antique dining room chair

Care And Maintenance Of Your Antique Dining Room Chair

Owning a great piece of antique furniture brings a certain kind of glow to your living room. Not only will it inject a certain air of history into your surroundings, but it also affords you a sense of affluence, because, well, antique furniture cost a fortune. However, how your antique furniture performs aesthetically and maintains its durability depends on how you care for it.

How do you take care of your antique dining room chair, then? This article contains a few guidelines which you can follow.

1) Never EVER use furniture spray cleaning products to make your antique dining room chair shine. Simply wiping it with a soft dry cloth will do the trick. It could take a while to get that shine you want, as opposed to simply spraying it with Pledge, but you’re sure to better preserve your antique arm chair’s quality this way. Also, if your arm chair was not really meant to by shiny, don’t force it, or you’ll just ruin its intrinsic beauty.

2) Do not scrimp on the wax. Antique furniture is expensive, so you should only complement it with top quality products, otherwise, you’ll be defeating the purpose. There are high quality beeswax that may be imported from England. However, if you don’t have enough money to import good wax, just wipe the arm chair with a cotton cloth.

3) Do not use coarse items to clean your furniture. This means feather dusters are out of the picture. The broken feathers could nick your antique arm chair and cause unwanted marks. While these marks can make your furniture look more antique than ever, it could open up pockets in the woodwork that can cause decay.

4) Antique furnitures have to be placed in certain temperatures only to preserve their value. If your house is dry during the winter, you should get a humidifier. Conversely, if its too humid in the summer, you should get an air conditioner.

5) Handle your antique arm chair gently. Because it’s an antique, chances are, no replacement parts are available. If an inlay gets loose, keep it in a safe place until somebody, an expert on fixing antique furniture, comes. Do not attempt to do the reworking yourself if you have no idea how. With antique furniture, ‘winging it’ will not cut it.

Because antique furniture is costly, they should be treated and cared for in the same way we do for ourselves. YOu got yourself an antique arm chair, so you should be prepared for the consequences. The experience does not end after you buy it. They require continuous care so you should be ready.