Are you looking at your wooden furniture thinking you may have to toss them out sooner than you thought? That may not be the case after all. Over time wooden furniture gets grime that cannot be removed with just a duster.




On the other hand, you wouldn’t want to damage the wood trying either. Wooden furniture can be and is pretty expensive these days. The best you can do for your wooden furniture is to find a way to clean them so they look the same as the day you bought them home.




That sounds like a good idea, of course, it is, you may never know the value of those twenty years away. Let’s find out here how to clean your wooden furniture the correct way and bring them back to new.






Cleaning the pasted dust from your wooden furniture just need two simple ingredients. They are  DAWN DISH SOAP and warm water. Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon Dawn dish soap to 2 cups of water. Pour into a spray bottle and shake well.




Test the mixture on a small area if the area gets mars then discontinue use. For small furniture, mist the wooden furniture with it and use a damp “not wet” lint-free cloth to wipe. Rinse your cloth to avoid replacing the dirt.




For larger furniture if possible take it in your garage or outdoor. Combine the dish soap into a bucket with warm water and use a sponge to wipe down the piece. Do not allow the solution to linger for long or to soak into the wood. This should be a quick process and soaking the wood damages it.






For a deeper clean try using mineral spirits. This can be purchase on Amazon. You may only need a quart based on how many pieces you’ll be cleaning.




Before using any product on your wooden furniture read the instructions to ensure it is safe to use. Keep in mind that strong chemicals must be used in a ventilated area. My suggestion is outdoors.




 MINERAL SPIRITS are highly rated as a wonderful furniture cleaners but still one has to be careful.  Even though famous for cleaning wooden furniture you should test the solution on the inconspicuous area and check for signs of discoloration.




Proceed to wipe the piece down with a soft cloth ensuring no dripping. When you’re through wiping all the areas use another clean damp cloth to wipe away the residue while checking for disclosed areas.




To protect your wooden furniture try considering wax. These are sold on Amazon at a low cost and will make your piece beautiful and protected for years.






After doing all that cleaning you’ll need to bring back the glow. There are many products on the market that you can use but if you prefer the old-fashioned way here’s how.




Apply a small amount of BABY OIL on a soft rag. Use this to wipe on your wooden furniture. This will give it an instant shine you won’t believe in your own eyes.






If you have some wax SHOE POLISH lying around somewhere this can be used to polish your wooden pieces. Using a lint-free cloth wipe it in the polish and move your hands over the piece gently.




Ensure to get all the crevices and corners. Allow to dry for 15 minutes then use a dry cloth to shine the surface. This is very magical and will make your wooden furniture looks like a masterpiece again.






You can make your own DIY furniture polish with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar and 3 teaspoons coconut oil. Pour 2 sheets of paper towels and use this to wipe the furniture. This works for even the small wooden ornaments. This homemade furniture polish will make everything wooden glows.




Are you still considering tossing out your dirty and old wood furniture? I am almost sure of the answer. They can go a few more years with these amazing wooden furniture cleaning tips and hacks that’ll save the day. Have fun cleaning!





  1. Thank you so much for talking about which products will and will not work for cleaning wooden furniture. I’ve always wanted to bring a classical look to my home, and I figured that these kinds of pieces can help me with that. I’ll make sure I make any wooden furniture pieces I buy last long by following your tips.

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