4 homemade polish for your wooden furniture (DIY)

homemade polish for your wooden furniture

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, homemade 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:

Lemon and Olive oil for furniture cleaning Lemon & Olive Oil Mix

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.


Furniture polishing ideas Beeswax & Olive Oil Polish

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.

Here are some recommendations for Beeswax Polish you can find online:-

  1. BlueOxy Beeswax Furniture Polish 
  2. Dazlo® Finest Wood Wax Liquid Furniture Polish 
  3. Tetraclean Furniture polish
  4. Multipurpose Natural Wood Seasoning Beeswax 
READ ALSO:  Solutions and tips for old furniture repair


Home made polish for furnitureWhite Vinegar & Olive Oil Mix

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 can order White Vinegar online:-

  1. HealthKart Natural White Vinegar, 0.5 L Unflavoured 
  2. Habit Brewed Vinegar, 500ml (Pack of 2) 
  3. DNV Natural White Vinegar for Cooking 350ml Pack of 4 


Coconut oil as furniture polishCoconut Oil Polish

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.

If you are looking for furniture polishes, we have some recommendations for you:-

  1. Pledge Furniture Polish Classic 250ml & Springtime 250ml Combo 
  2. Heebo Wood Furniture Polish, Cleaning, Protection 
  3. Evershine Furniture Polish 
  4. Home Care Force1 Furniture Wax Polish 
  5. K’TRiQ K4 Wood and Furniture Maintainer and Polish Lustrous Sheen Cleaner 

For more information on wooden furniture care and maintenance visit Ideas by Mr.Right

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    Be careful of putting anything on wood furniture. Never use soft clothes or food grade oil. Always use brown paper and ammonia.

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    Hello. I have allot of old furniture to polish. Being an avid DIY’er, I want to take up the polishing work myself. The old furniture polish has to be removed with sand paper so that I can have a uniform polish colour on all furniture. I was thinking of buying ready made polish from Asian Paints or others and using that. How can I make my own professional polish with a color tint at home? How do I add dark streaks on the wood to give a good finish?
    can you please detail out the process or send me a link where I can check out making of color polish and its application? Also, I would like to coat the final polish with a melamine or lacquer coating for added protection. How do I do that?

    A M Morawala

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