Reminder of the rules for storing and operating solid wood furniture.
of wooden furniture can significantly extend its service life and maintain its appearance. There are a number of rules that must be followed to ensure that the surface of these products is not damaged. Especially relevant for lacquered furniture.
Wood is a natural material and therefore each type of wood has its own shape, color and structure of wood fibers.
The beauty of natural wood is characterized by the fact that structure, shape and color are not constant and repeating quantities. When processing wood, it is impossible to achieve uniformity of all indicators, and you can always find places where the structure of the fibers differs from each other, where the color tone changes its shade, depending on the density of a particular section of wood. The combination of all these factors ultimately makes wood products so "alive", natural and beautiful. Wood is a material susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity. Its main property is hygroscopicity - the ability to change humidity depending on the humidity of the environment. Wood is capable of absorbing and evaporating moisture, even if it is covered with protective coatings (paint, varnish, oil, etc.). This property of wood determines that wood products (their parts) can change their linear dimensions, depending on the humidity of the environment. If the room in which the wooden product is located does not maintain a temperature-humid environment favorable for the tree: during a period of low humidity (winter), the tree gives off moisture - the product dries up (linear dimensions decrease), cracks may appear on the surface, and between the elements of the product cracks; in a period with high humidity (summer), the tree absorbs moisture - the product swells (linear dimensions increase). All these processes are the natural behavior of wood products - they are not a marriage / defect.
In order to avoid damage to a wooden product, paintwork, other elements of the product, it is prohibited:
• expose products or their individual parts to strong shocks, contact with sharp objects, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, water, any liquid solutions and substances, high (over 50 ° C) temperatures and chemically active substances;
• independently disassemble wooden products;
• finding products in contact with an unfavorable temperature and humidity environment. Characteristics of a temperature-humidity environment favorable for wood products:
• relative air humidity - from 40 to 60%;
• temperature - from +10 to + 30 ° С;
for the care of furniture (including polished and lacquered):
• Avoid getting gasoline, acetone, alcohol, various solvents, and alcohol-containing liquids on the furniture surface. Try to remove them immediately with a dry, clean cloth.
• Water, while not harmful to the varnish, does not in the best way affect the tree under it. It is also removed with a soft cloth. It is important to do this before moisture gets on the seam.
• Use racks for hot dishes.
• Do not use baking soda and abrasive powders or pastes to clean the surface. • The best care product is one that contains beeswax.
• The optimum temperature for furniture should not be below + 10C and above + 40C.
• Do not install furniture near heating appliances or in direct sunlight.
Wipe the furniture surface regularly with a cotton cloth. Dust particles are microscopic, but abrasive and can scratch furniture when polished. Also, as a preventive measure, furniture should be treated with special antistatic agents, because during dry cleaning, the surface is electrified and attracts dust particles like a magnet.
Avoid any situations in which the surface can be mechanically damaged. Use dish coasters, tablecloths or napkins to protect furniture from heat, dents and micro-scratches that can even appear from decorative figurines. In addition, original napkins and coasters will give your furniture a special charm and individuality, emphasize its value.
The ideal way to care for polished and lacquered surfaces is the "Polish" compound and a piece of soft felt. You should spray polish not on the veneer surface, but on the cloth with which you will wipe it.
Do not expose to mechanical or chemical stress, do not allow water to be constantly on the surface of the product, do not use abrasive sponges, wipe with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water. To clean furniture, use a damp cloth soaked in warm water with a solution of furniture detergent and wrung out thoroughly. Never spill water on the furniture. After processing, the surface should be thoroughly wiped dry with a clean cotton cloth.
Fabric care must be carried out in accordance with the rules and recommendations of the manufacturer. Dry cleaning with a vacuum cleaner, a nozzle with a soft bristle, as hard bristles can damage the surface of the material. Dry cleaning. When dry cleaning upholstered furniture, special chemicals are used for different upholstery fabrics. Proper dry cleaning will keep the original structure and color of the fabric for a long time. It is recommended to keep away from direct sunlight to avoid uneven material fading and loss of its original appearance.