With time the shine of your wooden furniture fades away. To bring back the lost luster you need to polish them. Broadly speaking, there are 2 types of wood polish : Chemical Polish and Home made polish. Chemical or synthetic polish available in the market just coats the surface of wood and gives furniture a shiny look. Synthetic polish does not moisturizes and heals the wood. Also shine given by them does not last very long. On the other side, home made polish not only provides shine to furniture but also nourishes them.
4 simple homemade wood polish that will nourish your wooden furniture and will keep them shiny for a longer time are:
Mix 1 cup Olive Oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice . Pour this mix on a soft piece of cloth and gently rub it on the furniture in circular motion. If the wood looks dry, let the mix set on the surface and then pour some more polish on the cloth and buff the dull surface to shiny one.
Melt 1/2 cup of beeswax in a metal bowl over a pot with hot water in the bottom. Add 1 1/2 cup of Olive Oil to the melted wax and mix well. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it harden. When you want to polish the furniture, microwave this mix for 20-30 seconds. Dab the melted mix onto a clean cloth and apply it gently on the wooden surface in circular motion. When it dries, rub in the direction of wooden grains with other clean piece of cloth. This polish protects the wood from outside moisture and restores necessary moisture inside the wood. It gives wood a nice healthy glow.
You can buy Beeswax from shops that sell honey or from hardware stores that sell paint, polish, lubricating automobile oil etc.
Mix 1 cup Olive Oil and 1/2 cup white vinegar . Pour this home made polish on a soft piece of cloth and gently rub it on the furniture in circular motion. If the wood looks dry, let the mix set on the surface and then pour some more polish on the cloth and rub the dull surface to shiny one.
Olive oil nourishes the wood and lemon or white vinegar cleans it. They give your wood a healthy and long lasting shine.
You just need coconut oil and a soft piece of cloth. First clean the wooden surface with a damp cloth. Now pour little coconut oil on the cloth and apply to wood in a gentle circular motion. This home made polish will give your wooden furniture a glow of health and shine.
Home made polishes are inexpensive, chemical free and environment friendly. They not only give shine to your wooden items but also nourish them.
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