How to Make Fireplace Mantels Last Longer
When you get a new mantel for your fireplace, it is an investment in your home or business. For this reason, you should try to take care of your mantel to help it last longer by reducing the risk of damage and stains. The following are some tips to prolong the life of your new fireplace mantel.
To reduce the risk of scratches, gouges, and other damage, never set hard or sharp items directly on your mantel. Instead, display your cherished items on a protective mat or doily to protect the surface of your mantel.
To reduce staining, never set glassware directly on your mantel. By using a coaster, you can reduce the chance of moisture damage or rings that can stain your mantel. However, it is best to avoid setting any beverages or liquid-filled items on your mantel if possible.
You can reduce the risk of discoloration by dusting your mantel regularly. Use a specially-designed duster that attracts dust to avoid pushing dirt into the grain and causing a darker coloring.
When hanging decorations for seasons or holidays, use mantel-friendly hardware. For permanent display items, have a specialist install the hardware for you.
If you are looking to replace your current mantel, SoCal Fireplace Mantels gives you the option of helping to design your own custom fireplace mantel in Orange County. With a custom-designed mantel, you can choose the style, texture, decorative carving style, and color patterns that you would like so that your new fireplace mantel better suits your personal tastes.
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