When you buy new furniture we look forward to what she will delight us for years to come. To ensure that the headset does not lose its original appearance for a long time, it needs care. Owners of good-quality sofas with a strong design
know firsthand what it is to re-tie furniture with a new fabric, owners of cabinets and walls made of a valuable array do not neglect restoration. What rules should be followed to avoid cracks and loss of gloss on the lacquer surface?
The indicators of humidity. Too dry air, as well as high humidity, are not suitable for varnished products. As it dries up, the varnish fades and loses its appeal. Humidity leads to the formation of a fine mesh of cracks. Even the
highest quality product will lose all its charm with such an unsightly surface. Getting rid of cracks is quite difficult. It is better to prevent their appearance using our recommendations:
Do not place varnished interior items near heaters. The distance must be at least 50 cm;
If the room is characterized by temperature jumps, lacquered furniture is not for it;
If the air in the room is too dry, buy a humidifier or regularly put a basin of water in the middle;
Aquariums, wet towels, and plant sprinklers are also excellent humidifiers that help achieve a balanced microclimate.
Direct light source. If the room is located on the Sunny side, do not avoid direct sunlight. With their frequent exposure, the varnish fades, cracks, and becomes covered with whitish spots. There are two ways out: move the interior item to a place inaccessible to sunlight, and close the Windows during daylight hours.
Manufacturers of furniture care products offer waxes for sensitive coatings (including lacquers). It absorbs light, increases the Shine.
Woodworm beetles. They are rare, but they are found in old houses. Turpentine solution will help to cope with insects. Simply wipe the wooden parts of the structure with a cloth soaked in the product. It is better to do this in the summer, when there is a possibility of major airing.
Uneven floor surface. Like any other, lacquer furniture can tilt, standing for a long time on an uneven floor. Eliminate this disadvantage immediately after purchase by using wooden linings under the legs.
Kicks the door. From constant mechanical impact, the lacquered surface can also crack. Move the piece of furniture away from the door to avoid contact, or install a door safety. You don't have to go to the building supplies Department to get it. You can make a rubber fuse yourself.
In a specialized Department will buy a polishing cloth. They are impregnated with wax and have an antistatic effect. After wiping the lacquer coating with napkins, you will provide it with high-quality care and protection.
Invisible to the eye, a thin layer of wax will create a gloss.
In the absence of special care products, wipe it with burdock or any vegetable oil. Only after such polishing, RUB the surface with a soft dry cloth.
Old spots can be treated with milk. Apply it to the surface and Polish with flannel or a piece of woolen cloth.
The simplest method of care is polishing with soap solution. Shine appears after rubbing with felt.
Paraffin will also help to get rid of stains. RUB the spot with paraffin, cover with a paper napkin folded in several layers, put a warm (almost cooled) iron on top for a few seconds.
Add a little crushed white wax and heat until the wax melts. It is necessary to smear the spots with this mixture (not very hot) them with a linen cloth until they disappear.
The surface of mahogany furniture is wiped with tea or vinegar, and then with a soft dry cloth.
To refresh the Polish, mahogany furniture should be wiped with cool water and a well-wrung rag, and then with a clean, dry linen cloth.
Stains on white furniture and doors are removed by wiping the contaminated areas with a cut part of the onion head, and then wiping them with a dry cloth.
Care for lacquered mahogany furniture is good to carry out with a soft cloth, which is moistened with burdock oil, vinegar, tea.
Walnut furniture should be polished with a swab of soft linen cloth moistened with alcohol and vegetable oil for a few drops, making small circular movements in small sections.
Unpolished (matted) furniture should be cleaned from dust with a dry soft cloth.
It is not recommended to use polishing agents, since when they are applied, greasy spots remain on the matted surface, which are very difficult to remove.
Wooden painted furniture is well cleaned with a rag, which is moistened with a cooled broth of bran.
It is recommended to lubricate such furniture with linseed oil and occasionally wash it with warm water with the addition of ammonia.
To remove traces of dirty fingers on painted furniture or walls, you need to wipe them with half a boiled potato.
Metal parts of furniture that have become dull and darkened are recommended to be cleaned with a mixture of dental powder (15 g), ammonia (30 g) and water (50 g). Wipe the hardware with flannel, then apply a cloth cloth
The same effect will give lemon juice, baking soda, and an onion cut in half. Polish the details with wetted ammonia with water (1:2) chalk.
Yellowed and dirty from time wicker furniture is cleaned with a composition for washing fine fabrics or salt water.
Tip: do not place furniture with lacquer coating in rooms with unstable temperature indicators. The distance from the heating batteries should be at least 50 cm. to eliminate excessive dryness in the room, you can put a vase with water. Well suited for the role of humidifier – aquarium. Plants in the interior also help to stabilize air humidity.
Sun. If the varnished furniture is often exposed to sunlight, then its coating will become dim, covered with spots or cracks.
Tip: do not install furniture where the sun will Shine on it. If the space does not allow you to move the furniture, use curtains. They will help protect you from the sun.