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      Antique Furniture Care

      By cooldude | May 1, 2014

      Antique Furniture CarePerfect for adding that dash of elegance to your home, antique furniture can hike up the character quotient instantly. Having said that, if you want your antique furniture to look as beautiful as ever, it is a must that you take good care of it and a maintain it regularly. Now, antique furniture is quite pricy and even more, great conversation starters. Now that you have all the reasons in the world to take good care of your antique pieces, let’s move into how to take care of them.

      1. First thing that can hamper the texture of antique furniture is extreme temperature. Try to avoid placing your furniture in areas which gets too cold or too hot, this can degrade its quality.

      2. Next factor which can damage your furniture is extreme moisture or humidity. This happens because the hinges, joints, inlays and marquetry contracts or expands when exposed to excessive moisture. Try to place the furniture in any room which has dehumidifier.

      3. Third make sure, that your furniture is protected from mold infestation. Storing the antique furniture in an attic is an absolute no-no, since mold infestation is highest here.

      4. Too much sun exposure can also do away with the appearance of antique furniture. So try to keep the pieces away from spots which don’t get direct sunlight. This will protect it from UV exposure and hence will stay in good shape for longer.

      5. Try to clean your furniture once every 2-3 weeks with a dry piece of cloth. Absolutely steer clear of damp rags if you don’t want to damage your furniture more. If your furniture is wooden, make it a point to wax it regularly, once every year, to keep the shine on.

      6. Last but not the least, while moving antique furniture, and take extra trouble to do so. Never drag it around. Always lift and then move.

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