3 wood furniture cleaning myths you should know

Side Table on CoastersIf your furniture looks old and dirty, should you throw it away? No – just clean it, and you’ll be surprised to see that your furniture can look beautiful and new again. A well designed home deserves nothing but clean looking attractive furniture.  However, before you get stuck into cleaning, you should be aware that there are some cleaning myths flying around. Read through this list to make sure you’re not making these mistakes and possibly damaging your furniture.

Disinfecting and cleaning are the same

They are NOT the same thing at all. Cleaning is the process of removing dirt and grime at a surface level to prevent bacteria from spreading, while disinfecting makes your furniture free and clear of all bacteria.

Use furniture polish every time you dust

It’s very tempting, but this is not required because polish contains oil, which can create a sticky film that attracts dust. For regular cleaning use a clean piece of cloth to get rid of the dust and dirt.

If its smells good, it’s clean

Just because your cleaning product smells nice, it’s not always an indication that your furniture is clean. The best way to find out is to do a simple touch test. If it looks and feels clean, you can then be certain that it is actually clean.

3 wood furniture cleaning myths you should know

Keep your furniture looking gorgeous; make it a habit to regularly clean it so you can enjoy it for years to come! For lovely pieces of furniture, contact West Coast Timbers. We are your direct supplier of furniture as well as customised furniture. We also supply timber and furniture materials for your DIY projects. Ring us today for a free measure and quote.