Thursday, March 14, 2013

Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer

Natural Wood Cleaner and RestorerSome of the wood in my house is old. I have old wood floors that I'm pretty sure have seen 90 years of wear, I have a hand-me-down dining table that has seen it's years, I even have door posts that had it's finish stripped from water damage or something like that. I always thought I would need to resort to some sort of chemical cleaner or finish to restore my wood. Thankfully I was wrong!



You can clean and restore your wood floors, tables, door posts, cabinets, what-have-you naturally!

Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer

Items Needed:

Spray bottle or jar
Water
White Vinegar
Olive Oil

For everyday use:
Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar in spray bottle/jar and add in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well. Spray directly on surface or rag and rub clean. Make sure to occasionally shake your solution because as we all know, oil and water/vinegar separate!

For restoring wood or the occasional heavy duty polishing:
Mix 1 tablespoon vinegar with 3 tablespoons olive oil in a jar. Mix well. Dip a rag into the solution and then polish and restore your wood. This makes a very small patch so multiply it as needed. I have found that I usually do not need very much of this recipe when I'm restoring my wood which is why I made the recipe such a small batch.

This post has been a part of the Natural Spring Cleaning Series


Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer

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