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Woman's Day Cleaning Mistake #7

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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Mistake #7: You use furniture polish every time you dust.

Furniture polish and oils were used in the old days when furniture didn’t have a protective topcoat. However, they are an unnecessary step with today’s finishes. If you have a piece you inherited, you may want to continue to use furniture wax or oil occasionally; however, stick with the same product to avoid buildup on the finish—using a variety of products with different base ingredients case can create a gummy residue due to chemical reactions. To clean more modern pieces, use a lightly damp (meaning just a few drops of water) microfiber cloth and dust with the grain, says Tandberg. If you see water drops on the surface after you clean, the rag is too wet. Photo: Shutterstock


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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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Shlamoof
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Not guilty at all, I never use polish.

johnny4ever
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:23 AM

not guilty

MamaJane
by Jane on May. 1, 2012 at 9:03 AM

 This new furniture I have needs it. It picks up finger prints so easy.  However some of my older stuff doesn't

jdy9440
by on May. 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM
Not guilty, I use a damp microfiber most often, or just a dry one.
Momtogirls0823
by Member on May. 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Good to know!  tfs!

Tfor2
by Tiff on May. 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

 not guilty!

itsallabtthem84
by on May. 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I don't.

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