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How to Clean a Corner Entertainment Center

by Craig Blake

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A corner entertainment center ready for a clean

When you're tight on space, a corner entertainment center can fulfill all your entertainment needs in a fraction of the space. Picking up a corner entertainment center could be the perfect touch to complete your family room. Because most television stands are generally laden with a TV, video game console, DVD player and other entertainment odds and ends, it can be easy to neglect cleaning them. However, considering a good deal of attention is focused on your corner TV stand, it might be worth a good cleaning every now and then. Considering dust seems to gravitate to the corners of any room, you might want to do this more often than not; however, not all types of corner TV stands should be cleaned the same way, depending on material. The next time your corner entertainment center looks like it could use some sprucing up, use these tips to keep it sparkling for years to come.

Cleaning a Corner Entertainment Center:

  1. Wood: No matter the material, you should always remove the TV and other items from your corner entertainment center before cleaning. Otherwise you'll have a spotty cleaning job, allowing dust to build up in certain areas. Use a soft cloth, barely dampened, to pick up dust. Make sure you dry the surface afterward. If you choose to polish your wood No matter the material, you should always remove the TV and other items from your corner entertainment center before cleaning. Otherwise you'll have a spotty cleaning job, allowing dust to build up in certain areas. Use a soft cloth, barely dampened, to pick up dust. Make sure you dry the surface afterward. If you choose to polish your wood TV console, make sure to choose a polish recommended for your type of finish. Also, don't polish more than about three times per year; the surface of the corner entertainment center could get cloudy., make sure to choose a polish recommended for your type of finish. Also, don't polish more than about three times per year; the surface of the corner entertainment center could get cloudy.

  2. Metal: Try wiping down your metal corner furniture TV stand with a damp rag once per week. Afterward, be sure to dry well, as metal television stands are prone to rust. If you ever do have rust accumulate, you can rub it off gently with wire wool.

  3. Glass: After removing your TV and entertainment items, spray your glass corner entertainment center with a glass cleaner. Wipe up the cleaner with a paper towel or newspaper to avoid leaving any streaks across the glass. Don't forget to clean both sides of the glass. If only one side is dirty, it will make both sides look bad.

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