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How To Clean Reclaimed Wood

How To Clean Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood has many great uses, such as creating a reclaimed wood table top or other furniture for your home or restaurant. Despite its versatile nature, reclaimed wood can gather a lot of dirt and dust before it becomes reclaimed. When it comes to cleaning and washing reclaimed wood, things can certainly get complicated, whether it is about what product to use or how to do it without inflicting any damage.

Cleaning reclaimed wood is actually a very simple process and it can be done without any professional help. Here is a step-to-step guide on how to clean any reclaimed wood.

  1. Have a large open space, preferably a lawn or backyard.
  2. If you don’t have one already, borrow, rent or purchase a pressure washer.
  3. Put the pressure washer on a low setting and spray each board or plank once, which is important because spraying the wood too much can ruin the finish or gloss.
  4. Turn over the boards or planks and repeat step 3.
  5. Once done, you can spray the edges. Feel free to walk on the wood freely to get those edges correctly.
  6. Let the wood dry.
  7. Once the reclaimed wood is dry, use a sander and lightly sand each piece of wood.

And then you’re done and you will have clean wood that will be ready to be used for any project you have in mind. The best part is that the cleaning and sanding process will leave you with much nicer looking wood.