How to clean wooden furniture
Cleaning wooden furniture can be quite tricky. But not anymore! Here're five tips for cleaning them right.india Updated: Nov 05, 2010 01:50 IST
Cleaning wooden furniture can be quite tricky. But not anymore! Here're five tips for cleaning them right.
White mark by water or steam:
Spread some mayonnaise or oil on a tissue paper. and press it lightly on the white water mark. Leave it on the stain for about 15 minutes and then check. Reapply if the mark remains. A little toothpaste on the cloth can also do wonders.
To remove dust:
Wipe the furniture gently. Do not scratch the hard stains.
Polishing and shining:
Polish furniture is to be cleaned with liquid furniture polish or with wax. To add shine, rub it with vinegar before polishing.
Odour removal from cabinets:
To remove odour, you can fill the drawer with ground coffee and leave it overnight, use baking soda and leaving it in for several days. If the odour persists, leave a bowl of bleach inside and carefully remove it, but only after a few days.
It is best to keep your furniture indoors. Use a coat of oil for extra protection. You may use teak oil, which is best for this purpose.
(With inputs from Ashok Gupta of Furniture Point)
First Published: Nov 04, 2010 18:55 IST