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Whaqt can I use to bring out the grain and condition a piece of oak used for a mantle?

My husband redid our dining room and there is a fire place. We got a beautiful piece of oak for next to nothing. I love it but it looks dirty. I love the way it loked after I scrubbed it and it was wet, but when it dried it looked dirty. What should I try to bring out the grain like when its wet? I have a piece to sample different oils, but i don't want to spend much on buying a bunch of stuff.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden

Answers (3)
  • try old english funiture oil, or murpheys oil soap.

    Answer by HelloKitty86 at 1:21 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • murphy's oil for sure!

    I use old english on all my antique wood pieces. makes them look so pretty and it smells nice too.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 1:38 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Murphy's Oil soap to clean it, then use Scott's Liquid Gold (or generic equivalent) on it.

    Answer by Avarah at 4:29 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

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