Sep 07 2022

How to Maintain a Wine Rack

After investing in a quality home wine rack, it’s understandable that you’ll want to do all you can to keep it in tip-top condition. As with any piece of furniture, your wine rack will require cleaning; however, sensitive materials mean that you don’t want to use just any cleaning product. At Cranville Wine Racks, we supply wooden and metal wine racks alike, and we’re here to tell you how to maintain each of them.

Wooden Wine Racks UK

Let’s start with how you go about cleaning a wooden wine rack; when doing so, it’s wise to avoid water or commercial cleaning products that aren’t designed for use on wood. Regardless of which cleaning method you use, you should always do a patch test on a small area of the rack that wouldn’t be easily seen.

Dust the Surface

Before anything else, you should dampen a clean, dry (preferably microfibre) cloth and gently wipe the surface of your wine rack with it. The moisture should effectively pick up any dust that the rack is harbouring without saturating the wood too deeply.

Apply Mineral Spirits

Once the surface has been thoroughly dusted, you’ll need another clean, dry cloth and cover it in mineral spirits. As you do so, be careful not to apply too much so that the wood becomes soaked. Using the cloth, you can wipe the surface in the direction of the grain, whilst paying special attention to especially grubby spots. Eventually, you should see any dirt start to lift away.

Clean Away Residue

After wiping down the rack with mineral spirits, you can return to the damp cloth from the initial step and use it to wipe away any residue. This step may need to be repeated a few times.

Wipe Off Moisture

Once all the residue has been removed, you then need to ensure that all moisture is dried. Be sure to guarantee that no dampness is left to seep into the surface.

Polish and Buff

Finally, you can protect your wine rack by adding some wax polish using a cheesecloth, making certain that you rub in the direction of the grain. This is the opportunity to give the rack a real good buff.

Metal Wine Racks UK

Maybe you have one of our metal wine racks, if so, discover how to maintain it below. Our metal wine racks are durable and resistant to corrosion; however, regular maintenance ensures that they look brand-new for years on end.

Rinse with Water

Firstly, your metal wine rack needs to be simply rinsed using clean water, as this will remove most of the dust or debris.

Wash with Hot Water

Once your rack is rid of dust and debris, it’s time to reach for the hot water and washing up liquid. Using a soft-bristled brush, such as a toothbrush, you can dip it into the solution and brush the rack in a circular motion.

Rinse Thoroughly

Upon your wine rack being cleaned, it needs to be rinsed thoroughly. This means that no soapy residue is left on the rack once you’re finished. As a result, you may be required to rinse multiple times, depending on how much you lathered the solution while cleaning.

Dry with a Soft Cloth

Following the thorough rinsing, you need to ensure that your wine rack is completely dry. It’s vitally important that you use a soft cloth to guarantee that the surface isn’t scratched. Similarly, you must ensure that the rack is completely dry to avoid the presence of water spots when you’re finished. Don’t be afraid to use two cloths if you need to.

Apply Wax

In order to keep your wine rack shining, you might occasionally coat it in paste wax or metal polish. When applying these products, you’ll need to get a clean, soft cloth and move it in a circular motion. Once the polish dries and has a film-like coating, you should grab another clean, soft cloth and buff the rack all over.

Shop Wooden and Metal Wine Racks at Cranville Wine Racks

Here at Cranville Wine Racks, we provide some of the best quality wine racking systems on the market. If you’re tired of cramming your wine bottles into a miscellaneous cupboard, why not consider one of our top-quality solutions? From contemporary feature wine racks to traditional appearances, we provide an array of products on our online store.

Be sure to browse our varied collection or contact us with any queries or concerns regarding our product range.