We all want our furniture to look its best. That’s why we don’t spare any money when it comes to preserving it by using high-quality cleaners. Unfortunately, just because they cost more doesn’t mean they can’t ruin a perfectly good upholstered or wood furniture.
“There is no need for any cleaning product when you are dusting your furniture on a regular basis,” Pourny said. “Oils, even the natural ones, silicones, and dusting sprays will create build-up, attract and catch more dust, and end up ruining your finish at long term by seeping through down to the wood.” If you do use a cleaning product, test it first on an unnoticeable part of the item you intend on cleaning. And keep in mind that natural solutions such as salt are always better than chemicals.