A beautiful finish or style is provided by woodwork.It is usually covered with wax, stain, oil, or varnish.It’s great to have wood in your home, but it can be hard to clean for fear of damaging the wood.Most of the products you need to clean your woodwork can be purchased at a home improvement store.At grocery stores, you can find many ingredients in homemade cleaning solutions.
Step 1: Dust the woodwork.
To remove dust from the woodwork, use a dusting cloth, duster, or hose attachment on a vacuum cleaner.Dust in the direction of the grain.Dusting before cleaning makes it easier to remove the dust from the product.Microfiber cloths grab onto dust better than any other type of cloth.
Step 2: You can choose a cleaner.
There are lots of cleaners on the market that can be used to clean woodwork and other household items.You might want to buy a cleaner instead of making one to make sure you don’t damage the wood with the wrong type of cleaning solution.You can use spray or liquid cleaner.Magic Cabinet and Wood Cleaner, Murphy’s Oil Soap, and Method All-Purpose Spray are some of the well known wood cleaning products.You can buy a cleaner at a home improvement store.
Step 3: The cleaner needs to be put on a cloth.
You can put the cleaner on a cloth.It is possible to spray the solution directly onto the wooden surface if you use a spray.You don’t need to use a lot of solution, just consult the directions on the bottle.You can use cloth, microfiber, sponge, paper towel, or rag.To make sure the cleaner is okay, test it on a small spot of woodwork.
Step 4: The woodwork should be cleaned.
Rub the cleaner over the woodwork once you have it on the cloth or surface.Rub it into the wood.Make sure the woodwork is covered.If you run out of cleaner, apply more.When you are happy with the result, stop.Don’t forget to clean the sides that are not in front of you if you are cleaning cabinets or doors.If you are worried about skin irritation, you can wear cotton or rubber gloves.
Step 5: If necessary, go back with a toothbrush.
If there are small spots, you can use a toothbrush and soapy water to clean them.Go over the surface once more with the cloth after scrubbing until there are no spots left.The surface should be allowed to dry.It should not be necessary to wash the surface with water after cleaner has been used.The woodwork should be dry in a few minutes.
Step 6: You can use white distilled vinegar.
A bucket with half a cup of vinegar in it.Warm water can be added to the bucket.If you will be cleaning a lot of woodwork, you may want to double this amount.If you want a better smell after you have finished cleaning, you can add almond or coconut oil and 10 drops of lemon or orange essential oils to the bucket.Put the solution in a bucket or spray bottle.Make sure you use the correct type of vinegar.The woodwork can be damaged by vinegars.To be sure, test a spot of solution of the woodwork.There is a strong smell that lasts for a while.That’s why essential oils are used.
Step 7: Put a cloth in the solution.
If you are using a spray bottle, spray a few sprays onto a cloth or directly onto the woodwork.If you decide to keep the cleaner in a bucket, you should dip the cloth into the bucket.Before washing, make sure to wring the rag out thoroughly.It is important to ring out the cloth before cleaning because excess water can damage the woodwork.A cloth or rag can be used to clean.The wood could be damaged if a sponge is used.
Step 8: The surface needs to be cleaned.
In a circular motion, wipe the cloth over the woodwork.It should be moist.Clean all the surfaces, corners, or edges.If the rag becomes dirty, put it back into the bucket.Don’t clean until you’re happy with the outcome.Even if you are using a spray bottle, you can keep a bucket next to you.
Step 9: Take care of the surface.
You need a fresh, clean cloth to clean the woodwork.There is a circular motion over all of the woodwork.Excess water can cause damage.The surface should be as dry as possible.Continue the cleaning and buffing process until the woodwork is as clean as you desire.If you clean again, buff the surface and allow it to dry.
Step 10: Douchey detergent can be used.
Do you already have detergent in your home?Buy any brand of detergent from the store.A mild detergent is what you should look for.If you want to clean many or large surfaces, you can mix one cup of detergent with two cups of water in a bucket.Mild detergents are offered by a few brands.When mixed with water, a mild detergent will lather.The method works best on woodwork that has been painted.As they absorb water, detergents may turn lacquer and shellac white.
Step 11: The detergent should be put into the rag.
Put a rag or cloth in the bucket.Remove excess water by wring the rag.Excess water causes damage.When you are done wringing it out, the rag should be moist.It’s a good idea to test the detergent on a small part of the woodwork.Try another method of cleaning if it mars the surface.
Step 12: Rub the wood with the cleaner.
Rub the woodwork with a moist rag.You can rub in circles, but don’t scrub them.The grease and wax need time to be broken down.Allow some time for the cleaner to clean the woodwork.After sitting with the same cloth, wipe the surface.Excess water will soak into the wood if the detergent is allowed to sit for too long.
Step 13: Use a clean cloth to wipe.
Run some water over the cloth that has not been touched by the cleaner.Wait until it is damp.The cloth can be used to wipe the surface.The woodwork has detergent in it.Take a dry paper towel or cloth and wipe the surface clean.You should not leave the woodwork to dry.