Ways To Cleaning Wood Furniture Pieces
These days, wood furniture and wooden products are most popular than any other. Whether your furniture is oiled, painted or polished, there are specialty cleaning products to keep your wood looking new for years. Gather product information about your wood furniture. If you have old wood furniture and are unsure of the type of wood or treatment used on the wood, take a small piece, such as a chair, to a furniture store and ask an expert. You can ruin your furniture by using the incorrect products. Wipe oiled wood furniture daily with a soft cloth to remove dust. If you notice white spots on oiled wood, remove them using a small amount of toothpaste. Make homemade furniture oil to clean wood furniture using equal parts boiled linseed oil and turpentine. Mix ingredients thoroughly and apply with the grain of the wood using a soft cloth. This concoction or any commercial furniture oil will penetrate the wood’s pores and restore natural luster if used only a few times per year.
Vacuum painted wood furniture daily using a brush attachment. Gently wiping the surface with a soft, dry cloth will work just as well.
Remove smudges and fingerprints from painted wood furniture using a damp sponge. Wring out the sponge thoroughly, as excess moisture can warp or stain wood. Clean polished wood furniture using liquid furniture polish, paste wax, or aerosol. Paste wax fills scratches and only needs to be applied two times per year; liquid is easier to apply than paste, but requires more frequent application, at three to four times per year; aerosol polish is easiest to apply, but contains silicone which can make your furniture slippery and may cause buildup.