How to Clean the Metal Stem of Your Bar Stools

1st October 2018

How to clean the metal stem of your bar stools

We have many cleaning-related blog posts here at Lakeland Furniture. You may be wondering why. Well, it's because we think of our blog as a resource centre for both our customers and any passers-by! If you're going to buy furniture from us, we want to know that you'll be well equipped to look after it in the future. And that's not all, we write plenty of interior design-related posts and seasonal inspiration posts that cover all bases across the furniture world. Today, however, we're going to be walking you through the steps required to clean your beloved bar stools. This will be handy for you if your bar stools have metal stems and bases. After all, you'll want them looking gleaming and good as new for the party season! Right?

What you'll need:

  • Feather duster
  • A bucket of warm, soapy water
  • A few dry, soft cloths
  • Aluminium foil
  • White vinegar
  • Baby oil or WD40

The method

  1. Start by dusting your bar stools from top to bottom, ensuring no dirt or dust is left behind. Any marks or dirt that is engrained will be removed using the next few steps.
  2. Now, you can begin with the real cleaning process! Take a bucket of warm soapy water - use mild detergent where possible. Then, dip your dry, soft cloth into the solution and ring out. Wipe the metal stem down with your now wet, soapy cloth to really give it a good clean. Try and remove any food or drink spillages or stains. Allow the bar stool to dry completely.
  3. Next, you can tackle the harsher stains or any rust marks. Take some aluminium foil, with the shiny side up, and scrunch into a ball. This can be rubbed against any rust marks to attempt to remove them. It should leave your bar stool looking good as new!
  4. You can now use your white vinegar (or alternatively, rubbing alcohol) to get rid of any unsightly dark marks in the chrome frame. This should alleviate any limescale or watermarks.
  5. Finally, take some WD40 or baby oil to really give your bar stool a beautiful brand-new shiny appearance. Use a soft, dry cloth to rub a small amount of the baby oil or WD40 into the surface of the metal stem.

And now you're done! You can enjoy your lovely clean bar stools, safe in the knowledge that they are free from dirt, dust and rust. How about using them for a cocktail party or putting on a seasonal celebration in your kitchen?


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