Now when looking for a little bit of savings when it comes to housekeeping or furniture restoration has been on the minds of many when it comes to a tight family budget. In this article I will show you cheaper alternatives to many commercially available furniture polishes.
Things You Will Need
Common household chemicals
To avoid unsightly build up of wax or polish on your furniture, only polish your furniture a few time of year and use the wax or polish sparingly. Using plain old mineral oil can do the job just fine. If you want a little more of a fresh sent, add a couple teaspoons of lemon juice to every two cups of mineral oil.
One of the most effective homemade furniture polishes you can make is combining one quart of boiled linseed oil with 2 cups of turpentine. Make sure you store the remainder in an air tight container such as ball jar and store it away from children and animals.
Another alternative to using harsh chemicals is to mix 1 part lemon oil to 3 parts olive oil. If you need to get rid of coffee mug stains, try using a little ash and a couple drops of water and rub into the stain. If the stain is still visible, step it up a notch and try a couple drops of water with a little table salt.