Polishing Wood Furniture

I have some furniture that doesn't shine like it used to. What polish is good for bringing up the shine?

By Gail Vance from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 23, 20100 found this helpful

I make my own and I like this one -- the dirt that the cloth picks up is awesome.

Furniture cleaner

1 C olive oil


&frac; C lemon juice


&frac; C White vinegar

put in a spray bottle - spray on cloth

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January 23, 20100 found this helpful

My grandfather was a furnature maker. He always said wood needs wax, not oil. Oil shines fast but in the long run it smears. A good furnature wax will preserve your shine.

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January 23, 20100 found this helpful

I've been using baby oil from the dollar store. It isn't oily when applied and leaves a nice shine. I put the baby oil in a spray bottle and spray it on a soft cloth. A little bit goes a long way. My furniture is old and it looks very polished. Of course, the shine doesn't last forever, but it's easy enough to re-polish even once a week. I've been doing this for quite a while and I don't notice a build-up. I wouldn't use it on antique or painted furniture before checking with an expert.

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