How to Clean Woodwork 3-Cleaning with Detergent
30 July 04

Cleaning with Detergent

How to Clean Woodwork 2-Cleaning with Detergent


Use dishwasher detergent. There is a chance that your family already has dishwashing detergent. If not, buy any brand of dishwashing detergent from the supermarket. Look for mild cleansers. Mix one cup of detergent with two cups of water in one bucket, or double if you want to clean a lot of big or large surfaces. Some brands offering mild detergents are Ajax, Dawn and Palmolive. Mild detergents foam when mixed with water.

This method is most suitable for painted, painted or painted wood products. Detergents may absorb water and whiten paint and shellac

How to Clean Woodwork 3-Cleaning with Detergent


Put a rag in the cleaner. Dip it in a bucket with a rag or cloth. Scrape the rags to remove excess moisture. Excess water penetrates the surface and causes damage. When you screw it out, the rag should be moist.

Make sure to test the detergent on a small part of the woodwork. If it meets the surface, try another cleaning method.

How to Clean Woodwork 3-Cleaning with Detergent


Wipe the cleaner on the surface of the wood product. Wipe the surface of the wood product with a damp rag. You can rub with small, gentle circles, but avoid rough scrubs. Detergents need time to break down oils and waxes. Allow the cleaner to sit on the wood for a few minutes. Once it has sat on the same cloth, wipe the surface again.

Don't let the detergent stay too long, otherwise excess water will seep into the wood.


Wipe with a clean cloth. Take a piece of clean cloth that is not exposed to detergent and sprinkle water over it. Twist until damp. Wipe the surface with a cloth. This removes detergent from the woodwork. Then wipe the wet surface with a dry paper towel or cloth until dry.

Instead of letting it dry, you should thoroughly dry the woodwork.