How to Clean a Wood Dining Room Table

Clean a Wood Dining Room Table
Clean a Wood Dining Room Table (Image: fullbeddings.com)

A wood dining room table is usually the centerpiece of a formal dining room. Depending on the family, a dining room table can take quite a bit of abuse. Between being a prime location for doing homework and family meals a wood dining room table will need the occasional cleaning to keep it looking nice. With proper care and a little effort, a wood dining room table can last for many generations.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft clean cloth
  • Pledge
  • Wood conditioner
  • Q-tip
  • Walnut
  • Iodine
  • Mayonnaise

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Dust the dining room table at least once a week to prevent the buildup of dust that may damage the wood over time. Use a soft clean cloth and a furniture polish such as Pledge to make it shine.

Apply a wood conditioner to a soft clean cloth and thoroughly wipe down the table. This should be done twice a year to keep your table looking at its best.

Clean up spills immediately. Use a damp clean cloth to remove anything that may cause a sticky residue.

Use a walnut or a nut that has a similar color of the table to fill in scratches. Rub the nut horizontally across the scratch. Use iodine on a Q-Tip to darken it. It may take several coats of iodine to get the colors to match.

Rub mayonnaise onto a water mark and leave it overnight. In the morning, wipe away any excess and apply more if needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid the use of harsh chemicals and abrasives that may scratch the wood.
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