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Clean Rather then Refinish Old Furniture Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Julia Pezley
Added: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
boiled linseed oil
turpentine

Directions:
Directions:
Complete refinishing is not needed unless the old finish is rough and cracked. A cleanser-conditioner also will disguise scratches, remove dullness caused by smoke, grease and dust and it will also remove layers of wax and polish.
To make your own cleaner-conditioner, fill a glass container with 3 parts boiled linseed oil and 1 part turpentine. This can be stored indefinitely. To use, shake and pour small amount of the solution into a small can and place in pan of hot water, to warm the solution, this will give a smoother finish to you piece. Dip a small cloth unto the solution rub it into small area of the wood. Use a toothbrush on carvings and grooves. On heavily soiled areas, dip fine steel wool into solution and rub lightly with the grain.
Dip a clean cloth in warm water and wring out. Wipe the wood surface with this cloth and then a dry cloth. REMEMBER GOOD VENTILATION IS NECESSARY to dilute the solvents fumes. A good summertime project.
After cleaning low-luster dried out furniture, apply a grease less furniture cream containing beeswax or a paste wax applied with fine steel wool. On furniture which is not as dried out, apply a grease less furniture cream polish or lemon-oil polish.

 

 

 

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