The driftwood has a number of applications right from commercial establishments to household decorations. Today, designers are using this wood to create buttons, lamp stands, dining tables, candle holders, frames (for mirrors, pictures, paintings, chalkboards), wind chimes, wreathes, necklaces jewelry & key holders, side tables, coffee tables, fireplace mantels and wall hangings. If you have one of these items, you are lucky enough to find this unique piece, but the most important concern is how to clean it? The nature has already removed their debris and the designer has already given a smooth finish. When you start using them, dust and other particles may start lingering in your driftwood item.

driftwood_christmas_tree_close_up-465x620Whether you are using driftwood furniture or a driftwood Christmas tree, proper care is highly essential to make them long lasting and look great in your establishment.

Here we have some simple ideas to maintain your driftwood items. Let’s have a look.

Care for indoor usable items:

Oil finish items are great inside your home. They last for a long time and give an impressive look to the interior design. If you enhance their finish, occasional light re-oiling and cleaning with a non-building furniture polish would be great. It’s a natural teak so you have to apply an oil finish in order to make it stain resistant. If you are using the furniture in dining area, you have to take extra care, because, foods and liquid may penetrate and stain your furniture. Use a dry cotton cloth or vacuum cleaner to wash the dust particles.

Care for outdoor use:

Over time, the color of your outdoor furniture may fade a little bit depending upon the specific environment and use. In drier climates, the wood will weather gently and the color will slowly fade, but it has more chances of getting dust. In case of moist climate, the furniture is subject to regular dewfalls and sunshine. So, it will weather rapidly. If you avoid caring for them, the discolored areas will slowly increase and the wood will become weak.

For routine light maintenance follow these methods,

–    Use a wet cloth to clean the dirt or water spots. You can use soap and water to wet the cloth.
–    If the spots are tough, use a laundry detergent or household bleach
–    Use a soft bristle brush to clean the dusts