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    • busymumof3
    • By busymumof3 26th Jan 07, 4:44 PM
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    How to clean pine furniture
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    • 26th Jan 07, 4:44 PM
    How to clean pine furniture 26th Jan 07 at 4:44 PM
    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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    • busymumof3
    • By busymumof3 28th Jan 07, 9:01 AM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 9:01 AM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 9:01 AM
    Any suggestions gratefully received.
    • kittie
    • By kittie 28th Jan 07, 9:17 AM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 9:17 AM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 9:17 AM
    there is lots of stuff via the search button eg

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=358668&highlight=pine+doors
  • barjam
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    • 28th Jan 07, 3:58 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 3:58 PM
    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:
  • prudryden
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    • 28th Jan 07, 4:00 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 4:00 PM
    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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    • tracyk
    • By tracyk 28th Jan 07, 10:33 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 10:33 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 10:33 PM
    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.
    • busymumof3
    • By busymumof3 28th Jan 07, 11:25 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 11:25 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 11:25 PM
    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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    • 28th Jan 07, 11:42 PM
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    • 28th Jan 07, 11:42 PM
    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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    • 15th Nov 08, 5:25 PM
    Cleaning pine
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    • 15th Nov 08, 5:25 PM
    Hi,
    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.
    Many Thanks.
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    • nesssie1702
    • By nesssie1702 15th Nov 08, 6:28 PM
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    Cheap glass cleaner - vinegar and newspaper. It works, honestly!
  • SPINKO
    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.
    Thanks again.
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  • competitionscafe
    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'.
    http://www.beautynaturals.com/product.asp?ref=EF-FP
    Ingredients: Water, olive oil, orange oil, and emulsifier (non-coconut based)
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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 16th Nov 08, 12:54 AM
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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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    • By Penelope Penguin 16th Nov 08, 10:33 AM
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    The link to the site is here

    I'll add this to the existing thread on cleaning pine, to keep ideas together

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    • queen vi
    • By queen vi 14th Aug 11, 4:58 PM
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    orange glo help alternative
    cant get orange glo what do you use instead on your pine spray or wax polish
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 14th Aug 11, 4:59 PM
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    this thread has some ideas.

    Ill merge this later

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    • queen vi
    • By queen vi 14th Aug 11, 5:08 PM
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    thank you zippychick
  • rockrocky
    Here is the link where you can know how to clean your furniture. reclaimedarchitecture. com
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