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Solid Wood Furniture Care

Solid Wood Furniture Care

March 09, 2017

Starting to think about cleaning your wooden furniture and concerned you are not doing it right? We can help! As one of the only North American made wood furniture sellers in Canada, we can provide you with some tips on how to protect your furniture and keep it clean and beautify for years. 

  • Don't avoid dusting furniture. Clean, dry, soft cloths or feather dusters will effectively remove dust; however, to avoid scattering the dust into the air, where it floats until landing back on furniture surfaces, dampen the cloth very slightly.

  • You'll usually want to avoid cleaning wood with water. However, sticky spots may need to be treated with soap and water. Here's how: Dip the cloth in mild soap or detergent dissolved in water, wring the cloth nearly dry, and wipe the area. Rinse and immediately dry with a clean, soft cloth.

  • Most commercial spray and liquid furniture polishes contain silicone oil, which provides some protection. If you have used sprays and polishes in the past or suspect that furniture has been polished with them, be aware that residues can interfere with refinishing and may need professional attention.
  • If the top of wood furniture is slightly scratched, apply paste wax or use a felt-tip touch-up pen first before cleaning.