Engineered wood furniture is becoming popular day by day. The aesthetics and elegance of the furniture make them a suitable choice for any modern household. Like the engineered wood surfaces, they are also easy to maintain and can be used for a long time. However, the wood furniture can lose the beautiful appearance if not maintained properly.
Below, we will discuss how to clean engineered wood furniture in some of the easiest ways. We will also let you know how to maintain the furniture to preserve its look and prevent damages in the long-term.
Regular Cleaning for Engineered wood furniture
You must clean the engineered wood furniture on a regular basis to preserve its appearance. You can easily do this by dedicating only a few minutes every day. Here is what to do:
Removing the dust with a microfiber cloth
Dust is one of the main reasons that can cause your wooden furniture to lose its appearance quickly. The easiest way to deal with the dust is to wipe the furniture surface daily with a microfiber cloth. It can eliminate the dust effectively without any cleaning solution or something like that. The microfiber cloths consist of split fiber that traps the dust and eradicates them instantly.
Here is how the microfiber cloth works – the diameter of the clothes are smaller than 10 micrometers while the dust particles are around 5 to 100 micrometers. It enables the cloth to pick the dust instantly. Besides, the fabric of the cloth is also positively charged to attract the dust. There are several types of microfiber cloths out there. Make sure to choose the fluffy type (all-purpose microfiber towel) as they are most effective.
Removing the sticky grimes
The grimes on your beautiful wood furniture can be really disturbing. However, they can also be easily eradicated by using a wet microfiber towel. Here is what to do – damp a microfiber towel on water and get rid of the excess water by squeezing. Now wipe the towel on the affected surface. The water should lift up the grim and the towel should trap them out from the surface.
Excess water on the surface can damage the wood furniture. So, make sure to dry the area with another microfiber cloth instantly. There are other commercial cleaner-based ways to remove the grimes, but this is the safest and cheapest way that works effectively.
Eliminating the mold and mildew
Removing the mold and mildew is also pretty easy. Here is what to do: begin with vacuuming the area by utilizing a soft brush attachment. Now prepare a solution of one-gallon water and a few drops of the dishwasher detergent. Mix the solution well and then dip a clean cloth on it. Squeeze the excess water and then rinse the affected area. Make sure to dry the area with another clean microfiber cloth instantly.
You can also turn on the fan to eliminate the moisture. If the mold is in a cloudy film form, the dishwasher detergent may not work efficiently. You may employ mineral spirits to deal with it. Spray the mineral spirit and wipe with a microfiber cloth instantly. This should bring back the previous look of the furniture. To avoid any issues like discoloration or damages, try the spirit on a small point first to be assured.
Deep Cleaning For Engineered wood furniture
Once in a while, it will be wise to give your engineered hardwood furniture a deep cleaning. You will show you two ways of doing so.
Cleaning with soap
Offering a deep clean to your wood furniture is going to be pretty easy. Here is what to do – take a microfiber cloth and add a few drops of liquid soap. You should use the wood cleaning soap which works effectively without putting any impact. You can easily find them in the local or online cleaning supply shops. If you cannot manage the wood cleaning soap, you may proceed with the regular dishwashing soap.
If you are going to employ dish soap, make sure to do a spot test in the hidden part of furniture to be assured of it. If it goes well you can prepare a soap water solution and clean the entire furniture surface with it. Swipe the area with one dampen microfiber cloth in the solution and use another dry cloth to wipe the area instantly.
Cleaning with vinegar
If you want to avoid any chemical-based cleaning solutions, you may utilize vinegar. It is a powerful cleaning agent that should be available in any household. While using vinegar, you have low chances of damaging the surface as it is less acidic. Begin with preparing the cleaning solution: add ¼ cup of white vinegar and 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a bowl. Then add one cup of water and add the solution in a spray bottle.
Now shake the bottle well to dissolve the solution. After that spray the mixture in a clean cloth and wipe down the furniture. There shouldn’t be excess water on the furniture after wiping. If there is any, use a dry cloth to get rid of it.
Cleaning with a steam cleaner
The steam cleaner is one of the most innovative devices ever discovered to clean things. As the name suggests, it utilizes the power of steam to clean things. What’s impressive about the device is you can use it for cleaning a variety of things. It can be used to clean floors, upholstery, furniture, and other surfaces by adding the correct attachments.
If you have access to a steam cleaner, you can use it for cleaning the engineered wood furniture. However, be careful while doing so as the high heat can damage the furniture. Make sure to use the device in the lowest mode while cleaning the surface. Also, don’t hold the steam cleaner/mop in the same position for more than a few seconds as the heat can damage the floor.
You can preserve the beautiful look of the engineered wood furniture for a long time by properly cleaning and maintaining them. We hope that the above instructions will help you to do so.