If you've just bought some antique wooden furniture, here are a couple of items you'll need to put on your shopping list.
A bottle of water spot and stain remover
The first item you'll need to get when you next go shopping is a bottle of water spot and stain remover. Even if the antique furniture you've bought is waxed or varnished, it is still possible that any glasses of water you spill on it or any condensation that forms on it may create water spots on its surface, and that any ink, dirt, or food that lands on it could stain it. This is because neither wax nor varnish provides wooden objects with total protection, and the protection that they do provide is temporary, as both substances wear off after some time.
If the current wax coat on your furniture has almost worn off, then the chances are that the aforementioned substances will leave behind spots or stain if they land on it. With this in mind, it's vital to keep some water spot and stain remover in your home at all times so that you can quickly treat any damage you cause when you spill things on this furniture.
Addressing water spots and stains quickly is vital, as the longer you leave them, the more likely it is that they'll bond chemically with the wood or will dry onto it and get encrusted in its grain. In either case, you'll have to use far more of the remover product and considerably more elbow-grease to remove them. As such, it's worth picking up a bottle or two of this spot and stain remover and ensuring you always have some of it in your home.
Some beeswax furniture polish
The other product that you must go shopping for after buying some antique wooden furniture is a bottle of high-quality beeswax furniture polish. Firstly, regularly applying beeswax onto furniture will give your wooden furniture a lovely soft sheen. This is especially important, as whilst antique wooden furniture is often beautiful in terms of how it's designed, its wood can look a bit dull, due to its age.
Secondly, the faithful application of this product to your furniture will also provide some additional protection against spillages, because it serves as a thin barrier. As such, if you use it often, you may find that you don't need to reach for the aforementioned stain and water spot remover quite as much.
For more information about products like water spot and stain remover, contact a supplier.