Any wooden table, including pine wood, can become filthy, stained or gloomy following use and time. Cleaning methods vary based on the type of stain and the table’s condition, age and value. You might not want to disturb the finish on an antique table since it might lower its value. But you have many options for enhancing the overall appearance of an overall purpose wooden table.
Clean Surface Stains
Sometimes you only have to remove the surface dirt and grime from a wooden table. Soap and water aren’t great choices for timber, but a combination of hot water with chewing gum turpentine and boiled linseed oil cleans the surface and restores the wood’s luster. This mixture removes dirt, oil and wax buildup. You should buff the table dry with a soft cloth, then add lemon oil polish. You can even use oil soap as an alternative to the hot water mix to wash a table.
Eliminate Light Moisture Stains
White rings or stains are usually caused by moisture entering the coating of wax onto the timber surface. It’s not required to strip the entire finish to remove these stains. You can remove modest stains with a little bit of toothpaste onto a soft cloth. You should buff with all the grain of the timber, then wipe off the toothpaste with a clean cloth and polish the table with lemon oil or wax. When the stains are numerous, use a polishing attachment fitted to a handheld rotary tool to store physical strain.
Eliminate Deep Moisture Stains
Stains that are more extensive, but haven’t penetrated into the timber, may require an abrasive. It is possible to use a mixture of one part turpentine to three components boiled linseed oil to remove deeper water stains. Gently heat the oil mixture by pouring a bit onto hot water in a jar, then dip a #0000 steel wool mat to the mixture. Work on the stain with the grain of the timber, then polish the table with a soft rag when the stain is gone. You need to treat the entire tabletop or surface to ensure uniformity.
Eliminate Dark Spots
Dark spots indicate that the stain or moisture has penetrated to the wood. This type of stain requires that you simply strip and refinish the wood. Utilize an oscillating tool and wiping attachments to strip the finish over the entire surface to ensure uniformity. After stripping, treat the stain with a bleach available for timber. The type of bleach you buy depends upon the nature of the stain. Those available include oxalic acid, two-part timber bleach and chlorine bleach. Refinish the table with a clear conclusion, or an oil base stain buffed to the timber.