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Tips for keeping your furniture healthy

The Experts at Furniture Medic Share Helpful Hints

Some cleaning jobs are simple. If the floor is dirty, sweep it. If the laundry is dirty, wash it. But furniture care is a bit more complex. The experts at Furniture Medic have some helpful hints that will help you care for all the furniture in your home.

For table rings, there are a variety of methods that work:

- A paste of olive oil and salt can be applied and then wiped off after two hours.

- You can also cover the water mark with mayonnaise and then sprinkle it with salt. Rub the mixture until the stain disappears and then buff until dry.

- The spot can be rubbed with non-gel toothpaste and baking soda. Buff the spot with a clean, soft cloth and then shine the spot with the meat from a pecan.

- After using any of these techniques, check to see if the spot needs re-waxing.

With upholstered furniture, the real tip is frequent vacuuming using an upholstery or brush attachment. But for more stubborn stains, you can:

- Clean washable fabrics after testing for color fastness in a hidden spot. The tag may indicate "W' for water cleaning or "S" for solvent cleaning. Do not use water on furniture that needs a solvent.

- For water-washable fabrics, use a solution of 1/4 cup of high-suds laundry detergent with one quart of warm water, mixed in a blender. Apply just the suds with a medium-bristled brush and then use a wet towel to go over the whole upholstered surface. When the surface is dry, vacuum up any remaining dirt.

Metal furniture is tough, but it still needs to be cleaned to make it shine. Here's how:

- Make a paste with 1/4 cup cream of tartar and baking soda, and then add 2 tablespoons of powdered laundry detergent. Cover scratches with a permanent black marker.

By following these handy steps, you can bring your favorite furniture back to full health!

If after this clean-up project you still feel your furniture needs more attention, call The Furniture Medic by Scott Cramer. The team at Furniture Medic by Scott has the know-how and equipment to take care of all your furniture needs.

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