Guide to Caring for Your Wooden Furniture This Monsoon

The rainy season brings a welcome respite from the summer heat. However, it can also pose a threat to your precious wooden furniture. Excess moisture can cause warping, cracking, and growth of mould. We’ve compiled a list of care tips you can use to prevent the damage and even fix it in some cases!

1. How to Care for Your Wooden Furniture:

Fight the moisture: Wipe down your furniture regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust and moisture buildup. Avoid using excessive water, and always follow through with a dry microfiber cloth to remove any remaining moisture. 

Keep away from the elements: Rearrange your furniture to avoid direct contact with walls with seepage issues. Of course, keep the furniture away from open windows and balcony doors to avoid exposure to rain. 

Embrace ventilation: Open windows and doors when the weather permits to allow for air circulation and prevent moisture build-up in your home. 

2. How to Care for Your Wooden Flooring:

Doormats matter: Place absorbent door mats outside and inside your entryways to trap moisture & dirt from shoes. Encourage guests to remove their shoes when entering your home. 

Mop smartly: Use a well-wrung mop for cleaning your wood floors. Avoid using excessive water or puddles on the floor. Maybe opt for a solution of lukewarm water and a gentle wood floor cleanser. 

Area rugs for the win: Strategically placed area rugs can help protect high-traffic areas of your wooden floors from moisture & dirt. 

3. How to Dry Wooden Furniture After Rain Damage:

Act quickly: The key to minimising rain damage is to simply act quickly. Thoroughly dry the affected furniture with clean, absorbent rags or cloth.

Fans and dehumidifiers: Consider placing fans and dehumidifiers in strategic areas so that they are able to quickly dry out any wet areas. 

Enlist professional help: In the event of serious water damage, it’s best to consult a professional for a full restoration service for your furniture. 

4. How to Prevent Furniture from Getting Mould?

Maintain air circulation: Ventilation is key in preventing mould growth on your furniture. Keep windows open, and clean your furniture routinely to preserve its beauty. 

Sunshine is your friend: When possible, shift furniture to areas where it could bask in the sun’s rays. Sunlight has natural anti-fungal properties and helps prevent mould growth. 

Use baking soda power: For minor mould growth, you can create a paste of baking soda & water. Apply the paste to the affected area, leave it for a few hours, then wipe it clean with a damp cloth. 

How Can Arrivae Help?

Keep your furniture looking as good as new with these simple tips. Take a look at our blogs and follow us on Instagram for more design inspiration, tips & hacks. Come down to any of our Design Centres for FREE consultations with our expert designers.

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