How To Clean Wood Furniture
How to clean wood depends on certain situations, such as if the wood is finished or unfinished. If your wood is unfinished you will never want to use wet products on unfinished woods. You will always clean with dry products. If your wood is severely damaged or porous it may be wise to leave this cleaning to a professional so you do not damage it further.
To clean wood you will need:
- Soft brush
- Diluted detergent
- Cotton balls
- Cotton swabs
- Distilled water
- Absorbent Sponges
- Before cleaning, it’s important to remove all dust. This can be achieved by using a soft brush or the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
- When wet cleaning is necessary diluted detergent is safest used in distilled water. Simply dip cotton walls into the diluted mixture and gently apply the mixture to surface. To access hard to reach areas such as carved or small ornate areas and crevices use cotton swabs. Make sure not to dig into the wood deeply with the cotton swabs as you can damage the wood.
- After cleaning as been completed rinse the detergent off using distilled water. Do not over saturate the wood. Distilled water should be applied in the same manner in which the cleaning solution has been applied using the cotton balls.
- To completely dry the area an absorbent sponge should be used. Gently blot the surface area until all excess water has been removed. Any water that is allowed to sit on the surface will lead to the surface becoming damaged.