If you have allergies and want to keep the dust down to a minimum in your home, and preserve your antique furniture, this article tells you how to dust. There are three things you should know before you dust: dust, at least, two times a month, make sure to buy a good dust polish, and, if it is summer, partial crack a window so you are not disturbed by the dust.
The first thing you need when dusting antique furniture is to use a blue cloth. When it comes to dusting most people use white cloths, but a lot of antique furniture has black and brown wood that you don’t want to diminish, using a white cloth may do so. A blue cloth bring out more of the black and brown wood while dusting the antique furniture.
Vinegar, Lime and Hot Water
The second thing you need when dusting antique furniture is vinegar, lime and hot water. Dip a blue cloth in 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar, 3 tablespoons of lime and 2 cups of hot water. Wipe down the antique furniture and dry off with dry blue cloth in between wiping with the wet blue cloth. Three times wipe off the antique furniture and dry off three times.
The third thing you need when dusting antique furniture is furniture polish, any brand you like. Follow the directions on the bottle of the furniture polish but make sure to use the whole bottle in a period of three days. You are going to wipe down the antique furniture thoroughly every day until the whole bottle is gone over a period of 72 hours.
Vegetable Oil and a Red Cloth
The fourth thing you need when dusting antique furniture is vegetable oil. You are going to need three tablespoons of vegetable oil. Pour the vegetable oil on to a red cloth and wipe down the antique furniture. Using a dry red cloth, wipe over it before wiping down once again with the red cloth with the vegetable oil on to it.
Spray with Warm Water and Wipe with Paper Towel
The fifth thing and final step you need to do when dusting antique furniture is to spray with warm water. Fill a spray bottle with warm water and spray down the antique furniture before wiping with a paper towel. Do so, two more times, before buffing with blue cloth.