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Caring For Your Commercial Furniture: Metal

Aug 13, 2008
Metal furniture whether it is chrome, wrought iron, or some sort of steel can make a lovely addition to any home. You can find various pieces of metal furniture in all manner of decors from those that are classically inspired to those that are more modern. Regardless of the overall design theme you are trying to create for your home, one thing remains certain: your metal furniture must be properly cared for in order to prevent potential problems down the road and to maintain and sustain its beauty.

Keeping Your Chrome Furniture Clean and Protected

Chrome creates beautiful and durable stools and chairs that are quite popular for their appearance as much as their strength. In order to maintain both the strength and rugged good looks that chrome presents in commercial furniture it must be properly maintained and cared for. If you do not have a great deal of experience dealing with chrome it can seem a bit new and different but some concepts are much the same as working with any other pieces of furniture. Spills must be attended to immediately for best results. You do not want to allow liquid to linger long around any type of chrome furniture or items as it can cause an alarming amount of damage.

For everyday cleaning it is generally fine to do a bit of dry dusting of your chrome furniture. For deep cleaning and to remove sticky stains that may be left behind it is a good idea to use water and a mild soap. It is extremely important however that you make sure you dry it well and dry it completely before moving on. Water and chrome are not good companions.

Chrome is an attractive option that works well in modern decorating styles as well as a nice 1950's diner style. Regardless of your reason for using chrome it is an investment that is wise to protect. If you care for your chrome furniture it will last quite a while making it an attractive and durable addition.

The Care and Cleaning of Wrought Iron Furniture

When it comes to metal furniture one of the most common and must beautiful to many people is wrought iron furniture. If you really want your wrought iron furniture to last a lifetime or longer then you need to take excellent care of it during your lifetime. Frequent dusting with a dry cloth is an excellent way to keep dust and debris from building up and causing problems of their own. In addition occasional washing with water and a mild detergent is recommended in order to lengthen the life and maintain the beauty. It is vitally important however that you thoroughly dry your wrought iron furniture and never allow it to sit in standing water. Rust is a constant concern and water is enemy number one. You should also avoid allowing condensation to build up on your wrought iron furniture by keeping your home overly humid.

For amazing protective results you should use some form of car wax or furniture spray designed specifically for wrought iron furniture for added protection and a little 'sprucing up.' Your wrought iron furniture will serve you well as long as you take the steps above as preventative maintenance.

There are a few things you can do if you ever begin to notice rust spots appearing on your wrought iron furniture. Most wrought iron manufacturers offer touch up paint. It is highly recommended that you purchase this paint and keep it easily accessible.

Once you begin to notice rust spots (the weld points are usually the first place you will see rust make its appearance) you can attempt to rub lightly with a steel wool pad and kerosene (for slight problems) or a wire brush for more advanced problems. Be careful to avoid damaging the paint whenever and wherever possible but be prepared to touch up the paint if necessary. Once you've finished your repairs and the paint (if needed) is dry you should apply wax in order to prevent further rust damage.

Caring for Your Steel Furniture

Steel furniture is becoming more popular these days. This is particularly true in modern kitchens that are utilizing stainless steel appliances to compliment modern decors or as part of an elemental design style. If you are bringing steel furniture into your kitchen you need to make sure that you are comfortable with the proper care and maintenance of your new steel furniture. This will prolong the life of your furniture and make you much happier along the way with your decision to use steel furniture.

Dry dusting, like many other metal surfaces, is a great way to keep dust and such from building up into problems. This is a great practice to get into on a daily basis. Once a week or as needed according to use, abuse, spills, and such you should wash your steel furniture with a mild soap and water and completely dry. You will also want to take great care to avoid streaks when drying. Coffee filters are actually great for drying and avoiding streaks.

You also want to make sure that you avoid abrasive cleaners on steel surfaces, especially painted surfaces as they can not only damage the steel finish but also the paint. Never place hot items directly on the surface, keep painted steel furniture out of direct sunlight as this can cause fading and patchiness, never use sharp knives to cut or chop on the steel surface. Always use a cutting board.

Metal furniture can greatly enhance the beauty of almost any home, office, or business when properly cared for. By learning the proper procedures for caring for your metal commercial furniture you are increasing the value and lengthening the usefulness of your furniture exponentially. These simple steps are not difficult to follow and when followed with great care and attention can bring about amazing results and increase your overall satisfaction with your metal commercial furniture purchases. Try them out; you will be amazed at the difference it makes in your furniture over time.
About the Author
Mr.Nibbinsworth has been writing for Laytrad Contracts about cafe furniture and cafe chairs for several years off-line and has recently started to write online. Get a 5 year quality guarantee on all contract furniture including hotel furniture at http://www.laytrad.co.uk/
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