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How Do I Remove Stains From Oak Furniture

While oak is very durable against scratches and other damage, spills and moisture can cause long term damage. To help prevent against any damage to your oak furniture, here are some great tips to help keep your furniture in perfect condition.

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Use coasters

Always use coasters and table mats on dining and coffee tables. If you spill a drink, never let the liquid stand – soak it up as quickly as possible.

Mop up spills

Whenever you’re cleaning up after a spill, wipe up in the same direction as the grain to prevent water getting into the wood.

Regularly treat the wood

It’s generally good practice to treat the wood with a natural bee’s wax or lemon oil, to keep the oak in good condition. If you find that something has caused your oak furniture to stain or if you discover a watermark then the first thing to do is check the care guide that came with your furniture. While there are numerous home remedies available, these may have undesirable effects, and cause further damage to the furniture.

Removing the stain very much depends on what caused the damage in the first place and whether or not it is surface damage. If in doubt, it might be best to get professional advice.

Removing water stains and white marks

This method is best done as soon as you notice the watermark on your furniture. By using two tablespoons of mayonnaise combined with cigarette or cigar ashes, surface water marks can be removed. Spread the mixture over kitchen paper and leave on the affected area for fifteen minutes. Wipe away the mixture and then polish as you would normally.

Removing dark stains

Hot items placed on oak can also cause damage and staining, which is another reason to use table mats and coasters on tables. Again, the removal of light, surface stains are likely to be easier than deeper stains. If unsure, always seek professional advice.

Removing dark stains will involve stripping the finish from the wood, and sanding with a fine sandpaper to remove the stain. You will then need to refinish the affected area using Danish-oil. Continue to treat and polish the furniture as you would normally.

Oak furniture has always been a popular choice, whether you're looking for a striking dining room set, a rustic coffee table or stunning sideboard for your entrance hallway, oak creates a warm, rustic look that simply never goes out of style.

There are a variety of reasons that oak is such a popular choice for many people, and among those reasons versatility comes out on top. It's warm, honey colour, suits a range of styles and complements both character and contemporary homes. As oak is a very dense, hard wood, it doesn't scratch or damage easily, so oak furniture is always a solid investment that will last for years. Because oak is so durable, it needs very little maintenance to keep it in good condition - simply dusting your oak furniture will keep it in good condition for years to come.So whether you've fallen in love with the warm oak style, or are simply looking for a striking feature piece of furniture that will make your house a home, we've got a wide range of stunning pieces to choose from.

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Cheshire Oak furniture is fast becoming our most popular range of oak. We have been taken by surprise by the popularity of the Cheshire oak. With its modern D-shaped handles yest traditional oak colour it will fit in well into any style of home.

Rustic Oak This classic country style traditional oak range is very popular. There is a solid range of bedroom, living room and occasional furniture in this category

Hereford Rustic OakThis Hereford Rustic Oak furniture collection oozes timeless country charm. The frames are chunky in design and the solid oak furniture frames stand on tapered feet that perfectly complement the Rustic look.

The Soho Curved Oak range is a welcomed addition to any modern home. Contemporary designs that are hand made using traditional construction methods. This furniture is built to last a lifetime and you will no doubt be impressed by the superior quality and finish of each piece.

London Oak also has a nice light finish crossed with a contemporary minimalist approach to design. This too has proved a popular range.

The French Louis Oak furniture range combines elegant French styling with traditional time honoured construction methods giving a range that is both desirable and practical for everyday use.

We believe we offer great value for money with our oak furniture and remember we offer free delivery on everything and we are online only meaning you pay the cheapest price because we have no massive outlets to rent or pushy sales people to employ to try to sell you insurance, lotions and potions. - We care more about Oak Furniture.