Published On: August 9, 2019 07:45 PM NPT By: Agencies

Monsoon Alert! 5 tips to protect your furniture this rainy season

Monsoon Alert! 5 tips to protect your furniture this rainy season

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Rains are beautiful and as they cleanse the polluted environment, they seem to also cleanse our souls. But the wooden furniture at home suffers the most during this season because wood and water are not too friendly. Here are five simple tips which will save your wooden furniture this monsoon:

1.  Keep away the moisture
Keeping the windows open when the rain stops to let every bit of sunlight get in, also aids a great deal in keeping rooms humidity free. A well-ventilated interior has the potential to take the humidity out of a room or an indoor space. This can also help in keeping the furniture maintained as the movement of air dries up the wood. Thus it is a good idea to have a cross-ventilated room with open windows when it comes to ensuring proper care of wooden furniture.

2. Use pesticide deodorant
Camphor or naphthalene balls are great moisture absorbers. They will also help protect clothes as well as wardrobes from termites and other pests. In case you want to go for something more natural, neem leaves or cloves will serve the same purpose.

3. Use humidifier
Humidifiers are a great investment when it comes to keeping the temperature and dampness in control. Having control over the humidity levels at home would help your furniture last longer.

4. Avoid wet clothes
Avoid using wet clothes to clean furniture at your home. It's recommended to use clean and dry wiping fabrics instead. Moreover, dust should not be left uncleaned during the monsoon as well, as it has a tendency to stick to wooden items.

5. Use lacquer
Depends on the polish of the furniture, apply a coat of lacquer or varnish at least once in two years to fill the pores and increase its longevity i.e. it prevents the wood from swelling.


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