Are you looking for ways to clean your great deal of investment, the mahogany furniture in your house? Read this piece to know some good ideas to clean the furniture and make it look like a new one.
Furniture is the most important part of our home, office and garden decor where we can sit, work or relax. Since these furniture serve the purpose for which they are created we also need to take good care of them so that they can be used for long. Mahogany wood is one of the most famous and valuable furniture materials in the world. In color it ranges from pink to reddish-brown as it gets older. One of the great features of this wood is that the mahogany trees are very tall and large which makes it possible to cut long wooden planks to make a broad piece of furniture, especially dining and bedroom furniture.
Cleaning Mahogany Furniture
Home accessories that offer elegance to your home and its decor is a prized possession for anyone and so maintaining their beauty for as long as possible is the responsibility of the owner. Different accessories have different features so their needs are different as well. It is necessary to clean the wood furniture once in a month and polish it once in a week to keep the shine, texture and its rich color intact. We will look at the ways in which mahogany wood furniture in your house can be cleaned. Whether your furniture lies indoors or outdoors, a few minutes spent on cleaning it, will increase its shelf life. Look at the things essential for the cleaning process:
You Will Require
Clean dust cloth
Cleaning Indoor Mahogany Furniture
For indoor mahogany furniture, regular dusting is essential. Use a clean cloth duster to dust the dirt and dust particles from the sides as well as from the cushion of the furniture.
Use a good quality table wax or furniture polish once in a month to keep the furniture look shiny and new. It will also protect the wood from getting damaged due to changes in weather conditions and termites. Fill the spray can with furniture polish and spray it everywhere (on all sides) of the furniture and use a clean dust cloth to apply it evenly. You can apply the table wax in the same way and wipe it off with a clean cloth.
Cleaning Outdoor Mahogany Furniture
Take a bucket half filled with (mild) soap water. Dip the nylon scrubber in the water and scrub the furniture. Never use steel or any other brush as it can be harsh on the furniture and can damage it permanently.
Use clean water to wash off the soap water and let the furniture air dry. This process will help to remove the stains and mildew from the wood.
Apply quality wax or furniture polish on all surfaces of the furniture and rub it into the wood. Use any one option out of the two because using both at a time can cause smudges on the wood.
Make use of wood stain (finishing agent) to bring back the dark color of the furniture if it has started fading. The wood stain solution is specially prepared for outdoor furniture.
For Stain Removal
To remove water stains from the wood, you can either use a blotter cloth or lemon oil. Take a blotter cloth and spread it on the stain. Run the warm iron over the stain till it goes away. If you are using lemon oil, put some amount of it on the stain and let it settle there for the whole night. Next morning wipe off the excess oil.
To conceal the scratches on the dark mahogany wood, dip the cotton into iodine and dab the scratched area and wipe it off with a clean cloth.
To clean milk stains, take a damp cloth, dip it in ammonia and dab the affected area. Clean it off with a clean cloth.
Keep the furniture away from direct sunlight whether indoor or outdoor as it causes the furniture to fade and crack. The furniture, even if kept indoors, can get damaged due to constant exposure to sunlight through a window.
Keep your pets away from the furniture because they can cause great damage to the precious accessory.
These were some ways to clean your beautiful mahogany furniture and some tips to take care of it. Follow these techniques and increase the life span of your furniture.