How to Clean & Disinfect Wood Furniture Without Damaging Finish

We’re here to show you how to clean wood furniture, household trim and more without damaging delicate varnish finishes. Just follow these simple steps to learn how to clean wood cabinets, and how to disinfect wood furniture with Pine-Sol.

TIP: Be sure to check whether you’re using our new concentrated Pine-Sol® formula or the old non-concentrated Pine-Sol, as that will determine your dilution ratio. See the chart below and get your ratios right!

Supplies

  • original-pine-cleaner
  • measuring-cup Measuring cup
  • bucket Bucket
  • sponge Sponge
  • scrub-brush Scrubbing brush

Steps

Learn how to clean wood furniture and how to disinfect wood furniture with Pine-Sol multi-surface disinfectant.

  1. Step 1 Mix ⅛ cup of Pine-Sol® for each gallon of water.

    TIP: For disinfection, mix 1 cup of Pine-Sol® Original per ½ gallon of water.
  2. Step 2 Dampen a soft sponge, cloth or mop with the mixture to wipe down the surface.
  3. Step 3 Scrub stubborn spots with a gentle scrub brush or mop. Use Pine-Sol® full-strength if needed, following up with a water rinse.

    TIP: For safe, effective use, avoid using Pine-Sol® on unsealed, waxed, oiled or visibly worn wood.
  4. Step 4 Wait 10 minutes to disinfect surfaces.
  5. Step 5 Follow up with a thorough water rinse.

    TIP: For safe, effective use, avoid using Pine-Sol® on unsealed, waxed, oiled or visibly worn wood.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  1. * Use as directed
PINE-SOL® BY THE NUMBERS
  • 2X concentrated
    formula*
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    action
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander