Do’s and Don’ts of Furniture Maintenance

Do’s and Don’ts of Furniture Maintenance

March 13, 2017

Do’s and Don’ts of Furniture Maintenance

For Leather furniture

Leather furniture is something you buy for a lifetime. It is a myth that it does not last long. Since leather is a natural product, aging brings out its natural patina making it even more beautiful with time. With proper cleaning and maintenance your home can get a rich look and feel. Let’s look at a few do’s and don’ts for proper leather furniture maintenance.

Do’s

  1. Use microfiber cloth for cleaning. Regularly wipe down furniture to avoid clumping of dust.
  2. Dampen cloth to clean stubborn dust
  3. Clean spills quickly with a dry cloth
  4. Do Dust and Vacuum Leather Furniture
  5. Do Keep Leather Furniture Covered

Don’t

  1. Don’t Forget to Spot Test Any Potential Maintenance Product
  2. While cleaning spills don’t spread it by wiping. Use a dry sponge or cloth to soak the liquid.
  3. Don’t Let Stains Set
  4. Don’t use nail polish remover on the stains
  5. Don’t let water soak into the leather.

 

For Linen Furniture

Linen is a strong natural fiber -- woven flax -- that both dyes and wrinkles easily and is often blended with another fiber, such as rayon, for upholstery. It complements contemporary-style furniture but will also add an urbane, elegant polish to a vintage or antique sofa. Linen can handle alkaline detergents and dry-cleaning solvents; the pure fiber is a Code S fabric, which is industry-speak for material that resists solvents. Linen and linen blends can also be Code WS fabrics, and they may be cleaned with water-based or solvent products. Here are a few tips on cleaning linen material.

Do’s

  1. Vacuum -It keeps dust particles out of the fabric, making it appear brighter.
  2. Soak up the stain with a white cloth by blotting {don’t rub}.
  3. Spot clean with {distilled} water and a white cloth.
  4. Use a mild soap with the water
  5. Use upholstery cleaning products with stiff upholstery brush.
  6. Dry clean or machine wash on cold and hang to dry the couch covers. Note that you should do all pieces in the set so that the color is consistent.

Don’ts

  1. Don't push the furniture against the wall.
  2. Don’t ignore manufacturer’s instructions
  3. Don’t use harsh brushes

For Wooden Furniture

One of the many questions that we have after purchasing wooden furniture is “How do we take care of it?" especially when it comes to wood furniture. Care should be taken to ensure the polishing stays put and over time, wood furniture accumulates grime that can't be removed with regular dusting. When this happens, some serious cleaning is in order. Try these methods for spiffing up your wood furniture safely and effectively.

 

Do’s

  1. Clean dust and debris from your wood furniture regularly using a soft damn cloth.
  2. Treat your wood furniture with a silicone-free cleaner or polish.
  3. Fill small scratches up with furniture touch up pens

 

Don’ts

  1. Don't keep your furniture in direct sunlight.
  2. Don't let furniture be exposed to excessive moisture or extreme temperatures.
  3. Don't put hot objects or cold drinks directly on top of your furniture.
  4. Don't use Pledge on wood furniture.

 

References

http://lana-furniture.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-dos-and-donts-of-taking-care-of.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Couch

https://julieblanner.com/how-to-clean-restoration-hardware-linen-furniture/

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-wood-furniture/#.WMOHjlXyvIU

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-wood-furniture/

http://www.esquire.com/style/news/a44009/clean-couch/

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Clean-Natural-Fabric-Couch-33772791

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/lessons/furniture-guide/leather-furniture-facts-and-care-tips/

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Six-Do-s-and-Don-ts-to-Maintaining-Leather-Furniture-/10000000177636291/g.html