Oak furniture can look good in any home. When it comes to an oak TV stand, this is a particularly good material because it not only looks good, but oak is also durable and strong enough to hold a large TV.
One of the best reasons to choose oak as a material for your TV stand is that it will last a long time. However, even with its durability, oak does require some care. In this post, we are going to teach you how to clean your oak TV stand.
Remove TV and Components
The first step is to clear the TV and all of the entertainment components from the TV stand. These things will get in the way and make it hard to get the TV stand as clean as it can get. Additionally, you are going to be using water to clean parts of the TV stand, so you don’t want to get any of the electronics wet.
Dusting Oak Furniture
You should be dusting your oak furniture regularly. Even when you are not giving your oak TV stand a full cleaning, dusting will keep it looking good, and it will make it easier clean when you do decide to give it a full cleaning. Before you move on to the wet part of the cleaning, you want to dust the TV stand and then use a dry cloth to remove any dirt.
Wipe it Down
Once you have all of the dust and loose dirt removed, you need to get a damp cloth or sponge to wipe the oak TV stand down. It is important to make sure the cloth or sponge is just damp; you do not want to wipe it down with a rag or sponge that is soaking wet.
If your oak TV stand is relatively new and you have been taking care of it, this light wipe down with water should get it looking good as new. At this point, you just need to dry the furniture with a towel and start putting your TV and entertainment components back in the TV stand.
Cleaning with Wood Soap
If your oak TV stand is older or you have not been taking care of it, you might need to use a wood soap to get it clean. You should be able to find a good oil-based wood soap at your local supermarket or hardware store. Just make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for mixing and applying the soap.
When using most wood soaps, you want to use gentle pressure when applying the soap and removing dirt. Generally, the idea is that you apply the soap mixture with a sponge. After that, you clean it off using a damp rag and then you follow that by drying the oak TV stand.
When it comes to keeping oak furniture clean, the key is to be consistent. If you dust it and wipe it down regularly, it will look better and you will not have to do an intensive cleaning as frequently.