How to Clean Wood Furniture

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The first step of cleaning wood furniture is to look for a furniture polish or cleaner that doesn't contain wax, as wax tends to build up. Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean wood furniture with help from a professional house cleaner in this free... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to clean your wood furniture. The first thing I would say is look for a furniture polish or furniture cleaner that doesn't contain wax. That's my advice, because wax will build up. I know people who like to put pledge on their furniture every week and you can almost make a fingerprint on their furniture because there's such a wax build up. A lot of Green furniture cleaning products don't contain wax, because wax is not biodegradable. So look for something that says it's biodegradable, probably doesn't have wax in it. A great thing you can use at home is, well I'll show you this first, vinegar and water. It's about you know, just a splash of vinegar in a quart of water. You can use up to a cup. It's great for wood. It's great for hardwood floors, it's harmless, it really helps clean your wood up really well. First you remove everything off of the surface that you wanting to clean. And if you want, you know, if you've got pet hairs or something like that you want to go over it first with a duster, you can do that. I have the olive oil here. I'll show you what we're going to do with that in one second. I would spray the vinegar and water on to a cleaning rag and just kind of buff it. Vinegar has an odor but you will find it doesn't linger long at all. Once you've cleaned it with the vinegar and water, it'll be nice and shiny. You want to wait until it completely dries. And every once in a while, I would say only once or twice a year, if your wood is starting to look dry, you want to get olive oil, put just a dab on to a paper towel, like that, a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit and use it to buff your wood furniture. It will make it so so shiny. It's good for the wood because it moisturizes it. Olive oil is good for all sorts of things. So, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you clean wood furniture.