Second-hand wooden furniture smeared with spills and stains? Check out these simple steps on how you can make them shine like new!

Just bought antique second-hand furniture and it is smeared with spills and stains? Fret not. We’ve got you covered.

June 14, 2019

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To keep your wooden furniture looking clean and shiny, you need to do a regular deep cleaning. Here’s how to clean wooden furniture without damaging it more.

For stubborn stains, mix equal parts of baking soda and toothpaste in a bowl. Apply this paste on the stain, scrub it gently till the stain goes away and wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Let it dry.  

1) General cleaning

Spray some water over a micro-fibre cloth and wipe the wooden surface. Make sure you do this once a week to maintain the shine and clear the dust off.

2) Polishing

Use a furniture polish over the stains. It may not be that effective, but is a must-do.

3) Enzyme cleaning

Spray vegetable-based enzyme cleaner over the surface and let it sit for a while. Use a micro-fibre cloth to dry it and wipe away the dust.

4) Using vinegar and olive oil

Mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a spray bottle. Spray it over a soft cotton cloth and wipe the surface clean.

5) Toothpaste to clean water stains

Dab some non-gel toothpaste on the spot and rub with a soft cloth till the stain is lifted. Wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

With the help of these effective tips, you can retain the shine of your second-hand wooden furniture and keep it looking like brand-new.