Wood panels are decorative elements that bring charm, coziness, and sophistication to spaces. To maintain the long-term beauty and durability of these panels, it is essential to follow proper maintenance and care practices.
In this article, we will share tips on cleaning, moisture protection, prevention of scratches and scuffs, as well as guidance on recommended maintenance products. Check it out!
Regular Cleaning of Wood Panels
To prevent the accumulation of dust, dirt, and grease, it is recommended to use a soft, slightly damp cloth once a week.
Start by gently wiping the cloth over the entire surface of the wood panel, without scrubbing or making circular motions. Then, thoroughly dry the panel with a dry, soft cloth, avoiding moisture from penetrating the wood and causing damage.
Avoid using harsh or abrasive cleaning products such as alcohol, bleach, or abrasive cleaners, as they can stain, fade, or damage the panel’s finish. Also, avoid using steel wool or sharp objects that can scratch or mar the wood.
If there are stubborn stains or dirt, use a wood-specific cleaning product, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
How to protect wood panels?
In addition to proper cleaning, wood panels also require protection against external factors that can harm their appearance and structure. Here are some measures you can take to protect them:
- Ensure that there are no leaks near the panels that could cause moisture damage.
- Avoid installing wood panels in areas with high humidity, such as near faucets, showers, or plant pots. Moisture can promote the growth of mold or fungi on the wood, which can cause allergies or respiratory problems.
- Apply a layer of varnish or sealer to the panel at least once a year to waterproof the wood and prevent it from absorbing moisture or stains. Choose a product suitable for the type of wood in your panel and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.
- Avoid exposing the panel to direct sunlight or excessive heat, as this can cause cracks, warping, or discoloration of the wood. Preferably install the panel in shaded areas or use curtains to filter sunlight.
- Regularly check for signs of termites or other wood-eating insects. If you notice any signs of infestation, contact a pest control company to eliminate the invaders and prevent further damage to your panel.
Prevention of scratches and scuffs
It is recommended to use surface protectors, such as felt pads or rugs, under heavy objects and furniture to prevent scratches on the wood panels.
When moving furniture or objects across the panels, lift them instead of dragging them directly on the surface. This helps prevent unwanted damage.
Additionally, it’s advisable to avoid using sharp or cutting objects directly on the panels to prevent accidental scratches.
We understand that maintaining these precautions can be challenging, so we suggest choosing panels with scratch-resistant and fingerprint-resistant technology.
Remember to follow the guidelines provided by manufacturers and consult experts if needed to ensure you are using the best methods and products to care for your wood panels.
With these precautions, you can enjoy elegant and inviting spaces enhanced by the natural beauty of wood panels.
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