Protect, seal and love ~ taking care of wooden furniture

Posted by Kate Hudson-Reed


Our team has some expert tips to keeping those wooden family treasures intact and protected for generations to come.

Back to basics:

  1. Avoid environmental damage

Sunlight, heat and other environmental elements can wreak havoc on your wooden items. Don’t place valuable furniture in front of uncovered windows or fireplaces, as the light and heat can damage and fade the wood.

  1. Keep it clean

No one really likes to dust, but this chore is one of the best ways to take care of wooden furniture. Airborne particles can build a filmy layer on wood that scratches the surface. Frequent dusting keeps this build-up from happening.

  1. Tender loving care

The best offence is defence! To avoid future damage such as heat damage or water rings, we suggest investing in some coasters, placemats and tablecloths for your wooden furniture.

  1. Hacks for removing stains

Despite your best efforts, at some time your furniture may get stained. Be sure to try and remove it as soon as possible – the longer it sits, the harder it will be to remove.

See below a few hacks passed down through the generations for removing stains:

  • For white rings from wet glasses, apply a paste of equal amounts of white toothpaste and baking soda. Rub into the stain, then wipe off and buff with a dry cloth.
  • For dark spots from water damage, try gently blotting the stain with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
  • For crayon marks, apply mayonnaise. Yes you heard us right! Let it sit for a couple of minutes before rubbing clean with a damp cloth, followed by buffing with a dry cloth.

 

How we can help: give your wooden furniture lasting protection for generations to come.

Seal it

Sealing  wood  protects it from moisture changes, spills, stains and surface abrasions while at the same time enhances its natural beauty. To maintain a lustrous finish on both interior and outdoor furniture and on wooden surfaces, we recommend Hall’s Sealed Furniture Polish – apply once a month for lasting protection.

Protection the Hall’s way

Using Hall’s Protex Wood (Clear/ Mahogany/ Meranti) will give your wooden treasures a fighting chance to last for generations to come.

Hall’s Protex is a superior exterior grade timber coating stabilizer which penetrates and nourishes indoor and outdoor wooden items to provide a weather-resistant and protective sheen.

Hall’s Polyurethane Gloss ‘Q’ and Polyurethane Suede ‘Q’ are varnishes suitable for all interior wood surfaces, perfect to protect your furniture.

Click here to arrange an in-person or a virtual consult with one of our team or chat to our  bot on our website and talk in real-time to one of our in-house experts. Alternatively call us on (033) 394 3976 to place your order.


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