Know Everything About Guidance on Cleaning Marble Surface and Painted Furniture
painted furniture can be waxed to prolong their life. See some
guidance on how to do it.
Plastic or outdoor
furniture also needs the special care to make them resistant
against the weather which can caused stains and grease.
SURFACES ETCHED BY ACIDS from fruit or other sources may be smoothed
with the finest sandpaper obtainable (a hobby shop can supply it)
then polished with putty powder (tin oxide) or jeweler's rouge
(peroxide of iron). Your druggist should be able to get these for you
from a wholesale chemical house. Both materials may be used for an
MARBLE IS WAXED as a protection against stains and scratches. Use a
white water wax emulsion for white and light tinted marbles. Beeswax
dissolved in turpentine is sometimes used on colored marbles, or
Simoniz, or a light paste wax. However, waxing is not essential.
We have gone
into considerable detail on the subject of marble furniture because
information on this subject is hard to get and because special
techniques are required. An added reason is that more marble
furniture is being sold today than in the Victorian era. The methods
described are applicable to all marble and also to alabaster whether
it composes a fireplace, floor, lamp base, or inkstand.
FURNITURE is cleaned by the method described for painted walls
and woodwork. It is often waxed to protect the paint from soil and to
prolong its life.
FURNITURE seldom needs more than a wipe with-a damp cloth, or a cloth
wrung out of lukewarm suds made with a mild soap or detergent. Do not
use chemical aids such as ammonia on plastics. Plastic table tops are
sometimes waxed to improve their gloss and to hide small scratches.
On acrylic plastics (lucite and plexiglas) use a white emulsified
TUBE CHAIRS and tables used in dinettes and kitchens need only a
little washing now and then and a rub with a dry cloth. If salts and
acids corrode them, their appearance can be improved somewhat by
using silver polish but the results are not lasting if the plating
has been damaged. Tube tables of magnesium or aluminum can be rubbed
clean with soaped steel wool pads, rinsed, and dried.
FURNITURE can be kept spic and span with suitable paints and
waterproof varnishes. If in doubt as to the proper finishes consult
your furniture dealer. Cast iron furniture used in the garden must be
protected scrupulously with a good outdoor paint. Before you paint,
scrub off any signs of rust with steel wool dipped in kerosene or the
rust will continue under the paint. A rustproof undercoating of red
lead or aluminum paint is desirable.
CANE, AND BAMBOO FURNITURE
can be dusted
with a dampened cloth or dry untreated duster. Every now and then go
over it with the brush of your vacuum cleaner to dust the crannies. Outdoor
Furniture made of genuine reed, cane, bamboo, or wicker needs
good wetting now and then to prevent drying and splitting. Take it
outdoors and spray it with a garden hose, or wash it with mild
soapsuds containing a little ammonia. The furniture should not be
used again until it has dried completely.
from fruits from on the marble surface can be cleaned with putty
powder. Maintain the marble by Using a white water wax emulsion for
white and light tinted marbles. Use the mild soap or detergent to
clean the plastic furniture, use the wax to improve their gloss. Use
the silver polish on the chromium plated tube chairs to remove the
salts and acids.
Maintain the outdoor
furniture with paints an waterproof varnishes. Bamboo
furniture can easily be cleaned by dusting them, or washed them
with mild soapsuds.