Having an oak kitchen table is a luxury in its own kind. It is antique and highly appreciated for its unique quality and designs. It is, not to mention is highly expensive too which means that it is an infestation for your lifetime. Despite the luxury and gorgeous quality it possesses, an oak kitchen tables, as the other expensive wooden furniture, needs extra care and maintenance. A single spot will ruin the luxury as well as the economic value of it. If you still don’t know about how to keep your oak kitchen table’s beauty, here are some oak kitchen table tips for you.
When putting your precious oak kitchen table, location is very important since it cannot stand harsh weather as other precious wooden materials. Choose the right placement. Do not put it directly under the sunlight, or moist places. Overheat of sunlight will ruin the finish of your table and it will make your table cracks. You can avoid it by waxing it with proper wax to shield it from the sun. When you do the waxing, remember to work along the grain for a smoother and thorough waxing. This will give your table a complete protection against the sun and moist.
If your children accidentally stain your precious oak kitchen table, you can use a bit of margarine or butter on the dirty area and use a damp cloth to wipe it. Then, polish the surface to restore the shine of your oak table. You can also use mixture of cigarette ash and olive oil for stronger stains. Run the mixture on the surface and let it for one night. Wipe and polish it afterwards carefully to revive the beauty of your oak kitchen table.
If burnt marks are your problem, you can use toothpaste on the burnt area then polish it. For a severe burn marks use mixture of powdered purnace and vegetable oil, apply it on your oak kitchen table and massage along the grain. Wait for a while, and then wipe it and polish it again to return the luxury of your table.
You can remove dents by soaking the dent area with water for one minute for it to absorb into the wood. If not, you can use a pin and pierce the wood so the water can go through. Place a cotton cloth over the damp area and iron it with a regular iron. It will level the surface of your oak kitchen table.
Act fast when your oak kitchen table is dented or stained to prolong the life of your wood. Prolonging your maintenance will worsen the damage.