7 Ways To Care For Your Wooden Furniture During The Monsoon!
The monsoons are here! While you might enjoy this season while sipping on a hot cup of tea while sitting in your balcony, not everything in our home gets along with this season as well as you do; for example, the wooden furniture in our home. Here are a few steps you can take to care for your wooden furniture and keep it in pristine condition:
1. The basics: Move your wooden furniture away from doors and windows where it can’t come in contact with raindrops or leakages. Garden chairs that are nylon webbed or painted metal should be kept indoors during the monsoons to prevent them from cracking or from chipping off paint.
2. Keep them clean: Keeping the house clean will help ensure that you have the right moisture level that’s conducive to the wooden furniture in your house. Also, air conditioners can be of great help here since they can prevent rise of humidity levels by keeping the air in your home fresh and cool.
3. Avoid moisture: don’t use a damp piece of cloth to clean your wooden furniture. Instead, use dry and clean cloth to clean and to prevent dust accumulation. Dust tends to absorb moisture and this may instead soften the finishing of the wood.
4. Keep them away from walls: Always keep your furniture a few inches away from the wall. Walls tend to get damp during the monsoon and might transfer this moisture to the surface of the furniture.
5. Keep them oiled or waxed: Wooden furniture tends to swell up during the monsoons due to moisture absorption. This in turn causes drawers and doors to get stuck while opening or closing them. This can be avoided by oiling or waxing the furniture. Try and use spray-on-wax if available for a neat and clean finish.
6. Stick to maintenance: Don’t initiate any renovation or beautification work during the monsoon because activities like painting and polishing might not give the best output when done in an environment with high moisture levels and may even spoil your wooden furniture. Instead, just stick to maintenance and cleaning.
7. DIY Solutions: Camphor or naphthalene balls are great moisture absorbers. They’ll also help protect the clothes as well as the wardrobes from termites and other pests. In case you want to go for something more natural, neem leaves or cloves will serve the same purpose.
Tried out any of these? If yes, leave a comment and tell us how well it worked :)