Reviving Wood Finishes
Add equal parts linseed oil and turpentine to a glass jar or metal container. Do not use plastic because it may react with the turpentine or linseed oil and melt the container. Use raw linseed oil for outdoor furniture and boiled linseed oil for indoor furniture.
Stir the ingredients to mix with a wood stir stick.
Dip the corner of a soft cloth into the mixture. Rub a light application onto the furniture surface. Allow the mixture to sit on the surface for five minutes.
Rub the excess mixture off the surface with a soft, lint-free cloth until it feels dry and no longer sticky to the touch. Outdoor furniture may feel slightly tacky and oily. The sticky feel will dissipate as the oil evaporates. Drying times vary depending on temperature and humidity.
Homemade Furniture Cleaner and Polish
Mix equal parts linseed oil, white vinegar and turpentine in a glass or metal container.
Stir well to blend the ingredients with a wood stirrer.
Dip a soft cloth lightly into the polish. Rub the polish onto the furniture. Allow the polish to remain on the surface for two to three minutes.
Rub the excess polish off the furniture with a new soft, lint-free cloth.
Things You Will Need
- Glass jar or metal container
- Stir stick
- Soft rag
- Lint-free cloth
- White vinegar
- Apply polish or reviver to finished and unfinished wood surfaces.
- Polish furniture once per week to keep it shiny and clean.