5 Tips on How to Care for Natural Wood Furniture

tips for caring for wood furniture
If you've purchased high-quality natural wood furniture, it can last for many years. But in order to keep your piece looking beautiful and protected from damage, there are a few things that you should do. Here are some tips on how to care for natural wood furniture - and what not to do:

Apply a Coat If You Want to Keep the Raw Wood Appearance

If you want to keep the natural look of your wood furniture, apply a coat of polyurethane or varnish. Apply at least two coats of finish for best results. The first coat should be applied in thin layers and allowed to dry completely before applying another layer.

Consider Using a Stain or a Sealant for Added Color

If you want to add color to your natural wood furniture, consider using a stain or sealant. Stains can be used to change the color of the wood and make it darker, while sealants are more durable than paints and provide protection against moisture.

Stains and sealants can be applied with either brushes or rollers depending on how much coverage you need for each area of your piece of furniture. If applying by hand (also known as "dabbing"), use circular motions while working from top down so that no drips occur near joints where they might be noticeable later on in life!

Clean up Spills Immediately

  • Natural wood furniture can be damaged if you don't clean up spills right away, so it's important that you act quickly to avoid any damage.
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe up spills on natural wood surfaces, or use a vacuum with a crevice tool if the spill is in an awkward spot. If the spill is on carpeting or another fabric surface, use mild soap and water solution instead of water alone (don't forget about those stains!).
ladder back wooden dining chairs

Practice Regular Dusting and Cleaning with the Right Tools

You can clean your wood furniture regularly with a soft cloth or feather duster, but avoid using paper towels, which can scratch the finish. If you have a vacuum with a soft brush attachment, use it to gently remove dust from your wooden surfaces.

If there are any stains on your natural wood console table or other piece of furniture, try cleaning them with an all-purpose cleaner before applying any kind of polish or waxes; this will ensure that you're not just covering up dirt with layers of product. Finally, never use abrasive cleaners like bleach - they'll damage the integrity of both natural and man-made materials alike!

Don't Place Natural Wood Furniture in Direct Sunlight

If you have a wood console table, don't place it in direct sunlight. Natural wood can fade or warp when exposed to too much UV light. If you must place your console table in direct sunlight, apply a coat of sealer first and then wipe off any excess with a clean cloth.

Also make sure not to use harsh chemicals on your furniture - especially ones that contain chlorine (like bleach or ammonia). Chlorine will damage the finish on natural wood pieces over time and cause them to discolor or crackle.

In the end, it's important to remember that natural wood furniture is a long-term investment. You don't have to treat it like an antique or keep it pristine at all times - just follow these tips and you'll be well on your way!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published