November 09, 2018

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如何令愛居歷久常新?| How to Keep Your Home Feeling Fresh

屋越住越殘舊,總會令家失去幾分舒適感,但如何令家不再殘舊?從保養傢俱著手絕對是最好的方法。每人家中都總有幾件是木傢俱,你也不例外,對嗎?但很多人不但不會保養自己那件獨一無二的木傢私,還不斷無意損耗它。保養木傢私是一門學問,快點學一學,讓您的家歷久常新!

A house is not a home when it feels old and dirty. It ruins your piece of mind! The best thing you can do to prevent this from happening is to maintain the quality of your furniture. You probably have wood furniture in you home, but do you know how to take care of it? Here are some tips on how you can keep your furniture feeling fresh and clean!

使用木蠟油 | Apply a Wax or Oil Finish

每件木傢私成型前,都必須塗上一層木蠟油作保護,除了可以突顯木材的美感及質感,亦可以減輕磨擦及污漬帶來的傷害。然而,木蠟油會隨著時間及意外損耗,用家需要每一至兩年為傢俱補上木蠟油,增加其耐用度。注意塗刷木蠟油時要順著木紋,才能突顯木材的質感。另外,不要塗上過厚的木蠟油,否則會遮蓋木材的質感及美感。

When wood furniture is crafted, a wax sealant is applied to protect the wood from exterior damage. This sealant also brings out the texture and natural grain of the wood. The bad news is that this sealant fades after a few years. In order to maintain the quality of your wood furniture, you should re-apply either a wax or oil coating every 1-2 years. Make sure you apply this coating sparingly and work along the wood grain.

 

清潔時使用柔軟乾布 | Use Soft, Dry Cloth to Clean

為了避免破壞木蠟油的保護,使用乾布是最有效清除灰塵,但切記要使用柔軟布料減少磨擦木材。有時污漬難以避免,可以做用濕布清潔,同樣切記要使用柔軟布料。

The best way to clean wood furniture is to use a soft, dry cloth. A soft cloth will be more gentle on the wood. A wet cloth may be used when needed but try to avoid this as much as possible as this may damage the wood.

刮花時使用補色筆 | Color in Scratches With a Pen 

長年累年的使用或是意外,必定使木傢俱出現刮痕,大大破壞其觀賞性。修理方法亦非常簡單,選擇與傢俱顏色最相似的補色筆,於刮痕位置順木紋填色即可。如有凹洞等較嚴重的破損,可使用補土塊填補凹洞,待乾後再使用砂紙磨至平滑,最後使用補色筆順木紋填色即可。

Accidental scratches are unavoidable. Fortunately this is an easy fix! First, find a pen that matches or is similar to the color of your furniture. Then color in the scratches along the grain. For more severe damage, you can apply a paste filler to fill the whole. Once the paste is dry, use sandpaper to smooth out the service. Finish the job once the paste has fully dried and color in the filler.

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注意存放環境 | Adjust the Environment

如果陽光長時間照射木傢俱,可以導致木傢俱變色,破壞木材美感。另外,應避免木傢俱長時間被冷氣直接吹射,以免木材低溫下過分乾燥,因而產生裂痕。

When wood furniture is exposed to direct sunlight, the color will fade and may become damaged. You should also avoid placing wood furniture near cold air as this will dry out the wood and cause cracking.

覆蓋木傢俱表面 | Cover the Surface

木傢俱可使用軟布料或軟膠覆蓋,避免受到硬物直接傷害。另外,以餐桌為例,使用軟枱布可以避免木材接觸高溫或低溫,亦避免水份耗損表面的油層保護。除了於餐桌使用軟枱布,用家亦可以於木椅上擺放坐墊,避免長時間使用導致變型,同時增加舒適感。

Wood furniture should be covered with a soft fabric to avoid excessive damage caused from hard object. Take a dining table for example, covering the table with a tablecloth can protect it from extreme temperatures that is harmful to the wood. You could also place a cushion a wooden chair to avoid deformation after long term use.

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