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Follow these tips to prolong the life of your wooden furniture

Wooden furniture adds charm and class to your house but when it wears out, it can make your house look shabby.

Wooden furniture can last for generations only if you maintain them properly.

1) Cleaning

Use warm water and mild dish soap; just be careful not to soak it. Use an old toothbrush for tough stains. Wipe the dirt off the surface with a soft cloth or paper towels and dry off any residual moisture with it.

2) Protecting

Apply a thin coat of good-quality wax paste. Wait for 5 minutes and buff lightly with a soft shoe brush. Wait for another 30 to 60 minutes and buff again with a little pressure. You will see the shine come back.

3) Placing

Keep your furniture away from direct sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight causes fading, shrinkage and cracks.

4) Polishing

For a quick-fix touch-up, use the appropriate colour shoe polish on scratches and chips to make them less visible.

Top Tip

While having food, if you happen to spill any item, treat the stains immediately by spraying some water over it and cleaning it with a micro-fibre cloth.