How to properly maintain wooden furniture
Wooden furniture requires good treatment. If you maintain wooden furniture with the right maintenance product, your wooden table and wooden cabinet will remain beautiful for longer.
Which maintenance product you need for your wooden furniture depends on the finish of the wood. The finish of the wood also protects your wooden furniture against external influences.
Various finishes are possible: soft-touch lacquer, oil layer, transparent lacquer, and a high-gloss or satin lacquer.
We will give you the best possible maintenance advice for your wooden furniture, and we will tell you per finish which maintenance your furniture needs.
Maintain wooden furniture with a soft touch lacquer
The soft-touch lacquer is a protective lacquer that is suitable for oak, walnut, and beech wood.
After the wood has been provided with a soft touch lacquer, the wood retains its natural matte appearance, and the grain of the wood remains visible and tangible. This gives the wood a natural, somewhat rugged look.
The lacquer ensures that there is less chance of circles, and any scratches that arise due to the use of the wooden furniture are often not visible.
In the unlikely event that some minor irregularities such as scratches arise, these can be easily polished away with the Soft-touch polish Care Kit.
We recommend treating your wooden furniture four to six times a year with this set to keep your wooden furniture fresh and clean.
Maintain oil-coated wooden furniture
Is your wooden furniture finished with an oil layer? Then the wood will absorb liquids less quickly so that the chance of stains and circles is very small.
The oil penetrates the wood, causing the wood to become saturated. However, it must be said that oil does not provide the same protection as a lacquer layer. Oak, walnut, teak, and beech are suitable for this oil layer.
An advantage of this finish is that the natural look is preserved. The wood does not shine, and the grain of the wood remains tangible.
your furniture needs to treat three times a year with a recommended product, to keep your furniture as beautiful as long as possible.
Maintain wooden furniture with a transparent lacquer layer
Does your oak or beech furniture have a transparent lacquer layer? Then your wooden cabinet or wooden table is protected against most irregularities. The chance of circles and spots is minimal.
Suppose scratches still appear on your furniture despite the protective lacquer layer. In that case, you can treat your furniture with the furniture oil set, which camouflages the scratches again after the correct treatment.
By treating your wooden table or wooden cabinet about three times a year with this furniture oil set, you keep your wooden furniture nice and fresh, and you can enjoy it for an extra long time.
Maintain wooden furniture with a Whitewash finish
Does your furniture have a nice whitewash finish? Then treat your whitewash furniture regularly with the specific Whitewash Care Kit.
This unique set has a cleansing and caring effect that offers extra protection against moisture, dehydration, and stains.
In addition, it intensifies the transparent white color, and the characteristic grains and knots of the wood are nicely illuminated again.
By treating your wooden table or cupboard about three times a year with this Care Kit, you will continue to provide your wooden furniture with the white layer and give your furniture extra protection for years of living pleasure.
Maintain untreated wooden furniture
To maintain the natural appearance of wooden furniture, it may be that wooden furniture is not treated with a protective lacquer or oil finish.
If you still want to protect this furniture against circles and stains, you can treat it with the Woodcare & repair set.
Because your furniture does not have a protective layer and the life of your furniture needs to nourish the wood and keep it free of grease, we recommend washing your wooden furniture four to six times a year with this maintenance product.
The advantage of wooden furniture, such as a wooden cabinet or table, is that if you have made an unsightly stain in the furniture, it can easily be removed by sanding the wood a bit. Because no lacquer layer has been used for protection, you can not damage it.
You might also want to read our article about: How to treat wood
How do you clean wooden furniture?
The dining table is now the focal point in your home.
You eat at the table, read the newspaper, children do their homework, and you drink a cup of coffee with visitors. It is therefore essential that your wooden dining table is easy to clean.
It is best to remove crumbs with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Do this every day to keep your furniture as fresh as possible. Has a glass of drink fallen over?
Then make sure you immediately pat the table with a dry, clean towel. Also, do this if your table has a protective layer. In this way, any consequences are limited.
How to reduce your wooden furniture from deformation and cracking
Wood is an all-natural item that could shrink and expand, resulting from fluctuating moisture content. We call this working with wood.
The higher the possibility that the wood will expand in the more humid condition.
If the air is very dry, there is a chance that the wood will crack or shrink, and this natural effect of wood is part of a wooden product and is not a complaint that can be resolved.
You can minimize the effect of wood by ensuring good humidity, preferably between 50 and 60%, and you can measure the humidity with a hygrometer.
What do you do if the humidity is too low for your wooden furniture?
Is your humidity too low? Then it is best to install a humidifier; this often automatically adjusts to the relative humidity.
Other solutions are a bowl of water on the radiator because the water evaporates and therefore increases the humidity.
What do you do if the humidity is too high for your wooden furniture?
If the humidity in your house is too high, you can choose to place and turn on an air conditioner.
You can also take a dehumidifier or moisture absorber into your home. In addition, it helps to air your house regularly, so opening a door or window.
Ventilating your house
It is important to ventilate your house to prevent shrinkage or expansion of the wood.
Ventilation is different from airing. Never turn off the mechanical ventilation.
Don’t have mechanical ventilation? Then regularly clean the ventilation grilles or the Permanent ventilation.
Which type of wood is more distorted or cracked?
If you want to choose a type of wood where the chance of deformation or cracking is as tiny as possible, it would be best to choose MDF; Walnut wood also has a reduced chance of shrinking or expanding.
Teak is the type of wood that cracks fastest when the humidity is too high and expands when the humidity is too low.