The amount of polishing you should perform on your wood furniture depends on the piece’s condition and how often you plan to use it. For example, if you have a piece that is very well worn, you may only need to polish it a few times a year, or as necessary. Depending on the material, polishing wood furniture will either enhance its appearance or hide minor scratches. It will also give dull wood furniture a new shine, and may even add a fresh scent to the room.
For the best results, use a soft cloth to clean wood furniture. Make sure to rub the furniture with the cloth in the direction of the wood grain. If the wood finish is particularly intricate, you can use a soft brush or micro fiber cloth to remove the residue. Make sure to dry the wood thoroughly before attempting to polish or wax it. In addition, you should avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight, as this may cause the finish to fade.
Once you have cleaned the furniture and sanded it, you can polish it by rubbing it with a small amount of furniture wax. It’s important to test the product on a small area before proceeding. For most wooden furniture, soap and water cleaning will suffice. Before you proceed with the polishing process, you must determine whether the wood finish is oil-based or wax-based. Oil-based pieces should be polished with oil, while wax-based pieces should be polished with wax.