There are many things that can cause buildup, ink stains, water stains or other unsightly marks to your priceless wood furniture. Despite the dusting and shining that may be performed regularly, some wood furniture still requires extra care to keep it looking its best. Below are some tips for keeping your wood furniture clean while maintaining its original finish.
- Periodically give your wood furniture a deep clean – After removing the surface dirt, dip a soft cloth into a gentle to a strong cleaner (such as dish washing liquid and water) wringing it out so that the cloth is damp, not wet, then wipe the entire area until it's clean. With a second clean, dry cloth, dry the area thoroughly.
- Remove stains – Start by removing the old polish. To do this, steep two tea bags into boiling water. After the tea bag cools so that its room temperature, use the soft cloth by dipping it into the tea solution, wring it out then use it to remove excess polish and stains.
- Maintain your wood furniture – To revitalize your wood furniture, especially antique furniture, use the same process above to give it that new furniture look and shine.