How to Clean Wood Walls and Paneling

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Some people hesitate to clean wood paneling for fear of damaging it. Here's how to clean those walls and panels safely.

How to Clean Wood Walls and Paneling

Dust wood walls and paneling with a soft rag, or vacuum with a vacuum cleaner brush about every two weeks.

How to Clean Wood Walls and Paneling

Use a soft cloth to apply oil soap to particularly dirty wood according to the oil soap manufacturer's directions.

How to Clean Wood Walls and Paneling

For tough stains, clean the wood with mineral spirits as a last resort. To test for staining, use a soft cloth to apply the spirits to an inconspicuous area of the wall. If the spirits do not stain, moisten the cloth with mineral spirits and lightly dab the spot or stain. Allow to dry.

Warning

Don't use mineral spirits near heat or flame. Always allow proper ventilation.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't use mineral spirits near heat or flame. Always allow proper ventilation.

Things you need

  • Power Brush Vacuum Attachments
  • Several Soft Rags
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Oil Soaps
  • Vacuum cleaners

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