The best furniture polishes contain an oil for replenishing wood surfaces and an acid for cutting through dirt. Make your own using white vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice.
And, here’s a trick for removing scratches on wood furniture. Rub a walnut over the scratch and it will disappear.
Watch the video above to see Joe’s Simple Solution.
How much vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice? The video doesn’t mention how much. Cups, tablespoon, teaspoon?
I would like to know the proportions to use when mixing vinegar, lemon, and oil. Also, and can this be used on oak cabinets that have a grease film on them?
Thanks in advance
In regards to the DIY furniture polish what would the measurements be for each ingredient or where would I find the measurements? Thank you so much love the show.
What are the amounts of white vinegar, olive oil, & lemon juice used for the DIY Furniture Polish that was in the Simple Solutions segment?
How much of each ingredient do you use?
Hi Joe, I always look forward to the Simple Solutions that you give. I drag my husband in to see them a lot of times or I record them and show him. I have the same questions as the other comments on this episode. What are the measurements of your DIY FURNITURE POLISH and SCRATCH REMOVER’ spray. I love the idea of ‘ walnuts for scratches’ I can’t wait to try it. Keep up the good work. God Bless, Mona
So glad to hear from everyone regarding our recent DIY Furniture Cleaner. The proportions of ingredients isn’t too critical, but here’s what I used:
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
Love, Love your show, I watch it all the time and write down helpful hints from the show. So much fun seeing the before and after repairs.
Thanks, Mona, much appreciated. And stay tuned, we’ve got a lot more Simple Solutions coming your way!
Hi Jan, thanks for the kind comments. We love hearing from loyal listeners like you! And we’ve got many more Simple Solutions coming your way soon, including several that are especially useful for springtime. Thanks again.
I had fingerprints on my Amish dining room table and followed this recipe.
I cannot thank you enough. Beautiful finish and no fingerprints or marks.
Just a beautiful rich wood shine. No gloss just naturally beautiful
Thank you so much!!!!!
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Once I’ve used the white venegar, lemon juice and olive oil to clean marble dresser countertop, how do I get it to shine?
Here are our thoughts on this topic: https://todayshomeowner.com/radio/2018/11/24/bring-back-the-shine/
Thanks for your question!
Thank you for your wonderful tips. I love the homemade furniture polish and the scratch remover using walnuts.
So…kind of on this topic is the white circle on my 37 yr old dining table. My friends brought fresh flowers one day and I put them in a porcelain vase and filled with water. (the bottom was not finished). There was a white circle on the table thereafter. I tried one suggestion that you guys made using baking soda but may have not done properly or just would not work. Thinking it is the wax build up but just not sure. Can you help?
Here’s our tip for removing these kinds of stains from wood furniture: https://todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-remove-white-water-marks-on-furniture/
If the stain penetrated the surface, options are limited, and it would be necessary to refinish the dining table.
I have scratches on a queen anne sofa table. Any suggestions on how to filll/remove them Thanks
Try these suggestions: https://todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-repair-scratches-on-wood-cabinets-and-furniture/
Good luck! 🙂
Walnuts! Wow! I rubbed a walnut across the scratches from moving my Mid Century Modern 60 year old furniture and viola! NO MORE SCRATCHES! Amazing the oil that comes from just one half walnut piece… but it works really, well. Wish I had a before and after… but I’m sold.
Very impressed, and thank you!
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