Last week we shared tips for the cleaning and care of your upholstered furniture and other fabric decor items. Today’s focus is on the wood furniture pieces in your home.
Quality furniture is a significant investment and is typically expected to last for generations. Wood is still the most common material used in the furniture-making industry and has specific guidelines for care that should be followed in order to maintain its level of beauty. To expand the life of wooden pieces in your home, please follow the routine maintenance guidelines outlined below.
What should you use to clean your wood furniture?
Polishes contain detergents, emulsifiers and mineral oil. Detergents clean the dirt from the furniture, emulsifiers enable the piece to last longer, and the mineral oil is left behind as a barrier against dirt and moisture. There is no grit to harm the finish, no wax to build up on the surface, and no silicone to raise the sheen or become a barrier to prevent touch-ups and refinishing.