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How to Remove Water Marks from Furniture
Note For Urdu Readers: Urdu Main Safai Ka Tarika aur Tips is page k akhir main di gai hain, page k akhri hisay main ja kar furniture ki safai k totkay parhain.
How to Remove Water Stains From Wood
To get rid of those telltale watermark rings left by sweating beverages, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth. Then wipe it off with a damp cloth and let it dry before applying furniture polish. For even stronger cleaning power, mix equal parts white toothpaste and baking soda.
Ways to Get Water Stains Off Wood
Water stains on wood consist of 2 types: white stains and dark stains. White stains are the result of moisture penetrating into the finish, but not into the wood itself. Leaving a glass with condensation on its exterior on wood can cause a white stain that looks like a ring. Dark stains occur when the water penetrates the finish and goes into the wood, such as a stain on a wood floor where moisture has leached from a planter. In this article, you’ll learn techniques to get water stains off wood, whether the stains appear white or dark.
Removing White Stains
1. Put mineral oil on a soft rag and rub it into the stain. Let it sit overnight and repeat if the stain seems to have diminished.
2. Rub the stain with mineral spirits on a soft cloth if the mineral oil doesn’t work. Mineral spirits is a mild solvent that can remove a stain that has penetrated into the wax, but not the finish.
3. Use a mixture of baking soda and toothpaste if mineral spirits don’t work. The proportions aren’t important, but don’t use toothpaste gel.
Removing Dark Stains With Sandpaper
1. Remove the finish over the stain gently with sandpaper, moving with the grain of the wood.
2. Sand the stain with #150-grit sandpaper, now that you have removed the finish. Feather the edges around the stained area with #0000 steel wool.
3. Use tack cloth (lint-free cloth) to remove sanding dust.
4. Put on several light coats of varnish to match the original finish.
5. Feather the edges of the new varnish with #0000 steel wool to remove the slight bump between the old and new varnish.
6. Wax the wood with a quality polish.
Removing Dark Stains With Bleach:
1. Bleach the wood with chlorine bleach if the stain turns out to be too deep to remove without excessive sanding.
2. Don your rubber gloves and apply the bleach with a brush.
3. Let it sit for a few hours. The stain should fade to nearly the wood’s original color, but it’s a slow process.
4. Use a clean sponge and water to remove the bleach completely and prevent further fading of the wood color.
5. Apply vinegar to neutralize the wood. This will prevent the wood from lightening the stain or varnish when you brush it on.
6. Let the wood dry thoroughly.
7. Apply wood stain, if needed, and let it dry again.
8. Brush on several light coats of varnish to match the original finish.
9. Feather the edges of the new varnish with #0000 steel wool to remove the slight bump between the old and new varnish. Remove dust with a tack cloth.
10. Wax the wood with a quality polish.
You can bleach wood use oxalic acid, available in most hardware stores, known as wood bleach. Follow the package instructions.
If the stain is on an antique, consult with an antiques expert before trying to get water stains off wood. Refinishing an antique can lower its value.
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Wood furniture takes special care. You don’t have to worry when water leaves a mark on your wood furniture. Zubaida Tariq is giving an easy tip to remove water marks from furniture.
How to Clean Wood Furniture – Wooden Furniture Cleaning Tips
Note For Urdu Readers: Urdu Main Lakri Kay Banay furniture ki Safai Ka Tarika aur Tips is page k akhir main di gai hain, page k akhri hisay main ja kar furniture ki safai k totkay parhain. Keeping your furniture clean will not only make it look more attractive, it will increase the longevity of the furniture’s materials. While cleaning a whole house worth of furniture can represent a major undertaking, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. By following a few simple steps, you can easily learn how to clean furniture effectively. Follow these suggestions for cleaning your furniture.
1. Wipe all dust and loose dirt from the wood. Use a clean cloth to go over the piece of furniture, loosening and removing any dust and dirt on the surface. This step should also be performed for cleaning other hard surfaces such as metal.
2. Make a wood oil mixture. Mix equal parts boiled linseed oil and turpentine in a bucket or bowl; a quarter cup (59 ml) of each will suffice for a large piece of furniture like a table. Both of these ingredients are readily available at hardware stores. As an alternative, you could use commercially available furniture oil.
3. Rub the oil onto the wood. Use a cloth to massage the oil into the wood; you will get the best results if you work along the grain of the wood. This mixture works very well on both finished and unfinished wood. It will increase the gloss and durability of finished wood, and it will prevent drying and cracking in unfinished wood. Rub the oil in thoroughly and allow the furniture to air dry.
4. Keep the wood dusted regularly. Maintaining a regular cleaning regimen will prolong the life of the wood.
Don’t use too much water when cleaning wood furniture. Water can cause the wood to warp and crack.
How to Clean Furniture – Upholstered Furniture
(Upholstery Meaning in Urdu is “Parday” matlab parday ka ya kapray ka foam ka bana howa) Note For Urdu Readers: Urdu Main Kapray/Poshish say banay furniture ki Safai Ka Tarika aur Tips is page k akhir main di gai hain, page k akhri hisay main ja kar furniture ki safai k totkay parhain. Keeping your furniture clean will not only make it look more attractive, it will increase the longevity of the furniture’s materials. While cleaning a whole house worth of furniture can represent a major undertaking, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. By following a few simple steps, you can easily learn how to clean furniture effectively. Follow these suggestions for cleaning your furniture.
Clean Upholstered Furniture:
1. Remove any loose dirt from the upholstery. Use a small dusting brush to brush the upholstery until it is free from any visible dirt and dust. If the furniture has loose cushions, remove those and brush them separately.
2. Vacuum the furniture. Using a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner, go over the entire piece of furniture. Make sure to vacuum all the upholstery, including both sides of any loose cushions.
3. Make a detergent mixture. Mix 1 part laundry detergent to 4 parts warm water in a large mixing bowl (make sure to use a detergent that doesn’t contain bleach). A quarter cup (59 ml) of detergent and a full cup (236 ml) of water will be enough to clean one large piece of furniture, such as a sofa. Beat these ingredients together with a wire whisk or an electric mixer until the texture is creamy and stiff peaks begin to form.
4. Test the detergent mixture in an inconspicuous spot. Dip a sponge into the detergent mixture and rub some of it onto the back or underside of the upholstery – somewhere where it is not likely to be seen. Wipe the spot dry with a cloth and then let it air dry completely. If any discoloration occurs, don’t use the detergent mixture. Consider instead having the furniture cleaned professionally.
5. Scrub the detergent mixture into all of the upholstery. Use a sponge to rub the mixture into the furniture. Wipe the upholstery dry with a cloth as you work. Allow the detergent to sit and penetrate for several minutes on any stains or tough spots. When finished, allow the furniture to dry, and then replace any loose cushions.
6. Vacuum the furniture regularly. In order to reduce the amount of heavy soiling (and the need to deep clean the furniture), maintain a regularly cleaning regimen. Vacuuming upholstery once a week will keep it looking better for longer. Courtesy of WikiHow