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Cleaning your antiques


If you have some treasured antiques, you will want to ensure that they stay well maintained and clean to show them off at their best, and to ensure they keep their value. Home cleaning services in Southend may be of assistance in this area, particularly the exceptional service offered by Maid2Clean.

There are some steps you can take to keep antiques in good condition yourself, however, if you would prefer to give maintenance a try yourself.  Central heating can be a problem because of the changes in humidity.  For wooden antiques this spells trouble as wood naturally expands and contracts according to humidity levels.  Over time this can make an antique warp and crack.

Protect them by ensuring there is plenty of fresh air in the room. When it comes to cleaning, always use a clean duster or cloth.  You can use orange oil on wooden antique which creates a lovely polished finish.  It won’t leave a waxy residue and is without silicone or linseed oil.  Aerosol sprays should be avoided as they contain agents that can damage your antiques such as silicone oil.

Every few months use a high quality wax paste.  Don’t wax too often as it can create a dull finish and make the furniture a magnet for dust.  With thorough waxing you will see an improvement to the look of the grain and colour of the wood.  It also acts as a protective layer. Take a small amount and use circular motions.  Let the wax dry and then buff it off with a clean duster.

At Maid2Clean, we have domestic cleaners in Southend that can tend to your antiques and any other domestic cleaning requirements. The experience we have gained over the years has enabled us to give the best advice and services when it comes to domestic cleaning in Southend.




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