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Tips for keeping your furniture healthy
November 7, 2011

Furniture Medic shares tips for getting black and white marks off your treasures

Oops! You didn’t mean to leave that glass of ice water on the kitchen table, but you did and now there’s a permanent, ugly ring. What’s more, the water can cause mildew that will eat through the finish. Luckily, both these furniture disasters have remedies. With some items you probably have in your home, you can bring your treasures back to their original beauty. Check out the sticky notes for tips from the experts at Furniture Medic by Scott on removing white spots from your furniture. If these quick tips don’t change your furniture’s spots, call Scott at Furniture Medic.

Pets: Man’s best friend, furniture’s worst enemy

Pets are part of the family in many homes, but they are often the unruly members of the family. For them, furniture is a big toy, and the words "expensive" or "antique" are not relevant. If you have furniture that has fallen victim to Fido, there are ways to attack the damage.

The experts at Furniture Medic have a few suggestions for bringing pet-damaged pieces back to life:

- Pet stains can often be removed with upholstery cleaner. Do a test for colorfastness in a hidden area before treating the stain.

- Minor scratches without color loss can usually be repaired without refinishing. Purchase a can of clear spray lacquer in the desired sheen and VERY LIGHTLY spray the scratch. (NOTE: do not attempt this repair on table top surface.)

- When dealing with major pet damage like chewed corners, there are four steps to follow.
Major pet damage checklist:
1. Fill the damaged area 2. Apply color
3. Replace graining 4. Replace the finish

- The original wood in the damaged area cannot be replaced, but using our tips can make a piece functional again and esthetically pleasing.