How to Clean Woodwork 2-Washing with Vinegar
30 July 04

Washing with Vinegar

How to Clean Woodwork 2-Washing with Vinegar


Use white distilled vinegar. Pour half a cup of vinegar into the bucket. Add one gallon of warm water to the bucket. If you are cleaning a lot of woodwork or cleaning large surfaces, you may need to double this amount. After the cleaning is completed, you can add 2 tablespoons of almond or coconut oil and 10 drops of lemon or orange essential oil to the bucket for better scent. Store the solution in a bucket or pour it into a spray bottle.

Make sure you use the correct vinegar type. Vinegar, like apple cider vinegar, can damage wood products. Make sure to test the wood solution before cleaning.

Vinegar will leave a strong odor for a sustained period of time. This is why essential oils are used to provide a better odor.

How to Clean Woodwork 2-Washing with Vinegar


Dip a cloth in the solution. If you are using a spray bottle, spray a few drops of solution onto the cloth or spray directly onto the wood. If you decide to keep the cleaner in a bucket, dip the cloth you use into the bucket. Make sure to completely wring the rag before cleaning.

Cleaning the cloth before cleaning is important because excess water can damage the wood if it penetrates the surface.

You can use a rag or rag to clean. The sponge can be used but it retains moisture and can damage the wood.

How to Clean Woodwork 2-Washing with Vinegar


Clean the surface. Pick up the cloth and wipe it in a circular motion on the woodwork. It should be moist rather than moist. Clean each surface, corner or edge. Put the rag back in the bucket and flush it when the dirt gets dirty. Clean up until you are satisfied with the result.

Even if you are using a spray bottle, you can keep the cleaning liquid next to it.


Polish the surface. Get a fresh, clean cloth that has not been used to clean wood products. Get circular motion gain on all wood products. This eliminates any excess moisture that may cause damage. Try to keep the surface as dry as possible. If you still see a spot, repeat the cleaning and polishing process until the woodwork is as clean as you expect.

If you clean it again, make sure to sand the surface again and allow it to dry.