What you can't wash with water: some items will surprise you

Julia PeschanskayaLife
What not to wash with water

When cleaning, housewives carefully select special products to avoid damaging surfaces. But most people don't even realize that ordinary water can also spoil some things and leave unwanted marks.

OBOZ.UA has compiled a list of items that should not be washed with water. Regular cleaning can lead to a loss of attractive appearance and damage to the material.

Wooden furniture

Water can damage the finish of wooden furniture and leave light spots. Excessive moisture causes the wood to swell and crack. It is better to use a soft microfiber cloth and high-quality polishing products to restore shine and remove dirt.

Leather goods

If your leather furniture or shoes get dirty, do not use water, as the liquid will leave unwanted light stains and cause the leather to crack. Also, avoid using natural oils to add shine to your items. Products with a high fat content will accelerate surface cracking.

Musical instruments

Water discolors and damages wood, as well as adversely affects the metal coating and causes instruments to dull and rust.


This delicate fabric requires special care. Water can cause stains and streaks on clothing. Gently brush the necessary areas with a soft brush to remove dirt and dust, and then use a detergent designed for this material.

Household appliances

Do not wipe your gadgets, TV, laptop, or other electronic devices with water, as the liquid can damage them. It is enough to wipe the devices with a soft microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA published tips to help you easily clean a fabric sofa from any stains.

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