Wood Paneling for Walls: Upkeep and Maintenance

Wood paneling in a home.

Wood paneling is one way to decorate a bedroom or living room of your home. There are various types of wood paneling, and it's fairly easy to install, which makes it a popular choice for do-it-yourself home decorators. Once you have the wood paneling in place, it's important to maintain it appropriately for the best, long-lasting results. This means you need to know what type of finish is on your paneling.

Daily Maintenance and Upkeep

One thing you can do every day or every other day is wipe down the exposed areas of the paneling. This is simple and only requires a soft towel or rag. This will keep the wall looking clean and new for as long as possible.

Weekly Maintenance and Upkeep

Weekly, or every other week, you should use a wood cleaner or polisher. Depending on the area of your home, you may only need to use these products once a month.

Occasional Maintenance and Upkeep

For deep cleaning to remove excess build-up and keep walls looking new, use a wood cleaning product with a light wax. Find the product based on the type of finish of the paneling. You can test products on a small, less visible area.

Wood paneling is a smart and versatile option. It does not take a lot of effort to maintain and can look great for years.