Monday, May 30, 2011

Wood Furniture Care

I love the look of wood furniture, but knowing what to do to keep it looking beautiful can be confusing. Here are some ideas to keep your wood looking better - longer.

1. If a piece of furniture has been in a sunny spot and the wood's dried out, you can restore its moisture with petroleum jelly. Rub it into the furniture with a soft cloth until you can see the finish come through. Then, take another cloth and buff it to a shine.

2. Remove excess polish, make a solution of white vinegar and water and put it on a well rung out cloth. This will strip away your old polish without damaging your wood. (If you add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture it'll help re-fortify the wood!)

3. For regular dusting wear cotton gloves, they're easy to wash and they won't leave any fingerprints behind!

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