How to Make Furniture Polish at Home

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Polishing furniture at home is easy if you have some basic products with you specially Olive Oil?

It is very easy to make your own furniture polish if you want to skip the chemicals in commercial furniture polishes. There are two ways to make olive oil polish, depending on the level of polishing that your furniture needs. This kind of polish is best used on furniture that has an oiled finish rather than a shiny varnish. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, but an alternative that some people may find worth trying.

Bottle & Jars
Get hold of a not so expensive bottle of olive oil for the furniture polish. You don’t wish to spend extra for a monthly task now, do you?

How to Go About It

  1. Choose cheap olive oil for furniture polish.


Olive Oil Containers
Do a trial on a part of the furniture first. If you find that the combination leaves your furniture too greasy change your sizes to include less oil.


For Deep Cleaning

  1. Combine the olive oil and vinegar (using proportions specified below) in a glass or ceramic container.
  2. Apply the polish with a soft polishing cloth. Do not rub it in too hard but leave it to soak in.
  3. Allow to air dry.
Mixing Bowls
Always use a ceramic bowl to mix to olive oil and vinegar since the combination is acidic by nature.

Regular Cleaning Furniture Oil

  1. Combine the oil and lemon juice in a glass or ceramic container.
  2. Apply with a soft polishing cloth.
  3. Use the soft cloth to shine the furniture by rubbing briskly.
  4. Allow to air dry if it hasn’t already through buffing.


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Do not store these polishes as they should be used the same day.

Must Know Tips

  • A better choice of oil is ordinary drugstore mineral oil (sold as a laxative) because it will never go rancid and is completely food safe.
  • This polish isn’t guaranteed to work with every kind of furniture. For example, because the lemon juice and vinegar are water soluble, acidic solutions, they are probably more suitable for polyurethane or laminate cover furniture. If you don’t want to risk staining a valuable antique piece of furniture, you may need to rely on a commercial polish after all.
  • The first polish penetrates deeply; the second polish is more suitable for more regular cleaning and the lemon scent is delightful.


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