Cleaning chair arms on wooden furniture

Judy H
by Judy H
Body oil on chair arms makes them sticky. Best way to remove? Thanks
  11 answers
  • Michelle Thompson Michelle Thompson on Aug 22, 2014
    I use Old English Lemon Oil to help soften the crud then use magic eraser sponge to very gently scrub it away. Remember to go with the wood grain... Never across... Then a good application with the lemon oil to finish
  • Love Digging in the Dirt Love Digging in the Dirt on Aug 22, 2014
    Gonna try this too!
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Aug 23, 2014
    I use Murphy's Oil Soap all the time. It's the old fashioned cleaner. It's also good to clean leather.
  • Donna Wright Graver Donna Wright Graver on Aug 23, 2014
    Murphy's oil soap works well add couple cap fulls to a small bucket it will be a little soapy that's fine that's what you want I use a kitchen sponge with a scubber side it will clean up real nice. Works like a charm on any of your wooden surfaces like hand rails :0)
  • Emma Taylor Emma Taylor on Aug 23, 2014
    I use Goop hand cleaner. You can find it in the auto dept. at WalMart. It is a vegetable based cleaner. Safe, no odor, and cheap. Rub it on and wipe off. Repeat till it's no longer sticky. Your furniture will be smooth as glass. For very thick buildup, use 0000 steel wool to rub it off, then a clean cloth.
  • Robin Grabner Robin Grabner on Aug 23, 2014
    Goop. I put it on the wood work and wipe with a strong paper towel. If it's real bad I use fine steel wool (gently).
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 24, 2014
    I use Murphy's on wood. In this case, I would use it and a next to worn out soft scrubber.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Aug 24, 2014
    Use a oh balanced dish soap such as Palmolive dish soap or anything that is good for hands. Rinse. And dry. Using Murphy's on wood is like throwing vegetable oil on it. Same with floors. Using oil will also creat more of a problem. You are cleaning the sealer not the wood. When you damage the sealer by using oils and soaps with vegetable oil in it will create more of a problem. It will build up and haze over. Clean the sealer and it will clean the wood.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Aug 24, 2014
    Or protect the what I should have said.
  • Dbdoeschem Dbdoeschem on Aug 24, 2014
    Murphy's and a Mr. Clean Dry eraser for the stuck on gunk. Works great on wood because it won't dry it out nor leave it sticky like dish soap will.
  • Judy H Judy H on Aug 25, 2014
    Thanks everyone.