These days we all live busy lifestyles, we don’t have time to clean the coffee table like we should. This happens to be one of those chores we avoid at all costs. The wood coffee table can easily get stains from food and drinks if you’re not careful.
Maybe you can hire a professional cleaner to do it but professional cleaners can be expensive especially if they’re charging per hour (they usually are). Therefore, you don’t need to hire anyone just follow simple steps mentioned below and you coffee table will be clean and fresh again.
Dampen a soft cloth with warm water
A wood coffee table is a beautiful addition to any living room. But over time, these pieces can get dirty and stained. Fortunately, there are several ways to clean your coffee table so that it looks as good as new.
Dampen a soft cloth with warm water and wipe the table down. To remove tough stains, mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1 gallon of water. Soak a cloth in the mixture, wring it out and then wipe down the table.
For really stubborn stains, try using mineral oil or olive oil as a stain remover. Apply this solution to a soft cloth and rub it over the affected area.
Gently rub the cloth over the table, ensuring that you are not soaking the wood
Gently rub the cloth over the table, ensuring that you are not soaking the wood. Next, use a clean rag to wipe down your coffee table. This should remove any remaining dirt and water spots from the previous step.
Use a clean rag to wipe down your coffee table. This should remove any remaining dirt and water spots from the previous step. If you have stubborn stains on your wood coffee table, try using an all-natural mineral oil or beeswax to restore its shine.
Use a soft-bristled brush and warm water to scrub away any stains or scuffs on your wood coffee table. Scrub gently until all of the stain is removed from the wood surface.
Wipe the entire surface of the table, including the legs and underside
Wipe the entire surface of the table, including the legs and underside. Use a damp cloth or paper towel for this step. You can also use a soft brush if there are any stubborn stains on your table’s surface. Be careful not to scratch or dent your furniture when cleaning with a brush or cloth.
Remove any rings left behind by drinks on your table’s surface by rubbing them with a bar of soap. Any kind will work. If there are still some marks left behind after you’ve tried this method twice, try using baking soda mixed with water instead of soap. Rubbing alcohol also helps remove rings from wood tables.
Dust off any dust that has accumulated on top of your table using a vacuum cleaner equipped with an upholstery attachment (sometimes called an “upholstery/crevice tool”). If necessary, sprinkle talcum powder over your vacuum cleaner first so that it picks up less dust while vacuuming out.
Switch to a dry cloth and wipe the entire table again, removing any remaining moisture
Cleaning a wood coffee table is easy, but you need to know what you’re doing. The last thing you want to do is leave streaks or scratches on the surface.
Start by vacuuming any dirt and dust from the surface of your table. Next, wipe down the table with a clean cloth and warm water. Use a dry cloth to wipe off any remaining moisture.
Switch to a dry cloth and wipe the entire table again, removing any remaining moisture from the surface of these areas. If there is still moisture left behind after this step, repeat until all excess moisture has been removed from your coffee table.
Place the coffee table in another room where it will not get in the way until it is completely dry
Cleaning a wood coffee table is not as complicated as you might think. It’s simply a matter of following the right steps and using the right products. To clean your wooden table, follow these steps:
- Place the coffee table in another room where it will not get in the way until it is completely dry.
- Place an old towel on top of the table and put another towel underneath it. This will protect your flooring from any residue that may come off during the cleaning process.
- Remove any dust or dirt from the surface with a soft cloth, wiping in one direction only (up-and-down or side-to-side).
- Use a damp sponge to wipe down the table. If there are stubborn stains, use soapy water and scrub gently with a soft brush to remove them. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel before moving it back into its original place in your home.
Tips to Keep Your Wood Coffee Table Clean
The coffee table is a focal point in your living room. It’s where people gather around to talk, watch TV and eat dinner.
Clean the table regularly. If the coffee table is used regularly, you should clean it once a week or more often if needed. Dust and dirt can collect on the surface and make it look dirty. Wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove dust and other debris that may have collected on it.
- Dust the table weekly
Dust the table weekly using a soft cloth. Make sure to dust the entire surface of the table, as well as underneath it.
Use cleaning products sparingly. A little bit of water and a little bit of dish soap should be enough to clean your wood coffee table.
If your table has a finish that’s been damaged by water or other liquids, you can refinish it by sanding it down and applying new finish. You’ll want to take this route if you’ve got an antique or one-of-a-kind table that would be irreplaceable if damaged further by refinishing attempts gone wrong.
- Clean up spills or stains immediately
If you spill something on your wood coffee table, don’t just leave it there. Use a soft cloth to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. If you can’t remove all of it, dab at the stain with a mixture of white vinegar and water. This will help break down some of the oils in the wood that may have been left behind.
Some stains can be removed from wood with mineral spirits or turpentine, but use them only as a last resort since they are highly flammable and toxic.
- Use wood cleaner on the whole coffee table
Use a soft cloth and a wood cleaning product like Murphy’s Oil Soap or lemon oil. Apply the product to the cloth and wipe down the entire surface of the table until it’s clean. If there are stains, continue wiping until they’re gone.
If there are any spots on your coffee table that aren’t accessible from above, such as underneath the leg or at the corner, wipe these areas with Murphy’s Oil Soap using a clean rag or paper towel.
- Use a felt pad to protect the wood’s surface
If you want to protect the surface of your wooden tables, then you should use a felt pad. This will help prevent scratches on the surface of the table. Use a felt pad on the bottom of the legs to protect the surface of the wood.
If you have a wood coffee table, you want to make sure it stays looking good for years to come. There are a few things you can do to keep your coffee table clean and protected from scratches and scuffs.
- Use a felt pad under your glass top
- Wipe down your table regularly with a damp cloth or sponge
- Use a mild soap and water to clean dried stains and marks
The easiest way to clean a wood coffee table is with mild soap and water. You can also use a soft cloth and some glass cleaner to remove any marks or stains.
If you want to remove scratches or other marks, you’ll need to sand the surface of your table down before you begin cleaning it. Sanding is time-consuming but worth the effort if you have time. If not, try using some wood filler to fill in any scratches first. This will make them less noticeable when you’re done cleaning your table.
Conclusion: A damp rag is really all you need to clean your wood coffee table
Perhaps the easiest and most cost-efficient way to clean a wood coffee table is by using nothing more than a damp rag. Start by wiping down your wood surface with a dry rag, then add a little wood cleaner, finish with another dry rag. This technique should effectively clean and disinfect your coffee table, removing any stains or smudges that may have developed over time without leaving your home smelling like chemicals or killing helpful bacteria.