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How to Clean Wooden Surfaces in Your Home

You might think, oh I already know this one. I clean the wooden surfaces in my home regularly and they look great. However, there is a difference between cleaning something regularly and cleaning it the right way. This is especially true for wooden surfaces, as they require special treatment in order to maintain their original appearance for a longer period of time.


Now we are going to go through the steps required for effective cleaning of various wooden surfaces in your home. It is important to keep in mind that you don’t clean your wardrobe in the same way you clean your floor even if they are made out of the same material.

Wood cabinets


Out of all the wooden cabinets in your home, the ones in the kitchen tend to give us the biggest headache. They tend to get dirty very often and quite quickly. When we cook grease tends to get spattered on them. If you look closer, you will see that there is everything from red sauce to pancake batter all over them. My favourite would be soda stains, when you are opening it after it had been a bit shaken, the Coke stains are dark, sticky and hard to get rid of. Luckily, there is a simple way to clean your kitchen cabinets, and help them stay clean a bit longer.

You can always opt for commercial cleaners, just make sure they don’t destroy the polish layer as well. And most importantly, they need to be oil based, oil is what will help your wooden cabinets stay in good shape for years to come. Another option is a DIY wood cleaner, which is vinegar based. You can mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water and put into a spray bottle. Mist on cabinets, leave it there for a minute or two and then wipe clean with a soft cloth. After the cleaning process, you will need some oil based product for the finishing touches.


Doors and windows

If you have timber doors, you should make sure to maintain them properly. Cleaning wooden doors should be done in several steps. First, wipe the top of door frames to remove dust. Opt for a soft rag. Then, wipe all around the frame of the door, until you are certain there is no dust left. The next step is to wipe the entire surface of timber door using oil soap and a soft rag. To ensure the best results, wipe the door in the direction of the grain. Don’t forget to go over once more with a dry soft rag, to make sure the door is completely dry.


With timber windows the procedure is quite similar, first wipe off all the dust before applying oil based soap, and then use a dry rag to ensure complete dryness. With windows it is important to keep in mind to first clean the wooden frame and then the glass, because oil based soap can leave greasy stains on the glass. Of course, you can do this on your own or hire a team of experts who use professional equipment, including the irreplaceable aluminium scaffolding which allows them to reach outside windows and other inaccessible areas.

Hardwood Floors


Learning how to clean hardwood floors is essential for protecting and maintaining your beautiful investment. As you know, installing these types of floor can be quite expensive, so good maintenance is crucial to improve the longevity of your floors. The biggest issues are dirt and grime that can’t be hidden on hardwood floors like they can on carpet. So the cleaning regimen is a bit stricter.


First give your hardwood floor a good dusting with a microfiber mop or cloth daily, by doing this you will be able to minimize the amount of surface damage. Then you should include weekly vacuuming and finally go over the surfaces with an oil based soap so as to maintain the quality of the wooden surface and minimize the abrasions created by dirt.


As you can see for all wooden surfaces in your home, it is important to follow the three main steps. Remove the existing dirt and dust thoroughly, apply oil-based soap, or a DIY equivalent and finally dry thoroughly. By doing so you will be able to maintain the quality and great shape of your wooden surfaces for the years to come.


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