Last updated 6 years ago
Regular care and cleaning are great ways to invest in your wood furniture. Cleaning prolongs the life and beauty of a piece while removing debris from its surface. Below are various cleaning tips for wood furniture.
Polishing Finished Furniture
The best cleaning agent to clean your wood furniture with will depend on the type of finish, but a lint-free cloth is essential for all polishing. Dab a small amount of wood furniture polish on the cloth and gently rub the surfaces until it shines. Wipe in the direction of the grain with either an oil- or wax-based polish. Once you’ve chosen between oil and wax, use that same choice when polishing that piece every time.
Removing Water Marks on Wood
If exposure to water or steam has left a white mark on your furniture, consider this odd yet incredibly effective technique to remove watermarks: Spread two tablespoons of mayonnaise on a paper towel and press the towel over the watermark lightly. Then, let the towel lie on the stain for 15 minutes. Older water marks tend to be more stubborn. If this is the case, let the towel sit overnight.
Cleaning Painted Wood Furniture
Painted furniture requires simple, regular care to keep it in good condition for years. Once a week, dust your piece and then wipe it clean with a soft cloth lightly dampened with water. Consider adding an oil finish for maximum protection.
Removing Built-up Wax
After living in your home for several years, your wood furniture may develop a waxy buildup on its surface. To remove the buildup, put some synthetic turpentine or mineral spirit on a lint-free, soft cloth and apply.
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