Making sure you look after your valuable furniture can be a good investment in the long term, should you ever wish or need to resell them. Not only that, but they can be very expensive to repair and clean if damaged, especially if they are antiques. Below are a few general tips that will help you keep your valuable furniture in good condition for as long as possible.
1- What type of furniture is it? Once you have a new valuable furniture, you should decide how you want to use it in your home. Perhaps you just bought a very old antique coffee table for example – do you want to use it practically or simply as decoration? It can be a good idea to identify this early on because any item is more at risk of damage and wear and tear if used in everyday life. Having said that, you might want to simply make sure that the surface is covered by a tablecloth or something similar, to limit the damage any spillages could cause. If you are planning to have an item simply for decoration, then try to place it somewhere in your room that is not near doorways or windows, but where it can still be prominent as part of the décor. It’s also useful to have a dust cover for these kinds of furniture if you want, so you can cover them up when you are not using the room.
2 -Cleaning tips for Wooden furniture When cleaning valuable wooden furniture pieces, you should always use a microfiber cloth, as this won’t damage the delicate surface of the wood. You should also try to wax the item at least twice a year, but make sure that once you have chosen a certain type of wax that you don’t change the brand, as this could really damage the wood. While wax polish is certainly not essential, it will leave a nice finish on the item and keep it in good condition. You should always make sure to dust very thoroughly before waxing also, as otherwise dust can get stuck under the wax. You should generally try to wipe wooden furniture over at least once a week with your microfiber cloth, and you can also use soft paintbrushes to get into any
You should generally try to wipe wooden furniture over at least once a week with your microfiber cloth, and you can also use soft paintbrushes to get into any difficulties or intricately carved areas.
Having some cream metal polish and shoe polish on hand is also great for dealing with watermarks or small scratches. Just make sure you try a little bit out on the item first in a small out the way area that won’t be too noticeable if it reacts badly. For shoe polish, you should try to find a shade that matches your wood as closely as possible.
3- Clean valuable furniture often You should ideally give all your valuable furniture a good clean at least once a week, but more won’t hurt either. Many pieces of expensive furniture can be quite vulnerable to dust and staining, especially if older, and should therefore be given special cleaning attention whenever you can to reduce dirt and dust build-up by using a hand-held vacuum. You may also want to be careful about what kind of products you use on certain furniture, as it may not be suited to the wood, for example. You can usually get a good idea of what you can and can’t use by looking up some details about your piece online or asking at the place where you bought it.