Category Archives: Maintaining Finished Furniture

Refinishing is fun, but it’s also hard work. Once you’ve created a beautiful new piece of furniture from a raggedy old hand-me-down, you’ll want to keep it looking nice. There are a wide range of commercial products available to help you maintain your finish.

Choosing an appropriate product depends on what furniture finish you selected for the piece. Forget the spray on polishes or anything containing silicon- they add a nice shine, at first, but eventually soften the finish, attract dust and harden into dull, sticky grime that’s hard to clean.

Protective coatings are divided into three main categories: polishes, waxes, and oils. High-quality products fulfill several important roles. They add moisture to the wood, repel dust, and add shine. They also provide some degree of protection to the underlying finish. Learn which type is best for your furniture and its finish.

Tips for Taking Proper Care of the Furniture

The beauty and elegance of your house depend on the furniture you choose to fill it with. Without the furniture, a house is just an empty building. It becomes your home when you furnish it and put your individual touch to the building. If you have furniture in your house then it is important that […]
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Proper Wood Care Involves Applying Furniture Polish

There are many ways to help wood furniture look its best at all times. Besides keeping wood furniture out of direct sunlight, keeping it in low-moisture areas, not constantly spilling liquids on its surface, and not banging heavy objects on it, another way to keep it looking beautiful is to polish it on a regular […]
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Mineral Oil – Commonly Used as a Wood Finish

A common question that comes up when talking about mineral oil is whether or not it is the same thing as mineral spirits. The answer is “they are related, but they are not the same thing.” Mineral oil and mineral spirits are generally used for two different purposes. What is Mineral Oil? There are two […]
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