My nice wood bedroom furniture could do with a proper clean - not just a dust and polish
The fronts have make up down them and have never been properly cleaned - I am heavily pregnant and therefore obsessing about this Can I just use dilute detergent and a cloth? I have both matt and varnished wood furniture. TIA
Sorry - I didn't answer the question properly. You can use some warm soapy water - nothing stronger than dishwashing liquid. You need to make sure that you wipe it all off thought and use a polish afterwards as it's very drying on nice wood.
Furniture also has a lot of grease build up and fingerprints on it so it is worth cleaning your furniture with some sort of degreaser. One you would use to clean your kitchen would be ok, just spray on and wipe off. If your furniture is varnished, make sure you avoid products containing Trisodium phosphate as that will remove the shine from your furniture, however it is very effective in removing dirt and residue.