The Art Of Polishing Wood Surfaces
Polishing wood is a part of home cleaning, but despite its simplicity, it is easy to get it wrong. Here are a few tips on polishing wood surfaces as a part of home cleaning.
Polishing wood surfaces – the easy way
Most people will use a furniture spray to polish wood surfaces during home cleaning in West London. It doesn’t take long to polish a wood surface this way. The furniture polisher usually needs a shake before spraying. After that, spray the polisher on the wood surface. Taking a clean cloth, polish the wood surface until all the grime has gone. The cleaning of wooden surfaces should be done at least once a week.
The importance of polishing wood surfaces
Many homes will have some wooden furniture in their homes in the shape of a cabinet or a table. It is important to care for these items as it will preserve the wooden furniture’s appearance. Try not to use wood polishes that contain aerosols or alcohol as this may damage the wooden furniture. It is usually not a good idea to clean wood surfaces using water. In certain circumstances, where there is a sticky spot on the wooden furniture, it is fine to treat with soap and water. Put a clean cloth in soap and water. Squeeze the cloth until it’s almost dry. After that, wipe the wooden furniture with the cloth. Take another cloth and gently rub the wooden surface. It’s vital to use a clean cloth to wipe down the wooden surfaces on a regular basis.
Polishing wood surfaces – the hard way
It is recommended that an intense polish of wooden surfaces should take place at least once a year. When taking on this task, leave all the windows open as the smell of the different chemicals that are used during an intense clean can make it quite hard to breathe. It’s a good idea to wear some rubber gloves.
Using some furniture wax
Depending on the state of the surface, some wooden surfaces will only need some furniture wax to be placed on them. This can be done by using a clean cloth or rag. Using some furniture wax will aid the wooden surface to maintain its finish and will help to avoid any scratches or marks on it in the future. Try to place the wax on the wooden surface lightly. Where the furniture has been heavily stained, applying some super fine wool to the wooden surface may be a better option.
Testing the wooden surface
It is also important to purchase a furniture wax remover. Using a cloth, wipe the surface before testing out the furniture wax remover on a tiny part of the wooden surface.
As long as there isn’t any damage to the wooden surfaces, the removal can continue.
Getting rid of the dirt
Using the wax remover, rub the wooden surface. Wait for the furniture wax remover to dry, before taking a cloth and removing all the dirt and grime off the wooden surface.
Once this has been done, lightly polish the surface.
Finishing the intense clean
Finally, wait for the polish to sink into the wood. It is best to wait for around half an hour.
After that, rub off any remaining wax with a cloth.
Other tips for polishing wood surfaces
Other items can be used to maintain a wooden surface. Olive oil or lemon oil can be used as polishes for wooden surfaces. It is not advised to place wooden surfaces near sunlight as it can cause the wooden surface to dry too quickly.