How to protect furniture during monsoon season
Who doesn’t enjoy having a sip from their cup of tea or a mug of coffee while enjoying the raindrops gliding through the window pain on a cool evening, but nobody enjoys their furniture being hit by those raindrops!
A furniture is a piece of house which makes it a home , and taking good care of it specially during monsoons is as important as taking care of your skin , hair and health during monsoons.
Read more to find out tips shared by a wooden furniture expert, owner of Bengaluru-based East lifestyles Kabir Bhasin who says if you own a piece of furniture , make sure you don’t let it go to ruins.
1) Coat your garden and patio items with ‘outdoor grade polyurethane coating’ and if not, at least get them coated with a generous coating of wax to prevent chipping and wearing off the pain. If you cannot do even this, cover those lying outside with a thick plastic wrap.
2) Stack your wardrobes, cabinets and drawers with neem leaves or dried lavender. Both neem and lavender help keep the pests away and also keep the monsoon odour in clothes and shoes at bay !!
3) Love your sofas and wardrobes stuck to the wall ? Well, give them a little relief by pulling them at least six inches away from the wall, to prevent moisture in the walls to affect them. This is because upholstery and wooden furniture tend to get affected by the moisture.
4) It’s a myth that you should close the doors and windows during monsoons. As against this, let the cool wind blow in, enjoy the breeze, just make sure rain doesn’t come inside the room. Keeping the room well ventilated helps in drying out the moisture on wood faster.
5) Have a furniture with cross sections and edges? Such pieces are the easy targets for moisture. So before the monsoon, make sure you have coated them with lacquer or any other wooden furniture protective coating you can find that in a local market at any furniture shop.