Do you like to collect antique furniture in your house? Antique furniture, in addition to high-priced also requires a high level of maintenance. Because if you are wrong there is little to cause defects in the surface of the furniture, it is possible the prices will fell. You certainly do not want it to be a luxury item become damaged goods just because a mistake in treatment?
Although the antique is an old alias, this furniture is generally higher resistance than furniture production now. This is because the wood used is generally derived from an old tree that has the quality and thickness that are very nice. So do not be surprised if the furniture is capable of up to many decades old.
Today, the hobby of collecting antique furniture is rampant in Indonesia hit society. Those with deep pockets usually utilize this hobby as well as an investment. Understandably, the new furniture prices generally reach millions of dollars, could lose with antique furniture that cost hundreds of millions to penetrate. This is mainly due to the age and historical value contained in the furniture. The older the furniture then a relative price would go up.
If you are a collector of antique furniture, treat your favorite objects with the following tips:
1. Do not use sharp objects for cleaning stains
Susceptible to the bottom of furniture stain very strongly. It is true, faster cleaning a stubborn stain it with something hard and sharp. But if you do, it will only leave scratches on the surface of the furniture. Do not let you do this foolish thing because it can ruin the aesthetics of furniture.
2. Routinely clean the furniture
Furniture also needs to be cleaned of dust that charm intact. The trick was not difficult. Use Sulak made from nylon to wipe. Avoid wiping with a cloth to wear because the fiber is able to scratch the surface of the furniture.
3. Place it in normal-temperature environment
As we know, the temperature of the moist air can cause mold growth on wood. Humidity can also damage the wood thickness. Meanwhile, if the furniture is often exposed to direct sunlight, the color will fade quickly. So be sure where to put this furniture normal temperature and is in the middle of the room.
4. Clean wicker furniture with brush
For those of you who are more interested in collecting wicker furniture, you can clean between the webbing just use a soft brush. The way is simply by rubbing the brush in the same direction until the grime is gone.
5. Use the brush to clean the sidelines of the wood
Do not forget also to remove impurities that accumulate on the sidelines. Usually these impurities inherent strong enough and tough if cleaned with a rag to wear. Therefore, you can make it easier with the help of a small brush. Be careful when doing this fifth step.
6. Coat it with wax/furniture upholstery liquids
Liquid furniture upholstery or commonly called wax protects the outer side furniture from dirt and scratches. First pour a few drops of wax to the fabric fiber/chamois. Furthermore wipe the entire room. Repeat the steps until the entire surface evenly coated furniture.
7. Polish the furniture once every 3 year
Furniture if left alone and treated so definitely the color gradually fades. Refinishing is needed so that beauty can be raised again. Finishing is done must also maintain the initial character of the antique furniture.