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Cleaning a Wood Banister

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Staircase with wooden banister
Banisters can get quite dirty and sticky from general usage. This is a guide about cleaning a wood banister.
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March 1, 2008

I just bought a house and the banisters are gummy-sticky dirty. You can actually scrape some of the yucky stuff off them. I'm wondering if there is anything that would dissolve this stuff. They are nice wood so I don't want to mess them up. Thanks!

Jeneene

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March 1, 20080 found this helpful
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Have you tried Goo Gone?

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March 1, 20080 found this helpful
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Yeah, I would suggest anything citrus-based. It'll make the wood super shiny, too!

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March 1, 20080 found this helpful
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Hi, there's a product called "Cabinet Magic" that I used on my kitchen cabinets and it really did a nice job. It removed the grease and grim...the kind that can dull the finish and they look great. I believe it was purchase at Home Depot. They do have a website...www.magicamerican.com

Good Luck

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March 1, 20080 found this helpful
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For older house: I cleaned the banister in my (100-year-old) house with mineral spirits and a lint-free cloth. It will remove wax and scunge without removing the shellac or varnish underneath. This is not for routine cleaning, just for once-a-decade cleaning; test in an inconspicuous place first. After cleaning you can rewax.

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March 3, 20081 found this helpful
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I cleaned my grandmothers 125 year old bannister with Murphy's Oil Soap. Good for wood.

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July 18, 2016

How do you clean a wooden banister?

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September 16, 20160 found this helpful

I used Bona to clean the wooden banister handrails and it removed all the dirt and gummy build up.

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