How to store furniture in MDF

Currently MDF (MaDeFibra) furniture is present in most Brazilian homes. However, this material is more fragile than wood and needs specific care so that its duration and conservation are longer. So we have selected tips for you to put in place and have beautiful furniture longer.

One of the main care for MDF furniture is to avoid exposure to the sun. Sunlight may cause the part to change its color and its characteristics may also be affected. Therefore, be sure to protect your furniture by keeping it in places where sunlight does not shine or with barriers such as glass with protective films or curtains.


Other be careful with MDF furniture it is their protection against moisture. Therefore it is necessary to pay special attention to furniture that is in the bathroom and kitchen, as well as always keep an eye on the walls to notice any leaks. If necessary, use furniture seals near sinks and other objects that may accumulate moisture. Also, avoid spreading towels and other wet parts on your MDF furniture.

Also avoid contact with certain substances such as inks, even pens in MDF. These substances can cause irreparable damage to furniture. And be careful when choosing the cleaning products to use in these furniture. Read the label and be aware if the product is compatible with MDF furniture.

According to ABIPA (Brazilian Association of the Wood Panel Industry), the cleaning of finished wood panels This should be done with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth that is dry or lightly moistened with mild soap and water, wrung out well until no water drops. Abrasives such as steel wool and sharp objects should not be used. To remove stains, use a cloth slightly moistened with an equal solution of alcohol and water.


Try not to put excessive weight on these furniture or lean on them to reach objects that are higher up. This can leave the furniture uneven or even break the part. Take special care if you have children at home, as they often use the furniture and its drawers to support them.

Try not to put warm objects on MDF furniture, because it can leave marks on the furniture. Prefer to protect the material with pan supports so you will avoid further damage to your furniture.

Also avoid the use of sharp objects like knives and stilettos on this furniture, they may end up sliding and marking or cutting the MDF piece.

It is essential to treat these furniture "with love". Handle them with care and try to prevent them from colliding with other furniture. As they are more fragile, it is essential to take extra care during renovations and changes, as a simple push against a MDF furniture can make it altered or crooked. So all care is little.

By adopting these measures, conserving the shape, firmness and beauty of your MDF furniture becomes easier. Therefore, it is worth treating your furniture with the care they deserve and you do not have to buy new furniture anytime soon.

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