Taking care of your wooden furniture may not be your primary concern upon purchasing the item, but years after, you will notice how moisture, heat and time damage your then perfectly fine sets of wooden furnishings. You must have asked yourself, is there a solution concerning how to clean wood furniture?
Are there any available wood cleaners in the market? Yes, of course! Wood cleaners are staples in the home section of every supermarket and grocery store. It won’t be hard to find one. These are chemical cleaners that effectively clean, restore, and polish your sets of wood furniture.
But I am pretty sure that no household head would like to expose their home and their family to harmful chemicals. Good thing is that there are natural means to restore and polish your precious wood furnishings, and you are in the right place because you will discover the top tips on how to clean wood furniture naturally.
Olive Oil + White Vinegar + Lemon
Mix ½ Cup White Vinegar, 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp Vegetable Glycerin (optional), and 20-30 drops Lavender Essential Oil in a spray bottle. Shake it well and spray on the wood surface, then rub it with a microfiber cloth.
Let’s see how each ingredient plays its part in restoring your wood furniture.
One of the primary components of this natural cleaning solution which is Olive Oil is used to moisturize, shine, and protect the wood. White vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar for darker shades of wood wash away the grime that stays on the surface. While on the other hand, lemon juice, aside from being a mild disinfectant similar to vinegar, adds a zesty fresh scent together with the Lavender Oil drops to your cleaning solution. Although optional, Vegetable Glycerin will help the shine of the wood last longer.
Baking Soda + Water + White Vinegar
Mix ½ Cup Baking Soda, ½ Cup water, and 1 tbsp White Vinegar in an empty spray bottle and spray on stained furniture, then rub with a microfiber cloth.
How will it work? Let’s see what these ingredients can do.
Stains caused by water which occurs when droplets are trapped beneath the furniture’s finishing or polish. The only way to remove these stains is by removing the old coating. The combination of baking soda, water, and vinegar will work on removing the old finishing. Just repaint or revarnish your wooden set if necessary.
Things to Remember on How to Clean Wood Furniture Naturally
It is recommended to use a soft wet cloth with the natural homemade solution for stubborn spots. Wipe it repeatedly on the wood surface. Avoid overusing it especially if you have not tried any similar do-it-yourself wood cleaners prior to this attempt. It is advised to test your natural wood cleaner first on an area like the back or bottom part of the wooden furniture to avoid any further damage.