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How to make your own cheap furniture polish

By Edited Jun 22, 2015 2 2

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Tips & Warnings



Oct 19, 2009 10:19pm
This is pretty cool. I hate to spend money on furniture polish. Thanks for writing this up.
Oct 21, 2009 1:11pm
Your recipe is good and saves money too. Thank you Thumbs up write.
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