How do I restore the luster and shine to my coffee table?

Dou5256259
by Dou5256259
I have a perfectly good coffee table that has given up the high gloss look it used to have. Other than strip and re-do, how can I restore the shine?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 10, 2016
    You can try coconut oil, or mineral oil mixed with pure lemon extract. Make sure the table is fully cleaned first.
  • Elaine Sinko Elaine Sinko on May 10, 2016
    car wax
  • Fis3037933 Fis3037933 on May 10, 2016
    try using Murphy oil soap to clean it, then buff lightly
  • Linda J Linda J on May 10, 2016
    Clean thoroughly. Apply a mixture of half coconut or olive oil and half white vinegar. Shake well (no this is not salad dressing!!! lol) and apply with soft cloth. It worked beautifully for me on oak antiques. I thought it was amazing. Good luck.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 10, 2016
    You might just have a build up of furniture polish that is dulling the appearance of the table. I would wash the table top with Murphy's wood soap which is designed specifically for cleaning wood surfaces. Follow their directions and then apply some lemon oil and give it a good buffing with a soft, lint free cloth.
  • Cindi Cindi on May 10, 2016
    I use Old English scratch remover and furniture polish. I resell used furniture, etc. and this always takes away the scratches and makes the wood look new again.
  • TinaLouise TinaLouise on May 10, 2016
    Scott's liquid gold wood care, you can purchase it at Walmart for about $5 Recently we thought we would have to have our cabinets restained, a friend brought this over and it works miracles. So great that not only did I do all of my cabinets in the kitchen, bathrooms but also used it on all of our wooden furniture. You will be amazed! The cabinets are 14 years old. I used an automotive pad I bought a pack of two at the $ store. Streaks a little if you use too much but easily fixed with a little once over with the pad.
  • Judy Ferguson Judy Ferguson on May 10, 2016
    Clean really well with Murphy's oil soap. Let dry and then polish with Old English Oil. May take more than one coat of oil!