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How do I clean my wooden interior walls and doors? They are finished with a dry stain (not sure of the correct lingo.) If I use anything damp, it seems to lift some of the stain. I have 5 kids and lots of fingerprints! Help! Thank you!


Sounds like it needs a fresh coat of clear stain applied if it is coming off with washing. If not, wash with Murphy Oil Soap. Just be aware that you will not be able to apply any stain after using Murphy's. It would have to be sanded.

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Posted By Rick
I purchased a cedar log home that's 25 yrs old & was always coated with a transparent stain. The person I have to re-stain the south side says that I have to use a solid stain because the wood wasn't maintained properly. Does this sound right?