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I don't like using Pledge to dust with. Can I spritz vinegar on my rag, or just plain water? Will it hurt wood furniture?
I've been dusting with a damp sponge (plain water) for decades and I haven't seen any damage yet. Just wring out your sponge real god so that it's damp, not dripping.
I clean homes for a living. A dear friend informed me to use a micro-fiber cloth. Wet it slightly, then wring it out. It works amazing. (As always, test on a hidden area.)
I use to work for a large furniture store on in the showroom. To properly clean and polish the furniture we used a an even misture of lemon juice and olive oil.
Which do you think is better for dusting furniture? Pledge or Endust?
I have been using Endust for years and like it as it makes the dust cling to the dust cloth. When I spray the dust cloth, I hold it over the bathtub so I won't get the spray on the floor or the carpet.
I use a micro fiber cloth and about once a month or so I go over my wood with lemon oil and rub it in well.
Here in California the winds off the desert bring a very fine dust that seems to bind to the surface of wood furniture. These fine particles are mixed with more regular dust so the surface looks like it just needs a regular dusting. Dusting with a Swifter duster removes the top layer of dust, but a film of this fine stuff remains. I have tried the Pledge Multi Surface spray and a soft flannel cloth, but it still requires so much pressure and elbow grease that I fear I am damaging the finish.
Use a face mask if dust is severe.
Use a vacuum.
Finish off by using a damp cloth.
Does anyone have a recipe for a cleaner for dusting furniture and hardwood floors?
You can try some of the 'recipes' here. Good luck to you!