01:23PM | 08/07/01
Member Since: 08/03/01
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I recently inherited an old bedroom set from my great-grandmother. (I believe the wood is mahogany.) The furniture appears dry, the finish is dull, and it seems to be in need of a good cleaning. I would rather not strip and repaint the set. Any suggestions for cleaning up old furniture? Thanks!


02:34PM | 08/07/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
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Alot will depend on if the wood is heavily soiled or just dull from lack of polish.If you need to remove soil I would suggest a product such as Murphy Oil Soap or similar product.Using a sponge or cloth wet the wood only enough to remove the soil,you'll rehydrate the wood with either a wax or polish.Although very laborious,I have had good luck with paste waxes which contain carnauba.The wood requires hand polishing about 4 minutes after applying,but the results are outstanding.A regular furniture polish is also acceptable.For touching up scratches,try Old English.


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