Wooden furniture or decoration is beautiful and environmentally friendly. But like any natural material, wood is very sensitive to external factors. We tell you how to remove traces of moisture, mold and not harm the surface.
To safely treat wood with bleach, the latter is diluted in half with cold water. Otherwise, the liquid is too caustic and may damage the surface. Whiteness can remove dark stains, for this, with a hard sponge, you need to apply a little solution to the surface and wait until it dries completely. If stains still remain, make a more concentrated solution, such as two-thirds bleach and one-third water, and repeat the procedure. Don’t forget gloves and a mask so you don’t breathe in the fumes.
These can be compositions with scrubbing particles, sandpaper or a metal sponge. With their help, the stain is scraped off the surface along with the protective layer. If the wood has been polished or varnished, they will need to be applied again after the procedure is completed. Antique furniture cannot be cleaned in this way — it can drop in price due to damage.
Mayonnaise contains ingredients that are duplicated in the composition of polishing products. That is why this method is not as absurd as it seems at first glance. A couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise is applied to a towel or a dry cloth, rubbed over the entire area of u200bu200bthe matter, and in this form, a towel is applied to the place where stains have formed.
Mayonnaise is perfectly absorbed into the tree, and the fat in its composition will absorb all the moisture and there will be no trace of the stain. Ordinary Vaseline can become an analogue of mayonnaise.
Regular, non-gel, non-whitening toothpaste is suitable for processing. You will also need a clean toothbrush. The scheme is the same — just rub the paste into the surface. It will remove any remaining liquid. On antique furniture, this method cannot be used, because the stiff bristles of the brush can damage the surface.
A fungus that causes dark stains on a tree is afraid of hydrogen peroxide and other pharmaceutical antiseptics. Dampen a cotton pad with peroxide and apply to the stain. If it starts to disappear, the treatment will need to be repeated several more times. In addition to peroxide, ammonia can be used.
It is mixed with salt to make a thick paste. It is applied to the stain and rubbed a little. With a damp cloth or napkin, the remains of the paste are removed, after which the wood is polished, if necessary. It should be understood that wood is a soft material, and it is difficult to remove mold from its surface, for example. Therefore, you should not expect a quick result.
Baking soda is a well-known cleaning agent for various kinds of surfaces. It will work for wood too. It copes well with small manifestations of mold, best of all when paired with vinegar. You can, for example, make an acetic-soda solution and irrigate the damaged surface from the spray gun once every two hours.