Caring for Your Rustic Wood Furniture

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Caring for Your Rustic Wood Furniture

May 19, 2023 3:18 pm Published by

When you invest in rustic wood and log furniture, you’re investing in furniture that will last you for years to come. However, it’s not just a one-and-done purchase! To keep your furniture in the best condition and health possible, there’s a general level of care you and the family should maintain throughout the seasons. Here are a few tips to keep your rustic furnishings looking and feeling their best!

#1: Dusting

To prevent dust-covered surfaces and buildup, dust your furniture regularly. If you only have wooden furniture in your seasonal cabin or mountain home, make sure to dust it when you arrive and once you leave, even if you cover your furniture with sheets while you’re away! The best material to dust with is a microfiber cloth or duster, so buildup doesn’t fly wild into the air at first contact.

#2: Cleaning

In tandem with dusting, cleaning solutions are fantastic to maintain your furniture’s health and shine. Be sure to use a cleaner that is specifically meant for wood furnishing to avoid damaging the material’s integrity. No harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners should be used on wood. When spills happen, clean them up immediately and gently with a damp cloth to avoid staining the wood. Always spray your cloth or towel first instead of spraying directly onto the furniture!

#3: Inspecting

Be an inspector of your own furniture! Moisture and temperature control are vital to the health of wood furniture, so try to monitor the humid areas of your space. If necessary, invest in a dehumidifier for a certain area. If there’s any chance of damage from pets, guests, or life’s accidents, a polish or protective finish may be needed. Also, seasonal inspecting of wood furniture is great to assess any cracks, splinters, or deterioration. Make any necessary repairs promptly!

#4: Positioning

If you want to give your floorplan a refresh, moving furniture around is a great way to do so! Consider moving wood furniture away from too much sunlight to avoid temperature fluctuations. Also, wood furniture should be lifted rather than dragged, so make it a team effort if new positioning is needed. The legs of your furnishings are just as important as the rest!

Want more tips on how to care for your wooden furniture from Paramount Furniture? Contact us today!

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