Now that winter is over, we wanted to remind our client to remember to take care of their solid wood furniture. So your solid wood furniture will last a life time and age beautifully.
• Dust often. Small particles of dust may seem harmless, but enough buildup can scratch the wood's finish. Dust at least weekly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Stay away from Pledge and other dust polish, as they contain silicones that can soak into the grain of the wood and damage it for good.
•Watch humidity levels. Try to keep humidity levels in your home between 40 and 45%. It’s important to keep your home with a/c or de-humidifier in the summer month to prevent your furniture from warping. If the humidity gets too high, Parts of your wood furniture may absorb excess moisture from the air and expand, and could potentially warp.
• Nourish your solid wood furniture. It is said that if wood furniture could talk, it would be crying out for water during the dry winter months. During winter when heating systems run, the relative humidity of a home's indoor air can plummet to 13 percent or less--drier than Death Valley. That dry air steals moisture wherever it can--walls, floors and furniture. Dry indoor air can suck enough moisture from its surroundings to do permanent damage to wood, causing it to crack or split. These past winter months been especially long and harsh, So it’s very important that you give nourishment to your solid wood furniture -- by rubbing it thoroughly( please follow the grain pattern of the wood) with a hard, carnauba wax to help protect it from drying . We recommend feed-n-wax to polish your furniture once every 3-6 months.
Daily Dos and Don’ts
Blot clean all spills immediately.
Use coasters to prevent sweating beverages from leaving rings on the finish.