Wooden furniture is invariably very popular. They look attractive, are durable and easy to maintain. They are associated with elegance, luxury and functionality. If you want them to serve you for many years, you must take good care of them. Check how to clean them!
Put a drop of dishwashing liquid on a damp cotton cloth. Now, use it to wipe an inconspicuous part of the furniture, such as the inside of a chair leg. If the liquid does its job, you can safely continue. If it stains the furniture, wipe it with a damp cloth. Remember not to soak the wood, instead, gently run the cloth over the surface. Do not let the liquid remain on it for too long. Finally, dry the furniture thoroughly.
Natural wood cleaner
If your wooden furniture needs extra care or you want to preserve its beautiful color, add more oil, such as ½ cup of apple cider vinegar or ¼ cup of olive oil. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (to disinfect) and essential oils (lavender, lemon or orange).
Homemade dust spray
This is perfect for everyday use. Not only does it make it easier to wipe away dust, but it also smells good. It works as an air freshener. You need the following ingredients; 1 cup water, ¼ cup white vinegar, 2 teaspoons coconut oil or white vinegar, 15 drops lemon oil, 1 empty spray bottle and a microfiber cloth
Mix all the ingredients in the bottle. Close the lid and shake well. Spray directly onto wood furniture and wipe off with a soft, dry cloth. Remember to shake well before each use.
Natural cleaner for dark wooden furniture
Apple cider vinegar effectively removes grease and grime and lemon juice works well as a disinfectant. Combined with olive oil, it will wonderfully moisturize and protect wooden furniture. The recipe is very simple. You need: ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 20-30 drops of lavender oil (optional), 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerine (optional), a spray bottle and a soft cloth.
Pour all the ingredients into the bottle. Spray directly onto the wood or apply to a soft cloth. Shake well before each application
Wood stain remover at home
There are many solutions to effectively remove stains on wood furniture. You can find both strong and mild detergents in stores. You can also prepare the stain remover yourself. Then, you can be sure that you are using natural, non-toxic, safe ingredients
You need ½ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and an empty spray bottle. Pour all the ingredients into the bottle and mix thoroughly. Spray this mixture on your furniture to remove stains. Repaint or refinish old varnish if necessary.
Homemade Wood Cleaner
If you have a lot of wooden furniture, you know that keeping it clean is a challenge. That’s why we’ve prepared a recipe that allows you to clean and polish them at the same time. Prepare: 4 tablespoons of olive oil, ¼ cup of vinegar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 empty spray bottle and a soft cloth.
Pour all ingredients into the bottle and shake well. Directly spray your wooden dining table and other wooden furniture and then wipe clean. Remember to shake well before each use.
How to use home remedies?
For stubborn stains, soak a soft cloth in the solution and, if necessary, wipe the same spot twice. Remember to use cleaning products wisely. If you have never used a cleaner, test it first by spraying it on an inconspicuous area, such as the bottom or back of furniture. This way, you can avoid possible damage.
Wooden furniture care is not complicated. Instead of buying expensive products online or in stationary stores, you can prepare homemade cleaning products. Then you are sure that you are using only natural products. Importantly, you can also save a lot of money. So if you have some time, it is worth trying them out.