How to maintain internal wooden doors

A few advices on how to maintain your wooden door and give it a longer lifetime.

Tips for unvarnished wood

  • Mix hot water, a squirt of detergent, a little vinegar and olive oil.
  • With the abrasive side of a sponge, lightly wipe the wood. Note to work in the same direction as the grain.
  • Dry the door with a cloth.
  • To bring out the natural colors of your door, wipe entirety the door with a cloth that would have dip into a mix of warm water and olive oil (add around 15 ml of olive oil per 4 litres of water).

Tips for varnished wood

Apply a wax paste on the door protecting it from moisture and dust. Apply not too much wax over the door with a cloth. Let it dry for at least 24 hours and repeat the process on the other side.


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