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Five Easy Ways to Preserve Your Furniture's Quality

Posted by Sharon Thomas on

Try as we might, our furniture pieces often fall victim to wear and tear over the years. While there’s no guarantee it won’t happen at some point, we can take preventative action to decrease the chances of it happening, or at least the severity of the damage.

  1. Buy a stain remover with exceptional quality. If you have pets, there’s going to be stains at some point. Consider trying Nature’s Miracle, which many swear by when it comes to removing pet stains. This can be found at most pet supply stores, as well as Walmart and Amazon.com. You’ll add some to the stain with a wet cloth, rub until it disappears/fades, then dry with a hair dryer.
  2. Apply shoe polish to furniture nicks. If you’re wooden pieces have nicks, try shoe polish. Using the foam brush, apply evenly and blow dry. Dents should disappear and you can seal the color after application using a coat of wax.
  3. A little soap and water goes a long way! If your drawers and cabinets are sticky, take a bar of soap of scrub the affected area. Soap has moisturizing chemicals in it that allows the wood to move without restriction.
  4. Invest in a Magic Eraser. Many-a-time has Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser saved the day. This cleaning tool can remove Crayon marks and scuff marks. All you have to do is wet the sponge and rub onto the affected area.
  5. Scratched floors. There are many products out there that promise to restore flooring when affected by scratches, but you can always try the same solution as in #2. Shoe polish is great for removing scuffs and scratches, making your floor look brand new.

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