With passing time the shine of every object fades away. It takes proper care and maintenance to keep them looking like they were just bought yesterday. When it comes to furniture, the maintenance cost can turn out to be high if you hire a professional. Other than just dusting and cleaning them on a regular basis, you also need to polish them from time to time. If you opt for chemical polishes that are available in the market, it just simply stays as a shiny coat over the furniture. But, the homemade polishes, made using natural ingredients, moisturises, heals, and removes any kind of bugs from the woods. Also, the shine given by them lasts for a longer duration. Here are some of the easy wooden furniture polishes you can use at home.
Clean Wooden Furniture
Before applying a coat of any kind of polish, it is vital to thoroughly clean the wooden furniture.
- Take a sponge or a soft cotton cloth and start by removing dust and grime from the furniture.
- In case, there are any white spots or stains, wipe them using warm water and few drops of dish soap. You don’t want the water to stay, so wipe it with a dry microfiber cloth later.
Coconut oil is found in every household and is known to be a highly nourishing natural ingredient for skin and hair. This natural ingredient is great to give your furniture an amazing shine as well. All you need to do is:
- Take 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
- Take a soft cotton cloth, damp it the oil mixture and very gently rub it on your furniture in one direction.
- Once done, let the oil settle without touching it.
Lemon & Olive Oil
If your furniture pieces are very old and probably have some bugs or insects on it, this is the homemade polish you should use. These two are also used to enhance skin texture and get rid of hair problems. Lemon is known for its antibacterial properties and olive oil is great to provide shine.
- Take a bowl, mix ½ cup of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- Take a sponge and dip it completely in the solution. Then gently rub it on the furniture in circular motions.
- The portions that are extremely dry, pour more polish, and buff the dull surface.
White Vinegar & Olive Oil
White vinegar has been used for ages to clean utensils and to get rid of bugs. But, most importantly if your furniture has been attacked by termites, vinegar and olive mixture will remove them to an extent.
- In a bowl mix ½ cup of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
- Take a large paintbrush, dip it in the solution, and apply on all parts of the furniture.
- Leave it for a minute or two, then using a soft cloth rub in circular motions.
Beeswax & Vegetable Oil
There are times when we take out some of the oldest furniture from our storerooms because now they are trendy and earlier they were not. To bring those pieces back to their glory, use this homemade polish.
- Begin by melting 2 large tablespoons of beeswax in a metal bowl. Once done, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to it.
- Pour the melted solution onto a clean cloth and rub gently on the wooden surface in circular motions.
- After it dries out, rub in the direction of wooden patters with another piece of clean cloth.
Jojoba Oil, Vinegar & Lemon
By applying jojoba oil on your furniture you will be nourishing them from inside and out. Whereas, lemon and vinegar will keep all types of bugs and insects away from it.
- Take a spray bottle, add 2-3 large tablespoons of jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of lemon. Shake it all well.
- Spray on the furniture directly and keep polishing with a soft cotton cloth by following the wood grains for the best results.
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