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Cleaning Greasy Wood Furniture

I have a coffee table that had bits of food stuck to it and has had greasy foods laid on it. I finally got sick of the greasy, smeary look. The furniture cleaner just seemed to spread the mess. Then I took a warm damp rag to it and quickly dried it with a soft cloth. It turned kinda white, but if you rubbed it with your hand, gooey stuff would come off like pencil eraser bits. The spot would then look dull, but still felt gummy or greasy. Now it's a real mess. Help!


By Cathy

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April 17, 20130 found this helpful

White vinegar and water will remove the grease and sticky residue. 2 parts vinegar to one part water. The white is where the wax is coming up. When you have finally removed all of the goo and old wax/oil, if there are still remaining spots of white, use Mayonnaise (yes...the stuff you put on a sammy). Simply dab mayo on the white rings and cover with a light towel for a few hours them wipe off. Finish by using a cleaner such as murphys oil soap and then your choice of polish :)

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May 29, 20170 found this helpful

That's ridiculous !! I would never follow those ideas!! Very very light dap of soap and little warm water..don't go ballistic with it. Use on very small spot first.. use very soft dry towel turning the cloth to a clean spot often.. buff again with clean cloth .. if you like the way it turned out use lemon oil to get wood to its natural finish.if nothing seems to be working take a very very fine steel wool and just lightly float the steel wool with the grain..than apply lemon oil and it should be perfect !

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