DIY – Simple and easy wood furniture polish and cleaner


All we need is a few items to be able to clean your furniture the right way! The best part is that you probably have all the items in your house already! In 4 simple steps, you will be able to clean & polish your wood furniture at home.

Here are the cleaning supplies you’ll need:

  • Vacuum cleaner or Clean cloth
  • Bucket for water (at least 1 gallon)
  • Half a gallon of warm water
  • Soft cloth (brand new and clean ones)
  • White vinegar
  • Furniture polisher and cleaner

Step One: Remove dust with vacuum or a clean cloth.

Vacuum the wood furniture and remove the dust. This step is very important because it will give you a clean, dust-free surface to work with. Gently remove the dust from the wood surface and cracks! Use the appropriate vacuum attachment, so you don’t end up scratching your furniture. If you don’t have a vacuum or don’t want to take it out, you can use a damp cloth as a very good option. Slightly wet your cloth and gently remove the dust, make sure you don’t over water – over watering wood can harm it if it slips into the finish.

Step two: Clean wood furniture with water and white vinegar.

Mix half a cup of white vinegar to half a gallon of warm water. For bigger surfaces, you want to double the quantity. When cleaning your wood furniture with water and white vinegar, you want to make sure you don’t apply excessive water on your furniture. Like we mentioned previously, the water can harm the wood if it slips into the finish. To make sure this doesn’t happen, rinse your cloth until it becomes visibly on the drier side. Then proceed by gently wiping your wood furniture in circular motion until it’s clean. Please test a small area first to make sure you like the outcome.

Step three: Remove the moisture.

Take a brand new, clean cloth and go over the area you just cleaned. Use the cloth dry, polish in circular motion to achieve a shiny finish. Make sure to go over all the area you cleaned, this step will ensure all the moisture is removed and removing moisture that may be sitting on the wood finish.

Step four: Polish your wood furniture with this furniture polisher and cleaner

We recommend polishing your wood furniture 1-2 times a year, simply because it replenishes moisture to the wood. We recommend this polisher because we have tried and tested this product and it works with our lacquers. It protects against spills and prevents cracks, yellowing, sticky build-up etc..Use a brand new, clean soft cloth and apply a small amount the wood furniture polisher and cleaner. Gently polish the product to the wood to add shine, please test a small area first and make sure you like the outcome. Ask our in store representatives about the furniture polisher and cleaner.

After you are finished with these four simple steps, your wood furniture will look shiny and clean! Always remember to try these tips on a small area first and try them on your own risk.

About Us – A Furniture Store You Can Trust


The furniture is all handcrafted by the local craftsmen. We also offer custom made furniture. In addition to our 10 Years Limited Warranty on any Construction Defects. The owner Raymond has built furniture for 15 years and has been in the industry for over 25 years so he has an eye for quality. Learn more about us here.

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Millbank Family Furniture
4044 Perth County Line 72
Millbank, ON
N0K 1L0
Phone: (519) 595-7105
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