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

In the home

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.