Think about the precious pieces of furniture that you have in your home – that 100-year-old armoire passed down from your grandparents, or that large, antique trunk at the foot of your bed. These antique and heirloom pieces are definitely worth a few bucks, but they’re even richer in family value, encased with memories from the generations they’ve served. In order to ensure that these pieces live on with the future generations, they must be properly cared for to preserve their value and aesthetic.
Whether that means keeping up with a regular dusting, or something more intense, like a wax and polish, it’s worth looking into if you want the piece to be treasured for many more years.
Always test a small piece of the furniture with whatever substance you may use (wax, oil etc.) before treating the whole thing, as you never know how it will react on the furniture’s surface. And it is a good idea to consult an antique specialist before treating your furniture with any substance.
In general, follow these rules for your antique furniture:
- Don’t situate it near intense heat such as a fireplace, stove or heating vent.
- Keep it out of direct sunlight.
- Blot up spills immediately.
- Dust regularly.
If your piece is looking a bit worn and you would like to have it revitalized, either to fit in with your décor more, or simply to breathe new life into it, consider having it professionally refinished.
Let the professionals at decorrestore help you with this project. You will love the quality – even the oldest pieces can be revived. Choose from their wide palette of designer quality paints and finishes.
Visit them at their convenient Hamilton location on Nebo Road or call them at 905-381-4269. Discover them online at www.decorrestore.ca for a free estimate.