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How to Clean Wood With Linseed Oil & Turpentine

2015-04-15   Views:51

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Wood pieces develop a build-up of cleansers, waxes and polishes over time. Regular cleaning solutions do not remove built-up residue on wood, but you can mix your own effective cleaning solution using gum turpentine and linseed oil. The turpentine ac

How to Clean Wood With Linseed Oil & Turpentine

Wood pieces develop a build-up of cleansers, waxes and polishes over time. Regular cleaning solutions do not remove built-up residue on wood, but you can mix your own effective cleaning solution using gum turpentine and linseed oil. The turpentine acts as a solvent to dissolve the dirt on the wood, and the linseed oil refinishes the wood surface.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Bucket1 gallon hot water2 tbsp gum turpentine4 tbsp boiled linseed oil2 lint-free cloths

Instructions

1 Pour 1 gallon of hot water into a bucket. Add 2 tbsp of gum turpentine and 4 tbsp of boiled linseed oil.

2 Dip a soft, clean, lint-free cloth into the solution and wring out the excess moisture. Wipe down the entire surface of the wood piece with the cloth. Use extra pressure when you encounter a sticky spot, or a spot with built-up wax or polish.

3 Wipe the piece dry with a second lint-free cloth. Turn the cloth over to a clean side and buff the piece of wood using a slow, circular motion to restore shine.

Tips and warnings

Always wear protective gloves when working with turpentine.

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