Furniture plays a vital role in interior design. It is what turns a house into a home adding ample amounts of comfort and style. They are an absolute necessity to make any space significant and functional. It makes the house look well stocked and equipped. It also provides warmth and an “at ease” experience.
Accidents are bound to happen where one ends up damaging their favourite piece of furniture. And thankfully, some furniture repairs in Sydney have some great tricks up their sleeve to repair furniture. Down below are some common ways to fix common damages.
1. Cleaning Grime
No one likes dusting, it’s a mundane task, but it’s essential to remove the thin layer of airborne dust particles. Dusting surfaces with a soft cloth is the best approach to clean grime.
If it’s tough to get off, a solution of vinegar and water mixed in equal parts helps.
Restoring scuffed furniture is a bit labour intensive. If it’s a wooden surface, rubbing a mixture of pumice and mineral oil into the scuffed area with a fine grade steel wool and wiping it clean with a cloth gives excellent results. If it’s leather, then rubbing leather oil followed by conditioner later should yield good results. Many people use olive oil and baby oil, but that DIY won’t last long as the leather is porous as it absorbs liquids. Once the oil is completely absorbed, the workmen will distribute it between the leather fibers and the natural oils present in the leather are stripped away, or displaced. Though rubbing oil will result in a shiny new piece of furniture for the moment, in the long run, it will turn flaky, cracked, and will lose its flexibility.
On wooden surfaces, one can sand out cuts or slightly deep scratches by moistening the sanding paper with water or lemon oil. The body, sanded lightly, will reduce the unevenness and smoothen out any protruding splints. One should do sanding in the direction of the scratch or the cut. This is also a bit labour intensive. Once done, one can use baking powder mixed with sawdust to fill in the cut, and after removing the excess, it can be sealed with a thin layer of cyanoacrylate or CA glue. After the glue dries, a little bit of sanding will make the furniture brand new.
If it’s a piece of leather or pleather furniture, then one will need a leather repair kit. If the cut or the tear is inconveniently big or in an odd shape, leather glue, Sub Patch, and a filler are warranted. Fixing leather or pleather furniture requires more skill. One needs to assess the damage done, prepare the area by trimming the uneven edges, using tweezers to insert the sub patch behind the torn area and securing it with glue, applying the filler and building a layer, and finally applying the colourant with a sponge.
Furniture repair is an art, and when the damage is beyond what one can handle, one must leave it to the experts to fix it.
The process often includes the involvement of chemicals, tools, and skills that most of us do not have.
Getting furniture, carpets and rugs deep cleaned is recommended, especially when one has pets or is prone to catching allergies. It is also essential to do this in
office spaces or where a lot of people use furniture.
Great furniture makes a lot of difference in the living space, and furniture repair and maintenance is the key to it!