Varnish has become increasingly popular in modern furniture, especially wooden wardrobe.
Here’s how to easily clean your bedroom furniture, wooden or varnished.
- Microfiber cloth
- White vinegar
- Cotton swab
Things to avoid
- Never use an abrasive sponge to clean varnished wood.
- Don’t use baking soda or other powdered cleaning agents.
- Avoid spraying any products that may tarnish the wood and make it stickier.
- Avoid bleach, chemicals and other acidic products. If you were to use an acidic product such as vinegar, wipe immediately.
- Never rub a furnished wood furniture. Clean with soft movements.
Clean varnished wood
- Using circular motions, without rubbing, use a microfiber cloth with some new polish.
- If the furniture is sticky or very dirty, add a few drops of white vinegar to the cloth. The cloth should only be moistened with it. Wipe the cabinet as soon as possible.
- You can also use a cloth used with cold tea.
- To clean angles and corners, use a cotton swab moistened with water and just a tad of vinegar. Dry the area with another dry cotton swab.
Clean marquetry furniture
- When veneer is applied to furniture to form decorative patterns, then a marquetry technique is done.
- To clean a dirty marquetry piece of wood, use a cloth soaked in a mix of ammonia and turpentine.
- Be warned that antique furniture, especially pricey ones, should only be dusted.
Remove scratches on wooden furniture
- If you have scratches on your wooden furniture, you can gently go over them with a cotton swab soaked in solvent.
- Use another swab, dipped in rubbing alcohol.
- When the wood is dry, if there’s still a scratch, get another cotton swab, this time soaked in a mix of turpentine and olive oil to trace it.