Whenever you make an investment in building a home or improving the home you already live in, it’s important that you choose attractive materials that are long lasting, and easy to take care of. When it comes to interior finishing materials, prefinished pine paneling is a popular choice, and it’s also one of the easiest to take care of.

Whether you’re thinking about using pre-stained knotty pine paneling for remodeling, or you’ve already installed wood paneling in your home, you’ll find that caring for your interior pine paneling is easy and that the good looks can last for decades. Continue reading to find out how to clean wood paneling walls!

Why is Interior Pine Paneling So Easy to Take Care Of?

Pine is one of the most robust building materials in existence. When harvested, treated, and stained correctly, pine will often last for decades or even for the lifetime of a home. Advanced treatment methods prevent pine from absorbing moisture, and finished pine is hard and resilient to impact damage, scratches, or the general wear that comes from a busy household.

If you’re used to wall finishing materials like wallpaper or even painted drywall, then you will know that the slightest damage can make a wall unsightly and unpresentable. This can make your interior wood walls embarrassing eyesores that you’ll never be proud of when guests are around. Because interior pine paneling will go on to last for many years, while still looking just as great as the day it was installed, you’ll never have to worry about your home looking anything less than its best.

Keeping Panels Dust Free

Let’s face it. With a material that is as resilient to damage as pine, the biggest problem that you’re going to have to deal with is dust and grime buildup. If you have young children in your home, especially highly active children, then your pine interior walls can quickly pick up dust, dirt, and other debris. Thankfully, learning how to clean wood paneling properly is easy.

  • For dust build up you can use a static dusting brush or even a vacuum cleaner with a dusting brush attachment. You should never use an uncovered vacuum hose on your walls because this could cause scratching from the metal on the vacuum cleaner. By using a brush attachment, you’ll be able to get dust out of every joint and crevice, for healthy and clean walls.
  • If you have grime build up or any other kind of minor scuff marks on your interior pine paneling, then these can simply be removed with a damp microfiber cloth. If the mark is particularly stubborn or sticky (from food or other materials) then you can dip your cloth into a mixture of water and mild detergent before cleaning your knotty pine paneling of the stain or scuff mark.

Knowing how to clean pine wood walls is honestly that simple, which is one of the main reasons that so many people are now choosing interior pine paneling to finish their homes. For parents with toddlers, strong and robust pre finished pine paneling will be a huge advantage and will take away the anxiety of wondering whether a wall will become stained or damaged.

Even if you are looking for paneling for eateries, restaurants, and bars, you’ll find that the hard wearing nature of prefinished panels will be perfectly suited to your establishment, and it will make cleanup and maintenance much easier when compared to painted walls or drywall. Interior wood paneling also looks great and natural timber offers a warm and welcoming aesthetic that would be perfect for anyone in the hospitality business.

Benefits Outside of Easy Cleaning from the Woodworker’s Shoppe

Our interior pine paneling is easy to install with a tongue and groove system that runs along the lengths and ends of our panels.  Waste is minimized and installation times are cut down (great for businesses!). Panels are also affordable so they’re great for home improvement projects or for completing a commercial build.

The versatility of pine will surprise you, and it’s possible to use our panels all throughout a home or business.

If you want something that stands out, that is easy to clean, and that be a great investment that lasts for years, then it’s time to check out the pine tongue and groove paneling from The Woodworker’s Shoppe.