Cheap Homemade Furniture Polish

"From the Thursday magazine; this was submitted by Jyoti S. Mehta."
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1 polishing mix


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Put the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • With a soft cloth, apply this on your furniture.
  • Immediately wipe off with a dry soft cloth.
  • Lo and behold- your furniture will shine like new!
  • Repeat as much as you like, for all your furniture.
  • ENJOY!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Joe Joe C.
    Can you substitute citrus for lime


  1. 2Bleu
    I use 2 cups of olive oil and 1 fresh squeezed lemon. Same thing, works like a charm and soooo much cheaper! Go Green!
  2. Kim D.
    Works GREAT! I used lemon juice because I didn't have a lime and it worked just fine. My DH and I bought an antique dinning room table and china cabinet and it needed some cleaning. Pledge was expensive and still left the wood dull after it dried. Char, your polish did the trick!!! My furniture looks beautiful now! I will NEVER buy the commercial furniture polish again! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Susie_Que
    I just did my kitchen cabinets...Lookin' Good!! Will use again.
  4. Bonnie G #2
    At first I thought I wasn't going to be happy with this as my table was streaked and I had to go back and dry it - but then I realized what was happening was the old wax I had on it was coming up and as it dried it left a lovely shine with no sticky residue left behind. Works wonderful, much better than my expensive spray can - l'll be using this from now on.
  5. J White
    I just tried this on some wooden dining chairs from the thrift store...they look fantasic! Thanks for sharing!


  1. Rach0617
    I have a lot of furniture with very very dark wood. I would clean it with Pledge and always get streaks. I was a little scared to try this at first. All of my dark wood furniture is less than two years old. I had nothing to worry about. It worked great and now my furniture looks amazing!! I used lemon juice instead of lime juice. I didn't have lime juice at the time. It still turned out beautiful!! I will never use another kind of polish!!!


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