In addition to being aesthetically pleasing and resilient, knotty pine is one of the easiest varieties of wood to clean. If you are interested in keeping knotty pine clean year-round, make sure to follow these steps.
Step 1 - Preliminary Wiping
Before tackling the cleaning process, wipe down your knotty pine surface with a dampened washcloth. This will help remove any dust and will make the process easier for you.
Step 2 - Mixing Your Cleaner
Next, create a homemade knotty pine cleaning solution. To do this, simply combine warm water with a single tablespoon of mild liquid soap in an empty spray bottle. Shake the bottle until the solution is mixed and apply to the wood. Use a washcloth to give the surface a thorough wiping.
Step 3 - Cleaning Your Surface
Fill a second spray bottle with warm water and proceed to rinse off the freshly cleaned surface. Dry the surface with a clean cloth. To make sure your knotty wood surfaces stay clean year-round, it is best to perform this process at least twice a month.