How to Clean Wood Stairs. Cleaning your wooden stairs will prolong their life and maintain their beautiful appearance. Just follow these steps.

Exterior Wood Stairs

Step 1

Start at the top of the stairs. You will be working your way down from the top step.

Step 2

Sweep off the steps with a broom.

Step 3

Wash the stairs with an all-purpose cleaner or kitchen soap and water.

Step 4

Scrub with a brush, broom, mop, roller or sponge.

Step 5

Rinse the stairs with a damp rag or sponge.

Step 6

Dry them with a clean, dry rag.

Interior Wood Stairs

Step 1

Sweep, vacuum or dust the stairs.

Step 2

Determine the type of sealant that is on the wood stairs.

Step 3

Buy a cleaner that is applicable for your type of finished wood.

Step 4

Wipe this solution on the wood with a terry cloth or a micro-fiber covered mop.