Maintenance method for rosewood furniture
Crack and contraction are common problems for rosewood furniture for it needs a long period to eliminate the inner stress. Here are maintenance tips for rosewood furniture:
1 Rosewood furniture should be far away from area with strong air ventilation like doorway, window. Avoid exposing directly under sunlight.
2 Do not place rosewood furniture near heating. High temperature may cause crack.
3 Maintain the air humidity in about 70% to 80% and indoor temperature in about 25 ℃. Use the moisture removal function of air-condition in humid weather to avoid tenon deformation for hygroscopic expansion.
4 Clean rosewood furniture frequently with soft cotton cloth. Chemical brightener will cause damage to paint film. In order to maintain the brightness of paint film, you can use walnut oil to wipe the furniture. Crush the peeled walnut and cover it with three layers gauze and then extrude oil. After apply walnut oil, clean the oil with gauze and polishing.
5 Thick glass pane can show the wood grain at the same time of protecting the paint film of rosewood furniture countertop from scratch. Small suction pad should be used to separate glass pane from the countertop.
6 Do not drag rosewood furniture when move. It will cause the looseness of rosewood furniture structure. The correct way is lift the furniture when move.
Waxing technology of rosewood furniture
One of the attractive parts of rosewood furniture is that it does not use oil paint and maintain the natural wood grain by waxing.
First, waxing is divided into open waxing and sealing waxing
Open waxing means leave the wood grain outside. Furniture with high quality wood and good technological level often use open waxing method.
Sealing waxing means fill the pore on wood to increase its smoothness. Raw lacquer is often used for environmental friendly performance, non-toxic and odourless property. Beewax
Second, five requirements for waxing: color, glossiness, smoothness, plumpness, and definition
1 color: waxing is transparent. Waxing film is thin. It has poor wear resistance. But the water repellency is good. It can protect the wood from crack. Therefore, the wood used for rosewood furniture must have uniform color.
2 glossiness: waxing does not have high glossiness as paint. But the glossiness of waxed furniture can be improved by polishing to furniture and wax. But usually customer do not have special requirement on the glossiness of rosewood furniture.
3 smoothness: the smoothness of rosewood furniture is decided by the diaphaneity of diaphaneity and thickness of sandpaper. Grind with sandpaper and then polish by fine cotton ball.
4 plumpness: there are open and sealing selections for plumpness.
5 definition: definition means the wood grain can be seen clearly.
Third, tool and material
180#、240#、320#、400#、600#、1000# sandpaper, polisher, burnishing ball, brush, heat gun, wax, cotton cloth, cotton yarn
Fourth, matters need attention
1 the melted wax should permeate through the rosewood
2 the temperature of heat gun should not be too high during operation process
3 avoid high temperature item and water after rosewood furniture is waxed
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