Asked on Aug 30, 2015

I saw a hint for cleaning wood using water,vinegar & a third liquid

Jeanne Johnson OrtegoMaxine Davidson-TompkinsArlis
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What could the other one be? The chair has been painted & is old but I just want clean it.
17 answers
  • MikkiGirl
    MikkiGirl
    on Aug 31, 2015

    I don't know about the water but 1/2 C vinegar and 1/2 C olive oil is a good wood cleaner. Can also squeeze in juice of 1/2 lemon.

  • Sammy Smith
    Sammy Smith
    on Aug 31, 2015

    To clean, polish,and shine wood, works fantastic on knotty pine or furniture this has been used for many decades came from Amish family. Equal parts, boiled linseed oil, white vinegar, white turpentine mix together wipe on with soft cloth then with dry cloth if you get too much on it. You can clean,oil, and shine all of your wood. This doesn't harm the wood at all. You'll be amazed with your results. It smells kind of like banana oil.

  • Bonny Townsel
    Bonny Townsel
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Baking powder

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Aug 31, 2015

    possibibly dish soap.But I would just do the vinegar and water.

  • Margie
    Margie
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Liquid furniture polish like lemon oil

  • Linda Edwlstein
    Linda Edwlstein
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Canola oil

  • Meaghan
    Meaghan
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Olive oil

  • Meaghan
    Meaghan
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Please note that the water, vinegar, and olive oil mixture is for natural hardwood floors.

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    on Aug 31, 2015

    I used Krud Kutter from Lowes to clean my oak cabinets. Then used Old English Lemon Oil. There's no harsh chemicals or odors. They looked brand new. The Krud Kutter will remove dried latex paint. So that may be a good or bad thing, depending on your finish/condition.

  • Nancy B
    Nancy B
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Daw

  • Nancy B
    Nancy B
    on Aug 31, 2015

    Dawn dish detergent

  • Maxine Davidson-Tompkins
    Maxine Davidson-Tompkins
    on Aug 31, 2015

    how much vinegar & how much dawn dish liquid?

  • MARGARET
    MARGARET
    on Aug 31, 2015

    I read (on a Hometalk) post about a lady cleaning an old piece of furniture with 4 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar. The piece (a small table) turned out fabulous!

  • M. Himef
    M. Himef
    on Aug 31, 2015

    olive oil.

  • Arlis
    Arlis
    on Sep 2, 2015

    1 cup water 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon dawn mix well rinse with damp cloth and dry.

  • Maxine Davidson-Tompkins
    Maxine Davidson-Tompkins
    on Sep 2, 2015

    Thanks every one for the help.

  • Jeanne Johnson Ortego
    Jeanne Johnson Ortego
    on Nov 21, 2017

    The olive oil/vinegar mixture works great to restore wood tjat's been scratched, too!
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