- Take a cloth and wipe off any visible dust. It’s always a good idea to take care of this before you start cleaning.
- Next, mix your furniture cleaner and polish. Add a few drops of olive oil to some vinegar or lemon juice. You won’t need too much of it, so it’s best to start small and build more if you need to. If you think you need more or less oil the next time you use it, this recipe is easily adapted unless you have the type of cleaner you need.
- Put some of your new furniture cleaner on one of the clothes. Go with the grain, rub it into the wood. If there are water rings or white spots, it will also help to remove them. If the spots do not appear, add a little more oil to your solution.
- After cleaning the whole table, take a new cloth and wipe off all the excess oil.
- With a third fresh cloth, buff it to brighten the table.
Cleaning Wood Coffee Tables
Properly covered, it will withstand a great deal of adverse conditions. It’s also easy to update as your decor tastes. Replace legs, replace hardware, or add a lick of paint – this is a great investment, but you need to know how to clean wooden coffee tables to get your money’s worth.
How to Remove Difficult Stains on the Wood Coffee Table
Unfortunately hard stains are inevitable on many wooden tables. After all, removing difficult stains can be frustrating. Hard stains like ink marks can be difficult. But not now! Here are some tips on how to remove hard ink marks on your wooden coffee table:
- To make a thin paste, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water.
- Apply to the stain and press with a soft cloth until the mark disappears.
- Wipe the toothpaste with a clean wet towel and pat dry.
- After cleaning your furniture, apply a wood polish coat to protect and enhance the surface.
The type of coffee table wood you have may not be suitable for these chemicals, so we strongly recommend that you test the solution before applying it to the entire surface.
Eliminate Water Rings
The best way to eliminate water rings is to stop their creation – make sure there are enough coasters and trays available for your guests to balance their mugs and glasses. Finding white rings on your prefabricated wooden coffee table is a sign that no one is using the coasters under the glass or cup of coffee. If you don’t have coasters, get some. Coasters keep your coffee table thick as it enters the surface of your coffee table. But if you have collected a few water rings, don’t worry. It’s no big deal.
In fact, there are many incredibly simple home remedies to help you get rid of these cursed scars:
- Rub mayonnaise on the mark. If the stain is in wax, mayonnaise helps to remove it.
- Dip a clean, linen-free cloth dipped in naphtha and rub on the mark. It removes the end. Massage with oil soap or petroleum jelly to remove stains.
- This solution is great for getting right and doesn’t require salad dressing or soap!
With a relatively new stain, throw a clean, thick towel over the mark and press the dry iron from the top to the medium temperature. Make sure the iron does not touch the wood directly, or you may have a hard time fixing it! Heat the finish and release the watermark moisture into the towel. Remove the iron after a few seconds. Then keep it until the stain is gone.
Finally, polish it to make it look like new.
Here are some simple ongoing prevention tips:
- Keep coasters and trays in hand.
- Clean the peels immediately with a paper towel or clean cloth. Check the bottom of the item for accumulated water.
- Don’t slide things on the surface of your coffee table.
- Keep the table away from heating vents or radiators to avoid cracking and exploding
- Keep the table clean from direct sunlight (or rotate the table and table top items regularly).