure to direct sunlight, or make best attempt to minimize the gravity of the direct exposure.
On the whole, only a little bit of awareness and prudent actions on your part can result in long life of your home furniture while offering full value for the money invested.