How to Get Rid of Furniture Polish Buildup

Today's furniture is finished with a tough polyurethane finish that never requires waxing.
Keep your wood furniture looking new with a natural, oil-based product.Keep your wood furniture looking new with a natural, oil-based product.
Still, many consumers like the shiny look polish gives their furniture. Unfortunately, most furniture polishes contain silicone and will create a dull buildup over time. To prevent buildup, don't use polish every time you clean. Or skip the polish altogether and remove dust with a microfiber or electrostatic cloth. It's not difficult to remove furniture polish buildup with a few common household ingredients.

Step 1

Mix 1 cup warm water with 1 cup vinegar in a bucket or bowl.

Step 2

Dip your cloth in the water and vinegar and wring it out well.

Step 3

Rub the cloth on the furniture, wiping firmly until the buildup is gone.

Step 4

Dry the furniture with a clean, soft cloth.

Things You Will Need

  • Vinegar
  • Clean soft cloths
  • Bucket

About the Author

Julie Christensen is a food writer, caterer, and mom-chef. She's the creator of MarmaladeMom.org, dedicated to family fun and delicious food, and released a book titled "More Than Pot Roast: Fast, Fresh Slow Cooker Recipes."