Vintage wood furnishings are the marvellous creations gifted to us by the glorious past. Crafted in fine details by the skilled hands of deft artisans, these relics of the past are the beautiful and luxurious treasures that everyone seeks to take possession of. Vintage furnishings need special care as the wood is not new and even the varnish has a different chemical composition. As modern wood furniture is way different in texture and finish, techniques you use to take care of contemporary furniture cannot be incorporated for your vintage furnishings too!
Below is given a 3-step guide to help you keep your vintage wood furnishings shiny for the years to come:
Use mild soap and water to clean any stains on the vintage wood furniture. Once the cleaning is done, dry the furniture surface with a towel or paper tissue. When the furniture is completely dry, buff paste wax over the wood surface using a soft shoe brush. This will provide a natural sheen to the furniture that will last for months.
Keep the vintage wood furniture away from direct sunlight as it will shrink and fade the wood. Similarly, make sure that the furniture is not nearby vents or heating units as it will cause the wood to dry and develop cracks.
Your vintage wood furniture too needs make-up! Covering the chips and scratches with matching shoe-polish or a marker will be a great idea to give a beautiful touch-up to vintage furnishings.
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