Maybe I’m a little strange but I just love the smell of furniture polish. It reminds me of when I was young, helping grandma clean the bookcases and old antique furniture. Furniture doesn’t require much to be maintained. Once a month give your furniture a good polishing with the recipes below. The remainder of the month, simply clean with a dry, cotton microfiber cloth.
Do not use water on wood that has not been painted, treated, varnished, or enameled. It can warp and discolor.
Furniture Polish for Varnished Wood
Spray onto a slightly damp, cotton microfiber cloth. Furniture polish should never be sprayed directly on furniture. Wipe furniture with the damp cloth then follow up by wiping with a dry, cotton cloth.
Furniture Polish for unVarnished Wood
- 1 cup olive oil (cheapest is fine)
- 1/4 cup clear distilled vinegar
- 10 drops of orange essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Add all ingredients into measuring cup and mix well. Using a funnel, pour the mixture into a squirt container. To clean furniture, pour a nickel sized amount onto a clean cotton microfiber cloth. Wipe using long strokes in the same direction. Follow up with a dry cotton cloth.
To clean electronics simply spray some of the homemade window and mirror cleaner on a damp cotton microfiber cloth and wipe clean! This is not to be used on screens. Only use dry, lint-free cotton fiber cloth for screen cleaning. If you must use something wet when cleaning screens, a plain old alcohol pad is best.
Download Homemade Furniture Polish Spray Labels
For best results, print on mailing labels or Avery sticker paper. After adhering to bottle, use contact paper over the label to give it added protection.
- Clean Modern Label
- Vintage Antique Label
- Classic Natural Label
- Shabby Chic Label
- Funky Fun Label
- Traditional Contemporary
- Simple Earthy
Other posts in this series: Homemade All Natural Cleaning Products