To maintain wood paneling looking as if were installed yesterday, place a regular care and maintenance program into practice. Unless the wood is bare and unfinished, cleaning and maintenance refer to the end that protects the wood. Indoor climate also affects how well the wood holds up with time, because heated homes may dry wood paneling if it’s not often maintained.

Regular Dusting or Vacuuming

Dust, debris and dirt like to hide in the nooks and crannies of real wood paneling. While it’s possible to dust the timber to remove surface grime, to wash wood paneling efficiently, you must vacuum it often. Add the soft brush attachment to the wand of the vacuum and then work methodically through the wall, starting at the top and running. Vacuum wood plank walls once every 2 months or so, but conduct a dust wand around them at least weekly, based on the quantity of accumulated dust.

Light Washing

Light washing of a wood-paneled wall requires 2 1-gallon buckets and 2 cellulose sponges. Mix 2 teaspoons of mild dishwashing detergent in a gallon bucket of warm water. Add warm warm water into the second bucket as a rinsing agent. Begin at the bottom of the wall and work up, cleaning a small section of paneling at one time, and move laterally through the wall as you finish a section. Apply the cleaning agent, then rinse with clean water. Buff dry with a clean rag or cloth. Don’t permit water or detergents to sit or air-dry on the finished wood paneling, as the end could turn a milky white.

Removing Grease or Crayon

Don’t permit heavy-duty solvents or alkali-based cleaning options to sit down finished wood paneling, as these can harm the finish. But if dirt or crayon dirties the timber paneling, mineral spirits may cut these efficiently — if used in small doses. Dab a fresh cloth with mineral spirits and use into the stained area. Rub vigorously to eliminate. Wipe excess mineral spirits to avoid damaging the finish. When working with mineral spirits, open up windows for ventilation. Mineral spirits will also be highly flammable. Don’t use mineral spirits on timber paneling surfaced with paper or thin lashes.

Lemon Oil End

Lemon oil or your favorite furniture oil or polish gives wood paneling a nice sheen. Additionally, it restores unfinished wood paneling that has dried out. Apply the chosen item to a clean cloth and wipe the paneling from the direction of the grain. Blot up any excess oil to avoid overly soaked locations. Apply oil or polish product semiannually or quarterly depending upon the inside climate of your home. Add the oil products into the timber after a thorough cleaning, as the last step.

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