Clean Wooden Chairs

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 2, 2015)

Turning your dirty, grungy wooden chairs into nice, clean wooden chairs is something that anyone can do. Unfortunately, though, it is not something that people do as often as they should. Without the proper care and maintenance, wood chairs and other kinds of furniture will last only a fraction of the time that they are capable of. Getting clean wooden chairs doesn't really take any special tricks or tactics. However, there are some methods that work just a little better than others and are also just a tad less expensive.

  • Furniture polish. The traditional method for cleaning and polishing wooden furniture, simply follow the directions on the back of the furniture polish. This method, which has proven itself over the years, will be the one of the most expensive, but it does work.
  • Automotive polish. The same kind of automotive polishing compound that you use on your car will often work just as well on furniture. Simply try some of the automotive polishing compound on an inconspicuous part of the chair and see how it reacts with the finish. If it doesn't react negatively, then buff off the dirt and film that are on the chair or wooden furniture. Wipe off the piece of furniture with a damp cloth and then dry completely. Polish the chair as normal.
  • Lemon juice and sunflower oil. A great green or natural way to get clean wooden chairs is to use a mixture of lemon juice and sunflower oil. This natural furniture polish works as easily as the national brands that you may buy at the local grocery store. Simply create a mixture of roughly one part lemon juice to two parts sunflower oil. Apply a small amount onto a clean soft rag, and then buff the chair in a circular motion, working the polish/cleaner into the wood.
  • Murphy Oil Soap. Some cleansers, such as Murphy Oil Soap, have been specifically designed to clean off built-on crud and grime on wooden chairs and other pieces of furniture. While these types of products can be expensive, they do work quite well. Simply follow the directions that come on the back of the package, and you will soon have some clean wooden chairs.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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