Monsoon dampness cure, 5 ways to protect your wooden furniture this season
Don’t let the monsoon damage your wooden furniture. Here are 5 handy tips to maintain them and prevent moisture from causing havoc to it.Updated: Jul 27, 2018 16:45 IST
Maintaining wooden furniture during the monsoon can be quite a challenge. Some of the best ways to maintain such furniture is to use pesticide deodorant and camphor or naphthalene balls as they are moisture absorbers. Shailander Kumar, CEO of Fanusta.com, and Jade Davies, CEO and interior designer, MKMLuxe Suisse European Decor brand, share tips to protect your wooden furniture this monsoon:
*Keep away the moisture: Furniture upholstery has a propensity to attract moisture from the walls, which eventually affects the wood. It helps to pull your sofas, beds, wardrobes or cupboards six inches away from the walls in order to prevent damage during the rainy season. Keep the windows open when the rain stops to let every bit of sunlight get in which will help to keep the rooms humidity-free.
*Use pesticide deodorant: Camphor or naphthalene balls are great moisture absorbers. They will also help protect clothes as well as 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.
*Use humidifier: Humidifiers are a great investment when it comes to keeping the temperature and dampness in control. Having control over humidity levels at home would help your furniture last longer.
*Avoid wet clothes: Avoid using wet clothes to clean furniture at your home. It’s recommended to use clean and dry wiping fabrics instead. Moreover, dust should not be left uncleaned during the monsoon as it has a tendency to stick to wooden items.
*Use lacquer: Depending on the polish of the furniture, apply a coat of lacquer or varnish at least once in two years to fill the pores and increase its longevity as it prevents the wood from swelling.
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First Published: Jul 27, 2018 16:44 IST