Pre­vent­ing Sun Dam­age

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PROTECT YOUR PRICE­LESS AN­TIQUES FROM FAD­ING TOO FAST.

While it’s great for you and your plants, hav­ing a home drenched in sun­light at all times of the day can in­crease the risk of dam­ag­ing your fur­ni­ture, es­pe­cially if you have an­tique pieces. Here are a few tips for pro­tect­ing your val­ued ar­ti­facts from too much sun.

Take pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures. Dust and pol­ish reg­u­larly, and use a pro­tec­tive coat­ing wher­ever pos­si­ble.

Limit the sun’s rays. Drape your win­dows with cur­tains, hang blinds or layer on a win­dow film that blocks UV rays. You can eas­ily open up the win­dows when you’re home or have guests over to visit.

Think about heat. The sun isn’t the only po­ten­tial source of dam­age—be sure to keep fur­ni­ture away from air vents where blast­ing hot air could po­ten­tially harm your an­tiques.

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