How to Clean Wood Furniture
Cleaning Wooden Furniture is not as straightforward as it seems. If you do not take proper measures, you may end up damaging the furniture itself. Consider using a microfiber cloth to remove dust, dirt, grime or mold! Soft, thin microfiber fibers effectively absorb any dirt and water without causing damage to your wood furniture.
Here are some effective ways to clean wooden furniture:
Cleaning Dust from Wooden Furniture
For dust and other small particles stuck in your wooden furniture’s grooves and edges, a microfiber cloth is an excellent option!
Each fiber helps absorb dust when you wipe your furniture. You don’t need cleaning products or water to clean dust from a wooden furniture item! While wiping off dust with the microfiber cloth, you’ll notice it is much easier than any other method you may have tried previously. Long strands have plenty of room to hold the dirt of "those towels".
If you wonder why microfibers are good at catching dirt, most ants can range from 1 micrometer to 100 micrometer in size. Microfibers are smaller than 10 micrometers, and high-grade microfibers used for cleaning are usually 1 to 5 micrometers long. This means that microfiber can effectively absorb most dust particles. Microfiber is also a good charger, so it caters to non-charged dust particles!
Choosing the Perfect Dust Tool
Although there are plenty of options on the market, we’ve enlisted some excellent options to cater to dry, soft wood furniture and wood furniture to effectively remove dust.
Cone of Old Feathers:
The cone of the ostrich ($11, Target) easily removes dust from damaged and sensitive areas. In addition to wooden furniture, dust can be used for items such as silk lamps, mirrors, photo frames, art and delicate combinations.
Non-woven fabric ($6, Walmart) retains dirt. Use it instead of silicone spray, which is not recommended for fine wood furniture.
Wool Dust Umbrellas:
It contains lanolin, which absorbs dust and sticks for cleaning tools. Wood dusting ($ 23, home depot) is also effective in removing dust from carved or folded areas that are inaccessible to fabric. The best part is that it comes with long handles to ensure easy accessibility towards hard to reach places.
Clean cotton T-shirts or reusable diapers are widely used as hoofs. Microfiber Fabric ($ 20 for 3, Bed Bath & Beyond) is another blank dust removal tool.
You also have the option of soaking your microfiber cloth in water before wiping off dust on your furniture. Water helps to release and remove all solvents and impurities and absorbs microfiber impurities. Since you do not want water residues to damage your wood, be sure to wipe the dry microfiber in the area you have just cleaned and complete the work.
Performing a Deep Cleaning
To completely clean solid dirt from your wooden furniture or cabinets, a microfiber towel is your best bet. Ideally you want to use a cleaner designed for cleaning wood. Utilize half a cup of water that is lukewarm with half a cup of white vinegar that has been distilled. Be sure to test this mixture on a hidden wood surface beforehand to make sure it is not harmful to the finish. Also, make sure to not overly use water on your wooden furniture and wipe it dry quickly with your microfiber towel.
Removing Mold or Mildew
If there is a small mold or mildew on your wooden furniture, the above steps will work best. This will help prevent the mold from coming back. You may also want to use a non-abrasive microfiber cloth when cleaning. To get rid of heavy or hard molds, you need to use very strong products that need to be used carefully without damaging the wood. You could also always find a professional mold cleaner if you want to clean a heavy mold, these experts have years of experience and can get the job done in no time.
Cleaning Old-Fashioned Furniture
If you want to know how to clean old or obsolete wood furniture, there are some things you need to pay close attention to. First, always use as mild soap as possible. For example, dishwashing gel is much softer than dishwashing soap. Keep in mind that scrubbing aggressively will damage the surface, be gentle while wiping. Wipe regularly to avoid damaging the furniture. Old furniture requires a delicate touch with a keen eye for detail. Take your time to restore beautifully aesthetic old fashioned timeless furniture.
Avoid Polishing Your Wood
If you want to maintain the finish of your wooden furniture, avoid polishing wood. Polishing causes a change in color on your wood and eventually, your wood loses its lightness. Instead, you may want to use wax on your furniture combined with a microfiber towel. Wax not only helps to enhance the look of your wood, but also provides a protective shield on your furniture to prevent scratches and stains.
Before applying the wax, follow the steps above. The last thing you want to do is catch dust particles in the wax. Wax adhesives can protect your wood for up to two years so consider using them. Apply wax to your furniture as instructed by your brush or microfiber cloth. Utilize a thin coat of wax. Allow the wax to dry and cover the top of the fabric with your microfiber cloth. When sewn, the softness of the microfiber fabric improves. We recommend using our Buff Pro microfiber towels. It gives your wood a shiny finish and is as fresh as ever without damage.
To summarize, here’s what you need to do when cleaning your wooden furniture:
- Choose the right cleaning product.
- Chemical Cleaners can have an impact on the overall finishing of the wood if used over time and may remove it completely eventually.
- The best ways to safely clean your wooden furniture with products such as water-based towels and microfiber.
- Using the right amount of the right products will keep your wood shining for years to come.