Monday, May 15, 2017

How to Clean the Wood

How to clean wooden doors

You can clean a wooden door as a table or the shutters, with a simple solution given by equal parts of hot water and white vinegar. The cloth used should be just wet and goes past following the path and the direction of the wood grain. If the table or the door has some scuffs or scratches, you can follow the advice seen in the guide  How to remove scratches from wood.

How to clean wooden table

The water and vinegar solution, as above, can be used for any wooden surface as seen for remedies acts to remove scratches and grooves from the wood.
If the table has some wooden chairs in combination, you can expect to renew them by following our guide on how to renovate a wooden chair.

How to clean wooden blinds

The shutters, since they are in direct contact with the outside, before undergoing the process of cleaning with a damp cloth (moistened with a solution of vinegar and water) must be carefully dusted with a dry cloth.

Warning! For furniture, shutters, doors and tables

When it comes to furnishings, rather than a simple cleaning, to achieve satisfactory results, you can perform a polishing.
To polish  furnishing (blinds, tables, furniture, chairs, and doors) you can use the shellac . The shellac can be applied with a brush although it is advisable to perform a careful finishing with a swab or a wick.
For the use of shellac and other natural polishing methods (with oils, waxes, and DIY), we refer to the guide  How to polish the wood.

How to Clean a wooden cutting board

The wood, if left untreated, tends to absorb the liquid so it is essential to have three different cutting boards to avoid food contamination. A cutting board for fish, one for meat and one for vegetables.
When cleaning the cutting board must be very careful because the wood not only absorbs the liquid food but also water used for cleaning and with it the dissolved detergent. Poggereste ever food on a countertop detergent dirty? No?! So why should you cut your food on a wooden board containing the detergent? You 'clear that to clean a wooden cutting board you can not use any chemical cleaner, but you can use some natural cleaning agents such as:
  • -  hydrogen peroxide  (oxygenated water)
  • - lemon juice
  • - vinegar
  • - sodium bicarbonate
  • - salt.
Some will find the instructions in the section dedicated to the natural cleansing of the wood, while a good study guide is available in our article as a clean cutting board.

How to clean white lacquered

Who is on the hunt for natural remedies for cleaning of lacquered wood can count sull'aceto that besides cleaning can return the old shiny bright color. Instructions are contained in the article how to clean the wood with vinegar.

How to clean the wood naturally

In the following paragraphs, we will see some natural remedies for the cleaning of wood that can be applied to any piece of furniture. Many recommend cleaning the wood with a ripe banana or polish lacquered wood with a walnut, this kind of practice is not very effective while it is entirely discouraged groped to clean wood furniture, tables and doors with ammonia, alcohol, soda caustic or hydrogen peroxide.

Clean the wood with water and vinegar

Vinegar can be used to clean the lacquered wood and natural wood. The instructions are simple to follow:
  • - Take a rag soaked in a given solution of equal parts of hot water and vinegar.
  • -Passage the cloth on wood surface to be cleaned. In the case of natural wood, follow the grain of the wood.
  • -Ripassate immediately with a soft, dry cloth.
To polish the wood, rather than vinegar and water, you should use lukewarm oil and vinegar. Again you have to follow the direction of the wood grain.
Vinegar and water to clean wooden floors and parquet: Pour 50 ml of white vinegar and a tablespoon of Marseille soap flakes in a bucket containing 4 liters of warm water. Mix the ingredients well to melt the soap of Marseille. Remember to wring out the cloth before passing it, in general, the wood does not like water.

Clean the wood with soda

Baking soda is a great ally when it comes to cleaning a wooden cutting board or a wooden floor or parquet.
The marks left by the chairs and the shoes on the hardwood floors but also on doors and furniture can be removed using a sodium bicarbonate solution.
How to do? Add the sodium bicarbonate in the points concerned and sprayed a solution given by lukewarm water and vinegar to 50%. Let sit for a few minutes and then remove it all with a cloth.

Clean the wood with hydrogen peroxide

The hydrogen peroxide can be used as a detergent for cleaning the wood in contact with food (worktop, chopping boards ...). Its use for the cleaning of wood is not recommended because it is used mainly for bleaching wood.
If you attempt to use hydrogen peroxide to clean a wooden table, especially if 130 volumes, you'd end up doing more harm than good.

Clean the timber with ammonia

As for the hydrogen peroxide, although ammonia is not well seen by the wood that characterizes the compliments of furniture to our growth domestic environment. Ammonia tends to darken the wood, as well as to remove the paint, then use the ammonia only if you want to darken the hue of the timber or remove the surface layer of paint.

Clean the wood with alcohol

Alcohol is the third "natural ingredient" to avoid the wood. It 'true that can be a good disinfectant but should not be used to clean furnishings. Avoid cleaning the wood with alcohol unless it is a natural wood chopping board and, in this case, it should be used in food grade alcohol diluted with water.

Clean the wood with soda

Caustic soda can not be usta to clean the wood unless your aim is not to paint removing a door or a wooden table. The caustic soda is highly corrosive and must be used with caution, it is a quick solution to strip the surface of the wood but certainly not for its cleanliness.

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