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How to Clean Your Wooden Bed Frame and Make it Look New

How to Clean Your Wooden Bed Frame and Make it Look New

Your bed frame is one of the most important furniture pieces that you have in your home. This supports your mattress to provide you with the best sleep while creating the ambiance that you want to achieve in your bedroom.

We’ve talked about many ways to clean our favourite mattress, but it’s not complete if we don’t take care of our bed frames. To achieve a cosy bedroom, it’s paramount to also keep your bed frame free from dust, stains, and other elements that can impact your comfort.

A wooden bed frame is stylish and durable, not to mention, easy to clean. Here are some ways that you can clean your wooden bed frame for a gorgeous and pristine bedroom setup.

 

Bed Frame Cleaning Guide

Bed Frame Cleaning Guide

Before cleaning your bed frame, it’s good to understand its components, like the box spring and the headboard. These can get too dirty due to buildup and harbour dust mites and bed bugs.

Here are the things that you will need for cleaning your wooden bed frame:

  • Clean cloth
  • Vinegar and water solution
  • Mild detergent
  • Vacuum cleaner

 

Wipe Liquid Stains Immediately

Wipe Liquid Stains Immediately

Wipe coffee spills or any liquid stains from your wooden bed frame immediately with a clean, soft cloth. Do not let your wooden furniture become saturated with water. For stubborn stains and sticky spots, you may use a mild detergent solution or a vinegar and water solution to tackle the dirt. Always test any solution on an inconspicuous area to make sure that any product that you’ll use is safe for the wood.

In case there are liquid stains on your mattress, read this quick mattress cleaning guide.

Wood is an absorbent bed frame material, which means it can easily be a target of stain and mould buildup, which can ruin the protective finish of the wood material. If not maintained, this supposedly durable bedroom furniture may deteriorate in quality.

 

Dust Your Bed Frame

Dust Your Bed Frame

Wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth to remove the dust. This will prevent dirt from spreading throughout the room and bouncing back to the bed frame. Make sure to tackle hard-to-reach corners to remove the dirt that is ingrained in the surfaces. Incorporate this task into your weekly routine to make general wooden bed frame cleaning more achievable. 

When cleaning your wooden bed or anything in general, always refer to the care label to identify the cleaning tools and products that are safe for wood. Do not use all-purpose cleaners that are not applicable to wood materials.

Clean the Headboard 

Clean the Headboard

Using the same materials, gently wipe your headboard to remove dust buildup. Always keep your cloth damp but not too wet, as moisture can affect the quality of your wood. After cleaning your headboard with a damp cloth, use a dry cloth to remove excess moisture.

 

Clean the Mattress Base

Clean the Mattress Base

Remove the mattress from your bed frame and vacuum the top and sides of your bed frame. Use a brush attachment to tackle areas that are particularly dirty. You may also use your cleaning solution to tackle deeper stains or hard-to-reach areas. If using some specific mattress cleaners, always start with the gentlest products and move forward to stronger ones only if necessary.

Remove the solution afterwards and use a dry cloth to remove the excess moisture.

Allow your bed frame to dry before replacing your mattress. Use fresh bedding to enjoy your cleaner bedroom setup.

 

Polish Your Bed Frame

Polish Your Bed Frame

Use a wood-friendly polish to add some shine to your wooden bed. This will also protect your wooden bed frame from scratches and prolong the lifespan of your furniture. Apply the polish in light, thin strokes, following the direction of the wood grain, until you achieve your desired finish. Do this gently to prevent a lumpy or cloudy look.

 

Prevent Dirt Build Up

Prevent Dirt Build Up

Keep your bed fresh and comfortable by regularly cleaning its surfaces. To prevent dirt and allergen buildup, always dust your furniture using a damp cloth or vacuum cleaner. Avoid placing your bed near areas where dust can easily accumulate. Don’t forget to clean your mattress and change your bed sheets every week.

 

FAQs

How can I remove old polish from my wooden bed?

How can I remove old polish from my wooden bed?

To give your wooden bed frame a refresh, it's necessary to remove the thick polish from your bed. Dampen a cloth with a 2:1 tea-water solution and apply it to the wood. The properties present in the tea will revitalise the wood material.

 

How can I remove ink marks from my wooden bed?

Can I remove ink marks from my wooden bed?

Create a baking soda paste by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Gently rub the solution on the ink stain until the mark disappears.

 

How can I remove sticky stains from my bed?

Sticky stains can be removed with a mild detergent and water solution. Carefully rub the solution onto your wooden surface until the stain disappears. Make sure to blot the excess moisture afterwards to prevent mould from forming.

 

How can I remove deep stains from my wooden bed?

How can I remove deep stains from my wooden bed?

For tougher stains, try the ever-helpful non-gel toothpaste to treat the trickier stains on your wooden bed. This can also work on hazy rings caused by your coffee cup on your bedside table.

 

When should I replace my wooden bed frame?

When should I replace my wooden bed frame?

This depends on the quality of materials used in constructing your bed frame as well as how you take care of the wooden furniture. Wood is generally durable and can stand wear and tear pretty well. Many wooden bed frames can last for 15 years in ideal conditions, but due to general wear and tear, they may need to be replaced after 10 years.

If you see or experience signs of bed frame damage like squeaking noises, wood splitting, and a lack of support, it’s time to change your bed.

 

Conclusion

Conclusion

A wooden bed frame is a gorgeous and timeless piece that is popular for its durability. However, this tough home furniture must-have should still be treated with care.

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