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You Will Need
- A few clean cloths
- A little mild liquid dishwashing detergent
- Some warm water
- Furniture wax
- Mineral spirits
- Non-gel toothpaste
Place a drop of liquid detergent on a cotton cloth dampened with warm water to test the table first. Test in a small, inconspicuous place — like along the edge of the table or at a corner.
If there is no noticeable damage or discoloration to the table's finish, create a solution of water and liquid detergent to clean the entire table.
Clean the table with the soapy solution using a cloth from which any excess water has been squeezed out.
Rinse the cloth often as you clean, rewetting and then wringing it out again.
Rinse detergent off
When the entire table has been cleaned, rinse the detergent off with another cloth dipped in warm water—again, don't use too much water.
Rub the table with a dry cloth to remove any trace of moisture.
When the table is clean and dry, apply furniture wax—but only do this once every three months to a year to avoid buildup.