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Furniture Cleaner

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

asked by Helen markovich about 1 year ago
3 answers 658 views
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added about 1 year ago

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

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added about 1 year 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.

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added about 1 year ago

Thank you!