Engineered wood veneers are used in applications like wall paneling, where consistency is required over a vast area. They are less expensive than hardwood and come in a wide variety of patterns, making them one of the most popular materials among interior designers and architects. It’s critical to know how to care for your wood veneered panels and furniture once you’ve finished decorating your area with them. This involves being aware of typical sources of damage so that they can be avoided. Let’s go over four things that can harm wood veneers.
- Excessive Exposure to Light
One of the most destructive factors for wood veneers is excessive exposure to sunlight. Over time, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the surface to fade. This form of fading may not be readily apparent, but it will be if objects are placed on the surface and then removed after a period of time. To prevent this, avoid direct sunlight exposure.
Liquid spills on veneered furniture should be soaked up as quickly as possible. The liquid will seep through the veneer surface, weakening the glue and causing the veneer to lift from the substrate if left for an extended period of time. A kitchen towel or clean dishcloth is the finest approach to clean any liquid spills.
- Scratching and Scuffing
Scratches on veneer surfaces are frequently unintentional. Furniture in the home with pets, on the other hand, is more likely to get scratched. Scratches and scuffs are rather simple to remove. Clean any silicone wax or grime with a mild soapy solution and a soft cloth before applying a decent grade furniture polish. If the scratches are severe, you may need to use a wax filler to repair them.
- Lack of Proper Maintenance
Although engineered wood veneers are extremely durable, they require routine maintenance and cleaning to keep their luster for long periods of time. Regular application of wood oils and protective sealants, which assist prevent discoloration and damage to the veneered surfaces, is an important part of maintaining wood veneers.
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