Furniture Hints & Tips
Catch it early!
- Don't wait until your chair falls assunder before contacting us.
- The earlier you detect movement in the joints of a chair the better.
- For us this means a less extensive repair, which is a better repair - which takes less time and costs you less money!
Waxing and polishing.
- When polishing your furniture remember "Less is More"
- People tend to use too much polish and too frequently.
- We find home help and cleaners particularly bad in this area (Sorry we've nothing against you!)
- If using a spray product for convenience remember choose a quality one.
- Don't over apply, spread evenly, then buff off straight away.
- It's a good idea here to use two dusters, one to apply and spread and the second (nice and dry) to buff.
- You'll need to use a bit of elbow grease and speed here to generate some heat to buff nicely. Think of it like polishing a pair of shoes.
- Unless you feel really competent enough to tackle the job in hand this is best avoided.
- We have numerous horror stories, say after a party for example, where something has been damaged and somebody with the best of intentions has taken on a repair job only to make matters much worse.
- This can also inhibit the type of repair job we could have done and force us into a more extensive and costly solution.
Handling and Usage
- Some people tend to be very heavy handed and rough with the usage of their furniture.
- When moving pieces, lift them cleanly from the floor, move them to where required and replace them gently.
- When using a vacuum cleaner try not to "push and pull" the piece out of your way even if they have castors as this can put undue stress on joints.
- Try not to throw car keys, loose change etc; on hall tables as this damages the polished surface. "Use a Bowl"
- When sitting on chairs or soft furnishings try not to let yourself "fall" into the seat as this impacts badly on springs and joint work.