Asked on May 1, 2017

How can I clean cherry wood furniture?

C. D. ScallanBDeborah Antoniak


I have a bedroom set that is over 50 years old and in very good shape but need advice on how i can polish it. (cherry wood) I've tried Murphys soap and was very disappointed with it. I've also tried it on maple with the same disappointmen.

thank you
6 answers
  • William
    on May 1, 2017

    Murphy Oil Soap is basically a cleaner for tough or years of build up dirt and grime. I use it to clean anything wood, then Old English Lemon Oil to polish. Also comes in different shades of wood tones.
  • B
    on May 1, 2017

    Thank you for your reply but I don't plan on using Murphy Soap again. I had tested a small section first and actually applied Old English after but the shine didn't come back.

  • Cynthia Miller
    on May 2, 2017

    I agree with the Murphy Oil soap and always test first!!! Then the Old English. I use the Lemon Oil but whatever is available where you live. When using the Murphy are you using a rag? Use a very, very mild scrubbing pad. I use an old used green scrubber. Most of the abrasive is gone. Some also say a very fine steel wool.
    Again I cannot stress enough to try it on an inconspicuous area!!
  • Deborah Antoniak
    on May 2, 2017

    Wal mart orange soap for wood or /Amish wood milk no scrubbing sometimes the finish is cherry not the wood
  • B
    on May 2, 2017

    Thanks. The bedroom set is all cherry wood.. Any idea where to get Amish wood milk? But I guess I can look it up on the internet. Thanks again
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 2, 2017

    Orange oil works well . I've seen Amish wood milk at the dollar store and Walgreens .
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