What can i do to remove the stickiness from my oak handrails. ?

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What can I use to remove the stickiness from my oak handrails.? They have never been cleaned other than dusting. Just really yucky to touch. Thanks! Susan

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  • Lynn Warhurst Lynn Warhurst on Aug 16, 2018

    Try Murphy's Oil Soap. It's a liquid; you can use it to wash wood. Then do a regular waxing job on the handrails.


  • Kris Kris on Aug 16, 2018

    I would just use an all purpose cleaner. I use a product called Awesome that I get at the dollar store. There is also a good product called Krud Kutter. After it’s all clean just spray your furniture polish on a rag and apply that.

    Good luck....

  • Kris Kris on Aug 16, 2018

    I would just use an all purpose cleaner. I use a product called Awesome that I get at the dollar store. There is also a good product called Krud Kutter. After it’s all clean just spray your furniture polish on a rag and apply that.

    Good luck....

  • ☘️ TxBella ☘️ TxBella on Aug 16, 2018

    Hello Susan, Have you tried “ Murphy’s Oil Soap”? That stuff really works.

    Or perhaps some mineral spirits.

    The only thing w/the mineral spirits you have to be very careful because it’ll strip the finish off and you’ll have to restain.

    ☘️

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    • ☘️ TxBella ☘️ TxBella on Aug 20, 2018

      Hi Susan ! How ya doin’?

      Did you find something to

      clean your handrails?


      I should have posted sooner ,

      I did want to tell you,

      Murphys Oil Soap doesn’t strip your finish unless you just clean it to death.... lol


      So you’re pretty safe with it.


      ☘️




  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 16, 2018

    You need a degreaser that is safe for wood. I use Orange Glo Wood Furniture Cleaner & Polish to clean my oak cabinets. If that doesn't work, I make a baking soda and vinegar paste then scrub with an extra soft toothbrush. Some people use vinegar & water (1:4) sprayed on. Just remember this is wood and water is the enemy.

  • ☘️ TxBella ☘️ TxBella on Aug 20, 2018

    The ladies are correct! Orange Glo is another good cleaner . ☘️