Know Everything About Tips on How to Remove the Scratches and Scars
on the Furniture
the condition of the furniture, we can polish them with the wax. Read
on proper guide to polish them in a correct way.
POLISHES fall into two main classes oils and waxes. Both have their
advocates. For a discussion of these see "Furniture Polish"
in the index. After choosing the type you want to use, continue with
it or you may find yourself in trouble. Even a little oil polish on a
treated duster can gum up a waxed finish. Both types are good if they
are used correctly. Oil polishes however should be avoided for blonde
finishes because they tend to make wood a little dark. Select a light
colored wax. Some polishes clean as they go; always read and follow
the directions given for the kind you select.
SPARINGLY. Whether you decide upon oil or wax for your furniture, the
first thing to remember is that it should be applied very sparingly.
If too much is used it will be difficult to achieve a fine polish. It
is better for the furniture, and easier for you, to apply a second
thin coating if this seems desirable, than to struggle with a heavy
application that has made the finish sticky.
WELL. The second things to remember is that there is no substitute
for hard rubbing; do only a few pieces at a time. After you have
applied a thin coating of polish, let it stand a little while
(consult the directions for your brand), then rub it with the grain
of the wood until a clean finger leaves no mark. Finish with a soft
flannel polisher, putting a brush inside the cloth for a good job on
carved surfaces. And if you want the best results possible on chests
and desks, you should take the handles off the drawers.
TO MAKE YOUR
POLISH: a mixture of gum turpentine and raw linseed oil in equal
parts is an old standby; another polish highly recommended by an
expert in such matters consists of equal parts of boiled linseed oil,
turpentine, and vinegar. As with standard polishes, the best results
with these will be had if you use them sparingly and follow them with
ORDINARY DUSTING OF FURNITURE always use a clean soft duster or the
dusting attachment of your vacuum cleaner. Use treated dusters only
on furniture that has been oil-polished.
CASUALTIES TO FURNITURE frequently can be dealt with satisfactorily
at home. Light scratches and scars can often be made practically
invisible by extra hard rubbing with polish alone. Some polishes are
made especially for this purpose. Others contain stains that make
even a fairly deep scratch inconspicuous. In a pinch you can rub a
scratch on dark wood with a cut walnut meat to darken it.
ON DINING AND COCKTAIL TABLES, not protected by special finishes, can
be fairly well prevented by repeated thin applications of hard wax,
well rubbed in. To remove a water mark from a waxed surface, first
try wiping it with liquid wax to remove the old wax finish, and then
apply a fresh coating of wax. To remove a water stain from an oiled
finish use a little camphor or peppermint oil on a cloth wrung out of
warm water containing a few drops of ammonia. If neither method
removes the mark, rub it very lightly, in the direction of the grain,
with a thin paste made of rottenstone or fine pumice, and linseed
oil. Remove this with a cloth moistened with plain linseed oil and
polish the spot. This same technique usually will remove heat spots
too. Cigar ash can pinch-hit for the rottenstone or pumice.
How do I treat
the scratches and scars on the furniture? What shall I do to make the
invisible? Use the oils and waxes according to the type of the
material of the furniture.
When you wax the furniture, you have to remember to applied very
sparingly for a fine polish. Use the soft flannel polisher for the
finishing. Light scratches and scars can be made invisible by extra
hard rubbing with the polish. Water stains on the tables can be
removed using the wax with the direction.