How to Protect a Wooden Dining Room Table

Once you’ve successfully chosen a dining room table, you’ll want to research the best way to care for it so it will last for years to come. In today’s blog, the furniture care experts at Star Furniture discuss how to protect a wooden dining room table.

Wood Table Care Tip #1: Dust Regularly

Dust may seem harmless, but when it comes to how to care for wood furniture, regular dusting is incredibly important. Dust buildup can quickly lead to scratches in the wood finish, so make sure you make a habit of regularly dusting your wooden dining room table. Not sure how to get started? The best way to dust wood furniture is with a microfiber cloth, which naturally clings to dust.

You can also use a slightly damp cloth to get the job done. In general, its best to stay away from specialized dust polishes like Pledge, as they often contain silicones that can slowly soak into the grain of the wood causing permanent damage to your wood table.

Wood Table Care Tip #2: Use Dish Soap to Wash & Spot Clean

The best way to clean wood tables is with a microfiber cloth and a cleaning solution made of warm water and a few drops of dish soap. First, dust the table. Once you’ve tested a small area, you can then apply the solution to the area you need to spot clean or the entire table. Because moisture can easily damage wood, make sure that you dry the table thoroughly after washing.