There are some things that come in and out of style. Like monochrome color schemes and pop art, for example. Then there are certain things which should stay out of style for good, such as avocado-colored bathroom suites. But others will stand the test of time and will always look good in your home provided they are used in the right, and these include materials such as wood.
If you look around your house, then chances are you’ll see plenty of it. From your furniture to your skirting boards, perhaps your window frames, and more than likely your internal doors. Wood has stayed so popular for many reasons. It is versatile and can be used in many ways, it’s stylish, and it is durable too. But like most things, that is provided you take good care of it, of course!
The doors in your home are perhaps not something you would like to change on a regular basis. So if you would like to lengthen the life of your wooden doors, read on to find our top tips:
Treat them with respect.
It goes without saying really that if they get mistreated, battered and abused, they are not only going to look bad but might also need replacing too. Slamming doors can cause them to split, as can-kicking a ball into them and falling into them too so watch your temper, games, and your step! Just being careful with them will help them last the distance.
Treat them with a product.
Whether it be varnish or even paint, there are ways to protect your doors to make them more hardwearing. Over time, some of this might rub off too, but the beauty is, you can either do touch-ups, or you can entirely re-paint, and they will look better and be protected once more.
Treat them to a spring clean.
If your doors are looking a little tired or grimy, the chances are they might just need a good clean. Wood soap and proper polishes are available, and if you just put a bit of elbow grease in, you might find that the doors you thought looked bad would look brand new again meaning they won’t need replacing for years!
Treat them to a new look.
If you are in need to upgrade the look of your doors that have been painted in the past, you can get them dipped. Rather than you spending hours and hours soaking and sanding off the paintwork yourself, there are specialists who will literally dip your doors into the product which will remove the offending color. And it might not be as expensive as you think! It makes it much easier for you to then re-paint them in the color you want, saving you having to buy brand new ones.
Wood is an incredibly useful, warm, inviting, and affordable material to use in your home, and it has the added benefit of being multi-functional. Invest in the best you can afford and take care of it over the years, and you’ll only have to replace things rarely too.