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Old 26-01-2007, 4:44 PM
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Doing a move about of furniture and seeing things from different angles has shown up some grubbly, greasy marks on my waxed pine furniture which I cannot seem to get rid of. Kids greasy fingerprints I think. Also there are a few crayon and ink lines courtesy of the three horrors.

Does anyone have any tips for cleaning these? I usually just use a microfibre cloth with a drop of washing up liquid or stardrops but this doesn't seem to deep clean. Would appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 28-01-2007, 9:01 AM
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Any suggestions gratefully received.
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Old 28-01-2007, 9:17 AM
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there is lots of stuff via the search button eg

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...ght=pine+doors
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Old 28-01-2007, 3:58 PM
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your link kittie i think just takes to treating pine not how to clean pre treated pine that has been waxed,

i have waxed furniture and the way i clean is rub with a very fine sand paper a wax again, sorry it might not be answer what you are looking for busymumof3 but thats what i do:confused:
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your link kittie i think just takes to treating pine not how to clean pre treated pine that has been waxed,

i have waxed furniture and the way i clean is rub with a very fine sand paper a wax again, sorry it might not be answer what you are looking for busymumof3 but thats what i do:confused:
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Old 28-01-2007, 10:33 PM
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I cleaned a waxed pine coffee table last weekend with diluted Stardrops - couldn't believe the dirt it lifted & it never affected the waxed finish at all.
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Old 28-01-2007, 11:25 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have tried very dilute stardrops but I will try a slightly stronger mixture. I did buy some beeswax yesterday so will try the sanding with fine wire wool followed by that. Thanks again.
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I was wrong about the sandpaper. My wife tells me she used the finest grade of wire wool, which didn't damage the grain (since its a soft wood) and then reapplied Bee's Wax - working with the grain of the wood.

The sandpaper is good for anything that has been varnished - so I was half-right.
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Old 15-11-2008, 5:25 PM
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Has anybody got any ideas how to treat or feed Pine bedroom furniture on the cheap.I have bought wax products before but they are so expensive and I wondered if there was a home made solution I could make.Also is there a cheap glass cleaner solution I could also make myself.I have mastered a kitchen,bathroom cleaner but have now become a bit stumped.
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Cheap glass cleaner - vinegar and newspaper. It works, honestly!
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Wow thank you for taking the time to give me that solution.I will try the olive oil and lemon juice tomorrow morning.Will let know how I get on.
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Olive oil makes sense - I bought Earth Friendly furniture polish a while back and it works well, the main ingredient (apart from water) is olive oil - it was 4 with free delivery and as you don't need much I think it will last for years (or go rancid before I use it all!) but still expensive for what it is and I am sure you could easily make a homemade version with cheap olive oil, orange or lemon oils/juice and water in a spray bottle and shake vigorously to 'emulsify'.
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4 or 5 parts white spirit to 1 part linseed oil would work too. This is the traditional mix for cleaning antique furniture.

If you already have this stuff, it would work out cheaper than olive oil and lemon juice
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I'll add this to the existing thread on cleaning pine, to keep ideas together

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cant get orange glo what do you use instead on your pine spray or wax polish
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this thread has some ideas.

Ill merge this later

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Here is the link where you can know how to clean your furniture. reclaimedarchitecture. com
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