When you have a piece of old wood furniture sitting in storage, or you also happened across a fabulous thrift-store discover that you would like to restore and use, then look no farther than your favorite wood cleaner and furniture petroleum. As wood ages, its pores open and the natural ingredients in the wood, causing it to dry out. Years and layers of dirt and grime add to that and can create the furniture piece to appear the worse for wear. You may be amazed at what a good cleaning followed with a soaking of furniture oil can perform. For painted hardwood furniture, only clean, sand and repaint.
Begin the restoration of the hardwood furniture with a comprehensive cleaning. Apply a bit of a wood cleaner to fine-grade steel wool. Work with the grain, and rub the surface of the old wood furniture with the cleaner and steel wool. Do not apply an excessive amount of pressure because you don’t want to take out the finish or stain. Most of the time, years of built-up wax turn the surface of the wood dirty and dirty. The steel wool and wood cleaning product cut through these layers. Wipe away loosened dirt and grime with a clean cloth, and allow the piece to dry.
Saturate a soft cloth with oil. Rub with the grain to apply the furniture oil to the wood. Fold the cloth and apply oil to an edge for in detailed crevices or embellishments on the wood. Thoroughly cover the wood furniture with petroleum.
Allow the piece soak overnight to hydrate the wood if it’s extremely dry. After covering the entire piece with furniture oil, then you can put it into operation or decide to follow the upcoming steps, depending upon the level of protection you need for the wood furniture.
Rub the piece of wood furniture with a clean part of steel wool in the direction of the grain. This eliminates any high spots as it prepares the wood for the next measure.
Add a seal coat to keep the wood hydrated, if desired. Implement Tung oil — also known as China wood oil — to the surface of the wood furniture, after the patterned wood grain. After Tung oil dries, it hardens and provides a plastic-like coat on the wood.
Polish the wood furniture with a wax, if desired — but be sure to thoroughly buff the shine after program. Be sure you work in tiny sections, together with the grain.