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what to use....to clean old wooden dining chairs

bought 6 old wooden chairs for dining room, they need a good cleaning,

what can i use to clean them, tryed pine sol watered down and it created white flim i had to scrub off,

any simple, easy and already have around the house homemade solutions and/or suggestions before i have to go buy professional cleaning supplies?

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boredmom44

Asked by boredmom44 at 7:11 AM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • you can make a baken soda past ( water and baken soda mixed together ) it really does work only down fall u rub it on and have to take it off... also orange glo works well to and makes wood shine..or just try reg old wood polisher like pledge.. (:
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 7:28 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • i did see ad for orange glo when i searched on line
    ran out of this a while ago, got another kind of cleaner but will get this again
    use it for other stuff

    thanks
    boredmom44

    Answer by boredmom44 at 7:35 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I read an article in Handyman magazine that said to clean really old wood furniture, to use mineral spirits...apparently it will get the grime off, but leave the finish...but definitely look that up first. I was going to try it on my grandmother's dressers that are REALLY old...
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 8:55 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Try L.O.C. Multi-purpose cleaner. It does an awesome job on just about anything, and is very reasonable in price. You can get it on-line at rmartin50.qhealthbeauty.com Check under heading: Other ( Good Luck! )
    RuthsPlace

    Answer by RuthsPlace at 8:58 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • If you are getting a white film that you have to scrub off by using a pine cleaner then it's usually because you have years of wax build-up. Furniture polish does the same thing to your furniture that wax does to your floors so try to approach it the same way. You need to remove the old wax build-up and replace it with one or two fresh coats. 1/2 cup Pine Sol, 1/2 ammonia and about a gallon of hot water. This solution will get rid of years of wax. Make sure to rinse with clean water afterwards and don't let any of this just sit on the wood. Water is always woods worst enemy so clean a spot, rinse it then dry it. When it's all clean treat it with Old English liquid polish or Steinway's Cleanse and Care. Should be good as new. If you don't want to try the amonia solution I've had good results with just the Steinway's.
    always_chris

    Answer by always_chris at 10:12 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Murphy's oil soap is made especially for cleaning wood furniture.
    kustomkrochet

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 7:14 AM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • Murphy's oil soap is made especially for cleaning wood furniture

    I agree! I love that stuff!
    alexsmomma06

    Answer by alexsmomma06 at 5:07 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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