How-To: Homemade Furniture Polish
Let your bespoke pieces shine bright with this all-purpose cleaner
Wood furniture can be a little harder to maintain than other common household staples. Unlike plastic or steel, it isn't resistant to scratches and stains. Instead of reaching for expensive and alcohol-based cleaners, consider using a more natural alternative that will nourish and disinfect your precious antiques without the unwanted buildup. Check out the instructions below:
What you need:
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Small container
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- Starting with the lemon juice as a base, add in the oil and a teaspoon of water. Lemon juice gently removes stains from surfaces while the oil nourishes your wood furniture.
- Pour in the distilled white vinegar and stir until all the ingredients are mixed together. This will help keep your furniture clean and fresh.
- Using a funnel, transfer the mixture into your container. Shake the bottle well to keep the ingredients from separating.
RL Tip: Apply a small amount of the polish to a washcloth and gently polish the wood before buffing with a clean cloth to maximize shine. Store the homemade furniture polish in your refrigerator to keep it fresh for your next cleaning session.
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