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How To Clean a Wooden Table

Watch more Housekeeping Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get your wooden table to shine like new with these cleaning tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Test table Place a drop of liquid detergent on a cotton cloth dampened with warm water to test the table first. Test in a small, inconspicuous place — like along the edge of the table or at a corner. Step 2: Create solution If there is no noticeable damage or discoloration to the table's finish, create a solution of water and liquid detergent to clean the entire table. Step 3: Clean table Clean the table with the soapy solution using a cloth from which any excess water has been squeezed out. Step 4: Rinse often Rinse the cloth often as you clean, rewetting and then wringing it out again. Step 5: Rinse detergent off When the entire table has been cleaned, rinse the detergent off with another cloth dipped in warm water—again, don't use too much water. Tip For tough grime or stains, use a cloth dipped in mineral spirits and rub in strong circular strokes, being careful not to dig through the finish. If this technique does not work, your table needs to be refinished by a professional. Step 6: Dry table Rub the table with a dry cloth to remove any trace of moisture. Tip To remove water rings, try applying a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to a damp cloth and rubbing it over the ring. Wipe it clean with another damp cloth, then wipe it dry. Step 7: Apply wax When the table is clean and dry, apply furniture wax—but only do this once every three months to a year to avoid buildup. Did You Know? The traditional gift for a fifth wedding anniversary is something made of wood—how about a nice, shiny table?
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