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Looking for a good eco-friendly product to clean/polish my antique furniture. Any suggestions?

asked by Helen markovich almost 3 years ago

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WileyP
added almost 3 years ago

Good ol' Murphy Oil Soap for cleaning and MinWax Furniture Wax to finish it off.

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Smaug
added almost 3 years ago

Generally good advice, but if they're real antiques, you need to consult an expert; old finishes can be very vulnerable, and refinishing will greatly diminish the monetary value of the pieces. When renewing a wax finish it is best to use a liquid type wax; old wax will absorb dirt and impurities over time and the high amount of solvents in the liquid wax will dissolve the old wax, releasing the dirt. However, the solvents in these products (and all waxes contain them) tend to be pretty volatile chemicals.

Helen markovich
added almost 3 years ago

Thank you!