How do you remove furniture polish?


Quick Answer

To remove furniture polish, wipe the furniture with a dry cloth, then combine one part distilled white vinegar with one part water. Dip the cloth in the mixture, and wring it out as much as possible. Scrub the furniture in the direction of the wood grain, and dry it .

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  1. Wipe the furniture with a dry cloth

    Use a dry cloth, such as a micro fiber cloth, to wipe the dust and dirt off the furniture, as these can scratch the wood when you remove the polish.

  2. Mix the vinegar and water, and remove the polish

    Combine one part white vinegar with one part water in a large bowl. Dip a clean cloth in the mixture, then wring it out until it is barely damp. Rub the cloth on the furniture, working in the direction of the wood grain. Reapply the solution to the rag as needed.

  3. Dry the furniture

    Promptly dry the furniture with a new cloth after removing the furniture polish, as the wood may soak up the water and swell. If the vinegar solution doesn’t remove the polish effectively, dampen a rag with mineral spirits, and clean the furniture as you would with the vinegar and water. Dry the piece thoroughly once more.

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