Friday, January 16, 2009

5 Home Remedies on maintaining wooden furniture

All of us want a neat and tidy home. Now the question comes, how do I do it? Some things come easy like dusting and mopping but there are those little irritants which will never make your furniture look clean no matter how much time and effort you waste in maintaining them. Here are some of my 5 Home Remedies on maintaining wooden furniture.

1.Removing water marks. To remove water marks from your wooden furniture, massage mayonnaise into the marks and leave it overnight. To make it work even better, you can add to that a little bit of salt. Just work the salt in with the mayonnaise—it will give it a mild abrasion. The next morning, wipe off the mayonnaise and the marks will be gone. You can also substitute petroleum jelly, butter or margarine for the mayonnaise.

2. Always wipe of any water spilled over wooden furniture. If you have a gray mark, it means moisture is trapped beneath the finish and can be removed using tip no. 1. A black mark means the moisture has penetrated all the way into the wood -- that's the more difficult kind of mark to remove.

3. Petroleum jelly is really good for furniture that has dried out. Rub it in and leave it overnight or longer and then buff it with a soft cloth. Never buff furniture with paper towels because they will scratch the furniture.

4. Making your own furniture polish. All you need to do is combine one fourth cup of white vinegar and one cup of olive oil in a clean container. Shake well and rub the polish on the furniture with a soft cloth. Wipe it off and then buff the surface with another soft clean cloth.

5. A quick way to care and pack your furniture if you decide to move it put on socks on the legs of the piece in order to avoid breakage or scratches.

11 comments:

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  2. Very informative and great details!! Wonderful blog - Rhuta

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  3. i tried the mayo thingy, works great!! thanks!
    serena

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    1. Thanks...gets a bit stinky for a few days...but it goes away...

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  4. A wooden furniture needs more care and maintenance after a shot term.So it looks good new after it care again.

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  5. so i wonder how sturdy is against chipping
    any idea now that you have had it in your kitchen for awhile

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    1. Chipping can happen all the time since t depends upon how u handle your furniture. putting on old socks while moving your furniture helps chips.

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