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Best way to clean stained wood panelling

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Romana Lungbarrow, 23 Jan 2017.

  1. Romana Lungbarrow

    Romana Lungbarrow

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    hi

    I recently had solid wood paneling fitted around the base of my bath. The builders stained the wood to make it water proof but I've noticed it tends to collect dust. I can't use a yellow duster on it because the wood just collects extra fluff from the duster and I dare not use any chemical cleaners on it.

    Anyone know a good way to clean the paneling?
     
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    Staining timber tends to lift the grain of the wood, and the answer is to let the stain dry, sand it down and then apply another coat. This may take a few attempts before the finish is completely smooth.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John, they did sand it down once and restrain but I'm prepared to do this again.

    Sorry I'm a bit of a DIY newbie but can I just sand this down by hand using a coarse sand paper?
     
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    Sure you can....as it's been sanded before, go for a 120 or 140 grit paper - whatever comes to hand.
    John :)
     
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    Use cotton cloth and furniture polish.
     
  7. I'd use a fine sandpaper (240 grtit) and see if that cures it, then restain if necessary. Did they put any coatings on after the stain though, as a stain won't normally waterproof the wood.
     
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