July 25, 2024

Hai Dunmead

Smart Home Planning

Guide to DIY Furniture Maintenance


When you have furniture, you need to take care of it. This can be a little daunting for some people. So, we’ve put together this guide for the best ways to maintain your furniture so that it lasts longer and looks better than ever before.

Vacuum your furniture.

Vacuuming is an essential part of furniture maintenance. It’s important to use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment and clean all sides, back, underside and crevices of your piece(s). You may also want to vacuum any upholstery if you have it.

Dust your furniture.

Dust your furniture.

Dust is one of the main enemies of furniture. It can make it look dull and unattractive, or even cause damage to the fabric of your chair or sofa if left unchecked for too long. The best way to deal with dust on your pieces is by using a vacuum cleaner, but if this isn’t an option in your home (perhaps because you live in an apartment building), then it’s still possible to get rid of most of the dust with some elbow grease–and maybe even some gentle scrubbing! A regular dust cloth will work just fine here; just wipe over each piece until there are no visible marks left behind by dirt particles on its surface.

You might also try using a damp cloth instead: simply dampen it under running water and then use this as an alternative method for wiping away excess grime from surfaces like woodwork or metal finishes (which can be damaged by excessive moisture).

Use a damp cloth to wipe down the surfaces of your furniture.

  • Use a soft cloth to wipe down the surfaces of your furniture.
  • Dampen it with water, but not so much that it’s dripping wet.
  • Wipe down all surfaces and let them dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  • If there is any residue left behind by your damp cloth, use another clean, soft cloth to remove it

Apply a protective layer to keep your furniture looking good for longer.

Apply a protective layer to keep your furniture looking good for longer.

There are several different products you can use to protect your furniture, including:

  • Furniture polish – A quick rubdown with this product will help keep the wood from drying out and cracking. Even if you don’t want to polish every time you dust, it is important that at least once every few months, you apply some kind of protective layer on top of the finish (whether it’s lacquer or shellac). If possible, pick one that contains beeswax rather than petroleum products; this will make it easier for dust to come off again in future cleanings!
  • Furniture wax – Waxes are often used as an alternative method when polishes aren’t available locally; however they tend not last as long because they don’t penetrate into the grain like polishes do so there may be more visible scratches after time passes than with regular maintenance applications done regularly over time.”

Taking care of your furniture will help it last longer

You can keep your furniture looking good for longer by using a protective layer. The right type of protective layer will protect the wood from getting scratched and dinged, which will help it last longer. You should also make sure that you apply the protective layer correctly so that it doesn’t peel off or get damaged over time.

You can use any type of wax as a protective layer: carnauba wax, paraffin wax or beeswax are all great options–just make sure not to use oil-based products like linseed oil because they may stain your wood grain pattern!


You don’t have to be an expert to take care of your furniture. The most important thing is that you don’t let it get too dirty, because if it does then it will be much harder to clean. Make sure you vacuum regularly and dust off any surfaces with a damp cloth before applying any protective layers like wax or oil polish.