Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
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Oil and Vinegar to Clean Wood? Yep!


Want to know a cheap and easy way to clean wood furniture? Oil and Vinegar. I got the idea from Miriam at Miss Mustard Seed.
use oil and vinegar to clean wood furniture, cleaning tips, painted furniture
I bought a cabinet from the thrift store that had definitely seen better days. But I could see that the wood was in decent shape, and there was no way I was going to be painting that beautiful piece.
use oil and vinegar to clean wood furniture, cleaning tips, painted furniture
It had a few places where there were water marks, as well as lots of dust and dirt that had accumulated over the years. I mixed up some oil and vinegar and got to cleaning.
use oil and vinegar to clean wood furniture, cleaning tips, painted furniture
Click on the link below to see how gorgeous this piece turned out. It is stunning. And after all this time in my son's room, it is still beautiful. The water spots did not return, and the glow of that wood is stunning.

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7 questions
  • Jul7468666
    on Nov 7, 2016

    What kind of oil did you use and how much?

  • Judy
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Can I use any oil to polish my furniture vinegar and oil all I have is cooking oil will that work

  • Judy
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Can I use any oil to polish my furniture vinegar and oil all I have is cooking oil will that work

  • Judy
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Can I use any kind of cooking oil and vinegar on my furniture to bring back the color

  • Judy
    on Apr 25, 2018

    Can I use any kind of cooking oil and vinegar on my furniture to bring back the color

  • Ohiorn
    on Mar 17, 2019

    What ration of oil to vinegar do you use? How long does the mixture last?

    • Carmen
      on Mar 17, 2019

      She said:

      "So, I mixed up some vinegar and canola oil. I used 3/4 cup oil, and 1/4 cup white vinegar and mixed it up in an old spaghetti sauce jar."

  • Doris
    on Mar 25, 2019

    What type of oil ? What type oil , and what type of vinegar . What’s the mixture?

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  • Johnchip
    on Dec 27, 2015

    That did you use to scrub or wipe with?

  • Doris Jean Miller
    on Feb 20, 2016

    That will work as long as you don't have any grease or buildup but if you do just use the Rejuvenator on it. I will put a picture on for you to look at. Its a great cleaner and oil in one that brings back the original finish and leaves no oily residue so it lasts for years. I sell antiques and used furniture and I use it on Everything. their website is www.thevictorianhouseproducts.com. Hope this helps someone.

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