Basic rules of operation and maintenance of furniture
It is obvious that the longevity and functionality of a furniture depends on the proper care of the furniture, therefore, most large manufacturers give clear instructions and specifications on the care and operation of products, indicating acceptable thresholds for temperature, humidity, lighting and other indicators that determine the operational characteristics of products.
Let's figure it out together how to properly care for your furniture so that it lasts for many years and retains its original appearance.
Furniture made from natural materials
To date, the situation is such that almost all furniture is made of wood, particleboard, MDF, plywood, etc. it is extremely sensitive to increased room humidity, since, as a rule, a multilayer paint and varnish coating or surface lamination is not always able to provide absolute protection of products from moisture, due to possible violations of the integrity of the protective layer during transportation or operation. An exception are solid or combined tables and chairs made of glass, plastic and chromed metal, inert to moisture and having a fairly wide range of temperatures acceptable for use.
Varnished surfaces made of wood or veneered chipboard and MDF should be cleaned with a damp soft cloth or special non-toxic cleaners followed by polishing with furniture polish designed for this purpose. Both for varnished (painted) and laminated surfaces - the use of abrasives and hard brushes (sponges, fabrics) that can violate the integrity of the coating is unacceptable.
The laminated furniture surface is cleaned of dirt and grease deposits with neutral detergents or special polishes using soft fabrics (flannel, velvet, suede, cloth). After that, it is worth wiping the surface with furniture polish that does not have toxic or harmful components. It is better to remove dust with soft brush nozzles on the vacuum cleaner or manually with soft sponges and damp cloths.
Care for wicker furniture
To increase the service life and ensure a good appearance of wicker products and rattan furniture, it is worth remembering that: wicker furniture is rubbed with furniture wax every year, dust from wicker tables, chairs, cabinets, armchairs, etc. removed with a vacuum cleaner or soft moistened (for a varnished surface - dry) flannel, suede, velvet or cloth; dirt from wicker furniture is well cleaned using a used tea bag wrapped in a thin cloth.
Care for upholstered furniture
The basis for cleaning furniture fabric: circular movements of the sponge from the contour to the center. Wet spots should be dried with the hot air of the hair dryer as quickly as possible, as dry cleaning is recommended for most upholstery fabrics. Abrasive, coarse products, chemical solutions, and liquids with a high concentration of alcohol, acid, or alkali are not recommended for cleaning upholstery, as they can easily damage the surface and interfere with painting.
In the case of furniture upholstery with genuine leather, it should be remembered that the skin is sensitive to solvents, soapy water and any chemical solutions. Also, the skin does not tolerate high temperatures and direct sunlight. Therefore, upholstered furniture with leather upholstery is placed away from heating appliances and windows.
And finally, we decided to share with you tips on removing stains from furniture fabric. Keep notes and enjoy your health.
12 life hacks to remove stains from upholstery
- Coffee: Wash stain with mild soap and get wet
- Blood: Remove stain with cold water.
- Chocolate: Brush off the dried stain and wash with warm water and mild soap. Get wet.
- Jam: Apply a solution of mild soap with vinegar. Get wet, rinse with clean water and remove excess moisture.
- Fruit juice: Apply a solution of a mixture of ammonia and vinegar, and dry.
- Chewing gum: Cover the chewing gum with ice cubes and scratch off with a blunt object. Apply ethyl alcohol to the fabric and pat dry.
- Red wine: Immediately get wet. Then sprinkle the wet spot with salt.
- White wine: Rinse with a solution of ethyl alcohol and water and dry. Rinse again with a solution of mild soap and water and dry.
- Soft drinks: Rinse with a little lukewarm water and dry.
- Lipstick: Quickly rinse with 10% alcohol solution, dry. Rinse with clean water and dry again.
- Ballpoint pen: Quickly rinse with 10% alcohol solution. Get wet, wet with clean water and remove excess moisture.
- Candle wax: Dry candle wax should be crushed, scrubbed and vacuum cleaned. Cover the remaining stain with absorbent paper and iron.
We hope you find this article useful. Show it to your sales consultants in the salons and to your customers. We want your furniture to serve for many years and maintain its attractive appearance.