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I never really had to deal wood real wood furniture, floors, or window sills until a few years ago. It was then that I realized just what damage water, sun, and time can do to wood!
One of the houses that I lived in was about a hundred years old and thus it had some rather old wood. It had old wood floors that I’m pretty sure have seen 90 years of wear, I had a hand-me-down dining table that has seen its years, and I even had door posts that had its finish stripped from water damage or something like that.
I always thought I would need to resort to some sort of chemical cleaner or finish to restore my wood. I probably don’t need to tell you that I had no desire to use chemicals in my home. Thankfully I was wrong and I realized that there are natural ways to restore your wood!
You can clean and restore your wood floors, tables, door posts, cabinets, what-have-you naturally!
I tried this natural wood restorer on my water stripped window sills and door posts. I was blown away by the results! Just check out this picture!
Once I had my wood restored to good condition, I just continued to use the natural wood cleaner for an easy maintenance cleaner. I also use it when I want my floors and furniture sparkly clean!
One of the greatest things about this DIY natural wood restorer and cleaner is that you probably already have all the ingredients that are needed to make it in your home right now! I don’t know about you but not having to run to the store or order ingredients is a huge perk with it comes to DIY’s for me!
Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer
For everyday use:
Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar in spray bottle/jar and add in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well. Spray directly on surface or rag and rub clean.
Make sure to occasionally shake your solution because as we all know: oil and water/vinegar separate!
For restoring wood or the occasional heavy duty polishing:
Mix 1 tablespoon vinegar with 3 tablespoons olive oil in a jar. Mix well.
Dip a rag into the solution and then polish and restore your wood.
This makes a very small patch so multiply it as needed. I have found that I usually do not need very much of this recipe when I’m restoring my wood which is why I made the recipe such a small batch.
Need more green cleaning recipes?
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