How to Maintain Wood Countertops

If you have just bought a new countertop for your kitchen interior and it is made of wood, then it would be good to learn how to keep it clean and preserve its good look for a longer period. Having wood countertop in you kitchen will make the place cosier and good looking.

Wood countetops require different treatment than their stone versions. Moreover, here we are talking about an environmentally friendly material, because most woods are renewable and the countertops are made of already used resources. So, if you really want to learn which is the best way to keep your wood countetop clean and shiny, then our cleaning London professionals will give you this information in the following lines.

1. To begin the cleaning of your brand new wood countertop you need to make sure that there is nothing on the surface. Then you should wipe the wood with a clean soft cloth and a solution made of water and some dish-washing liquid. Once the wood surface is clean, you have to pour a few drops of some oil onto the countertop. You do not have to use too much oil. Also, it would be good to divide the area into small portions and work on one portion at a time.

2. Now, use a small piece of some clean cotton or linen rag/cloth to get the mineral oil into the wood. Do this until the entire surface of your wood countertop is covered with mineral oil. To remove the excess use a clean cloth.

3. When you are finished with the previous step, cleaners London advise to clean the surface of your wood countertop with some good quality detergent to prevent bleach marks. You should keep in mind that oil is water resistant, which does not mean that it is completely waterproof. So, you have to pay extra attention while pouring water on your wood countertop.

4. Now, it is time to disinfect the area. For the purpose, you have to make a mixture of water and white vinegar in a 2 to 1 ratio. Pour the solution into a clean spray bottle for easier application. Use a clean sponge and the spray bottle to clean and disinfect the wood surface of your countertop.

5. For incidents such as a blemish on the surface, you can use salt to handle the situation. Just sprinkle salt over the stain and pour a small amount of water. Scrub gently and clean the area with a sponge or rag. When the area is completely dry, professional cleaners in London advise to refinish the surface with a small amount of turpentine oil.


April 17, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning, Home Improvement

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