WOOD FURNITURE, CLEANING FURNITURE
How to Clean Wood Furniture Made of Oak
Oak is a sturdy wood with a beautiful, unmistakable grain. The durable material has become the go-to choice around the home for everything from flooring, to shelving to furniture. Oak resists warping and offers a distinctive look that's preserved, and even
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Due to oak's hardiness, it may resist dirt, grime
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If the item doesn't come clean, or you need to get into cracks and crevices, you may need to try a variety of tools to figure out what will work. Consider using a scrub brush, such as bottle brush or scouring pad, for tougher stains. Don't apply too much force, however, in order to avoid damaging the wood. You only want to scrub as hard as is necessary to remove the stain and leave the wood intact, and this will depend on the kind of stain you're removing.
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To clean intricate pieces with crevices or ornate carvings, Real Simple advises against using certain tools that can cause scratches. Forego a feather duster, for example, because it won't truly get into cracks and crevices and may contain ribs that can scratch the surface of the oak. Instead, try a blush brush; normally reserved for cosmetics and spray it with Polish. Or, dip a
With an understanding of how to clean wood furniture made of oak, you can now confidently tackle almost any cleaning task. Nothing compares to the look of
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