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How to care for indoor furniture

Frequent cleaning is what helps you keep your furniture in good condition. Below you will find some tips for taking care of your indoor furniture depending on the material they are made of. In this way, their cleaning does not need to be done more than 3-4 times a year, while at the same time you will help to keep them in good condition. If you are able to store the furniture during the winter in a protected place, you will insist on its life even more.

WOOD

  • Frequent cleaning to remove dust and easy stains with a sponge and a solution of liquid soap in warm water.
  • For tougher stains, mix ¼ cup ammonia and 2 tbsp. white vinegar in 1 liter of hot water.
  • Before using a cleaner, whether commercial or natural, Read your furniture manufacturer’s instructions, but also the treatments done to the wood, as well as what to avoid when cleaning.
  • For wood that has not been treated waterproofing, you should take care once a year, early spring, rub and apply a fresh layer Polish.
  • Don’t forget the frequent cleaning under the furniture, especially the sofas water, garbage, mulch are collected.

METAL

  • Rust is the most common problem here. Before doing anything, use a polishing cream to remove as much rust as possible. Otherwise make a mixture of equal amount of white vinegar and water and scrub their surfaces well.
  • Avoid chemical liquids such as ammonia, sodium phosphate (used in metal treatments), alkaline cleaners which worsen rust.
  • Wash the furniture regularly to maintain its original shine.
  • Remove signs of wear and tear with a soft cloth and a very mild scrub type product, found at the outdoor furniture store.
  • If the paint is damaged, remove it with turpentine and paint with an anti-rust varnish before painting with rust-resistant paint.
  • Wrought irons, sandblasted or powder-treated are very durable. Clean them with water and cloth.
  • To make cleaning last longer, cover them with a protective wax cream.

GLASS

  • Dishwashing detergent and general cleaners used on glass surfaces in the home are the most common cleaners.
  • Clean dust and stains stuck to the glass with a gentle, non-scratching cleaner. In the trade you will also find special brushes for glass.
  • After cleaning, spray the glass surface with white vinegar for extra shine and wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
  • Don’t neglect the base of the table. Clean once a month to prevent damage.

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