Advice please OFF TOPIC

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Butterflywing » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:05:41



What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use anything
that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.  Thanks

Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher than
5 feet SIGH)

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Melissa in N » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:08:46


Tung Oil. It is recommended highly by the people who restore sewing
machines and their wood cabinets.

THough I have never used it. I can't even find it! ANd I want to!

Melissa in NJ

Quote:

> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use anything
> that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.  Thanks

> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher than
> 5 feet SIGH)


 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Jeri » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:41:43


Quote:

> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use
> anything that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus. Thanks
> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything
> higher than 5 feet SIGH)

Murphy Oil Soap
http://www.colgate.com/app/MurphyOilSoap/US/Products/MOSOriginalFormu...
 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Mary » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 02:36:07


Murphy Oil Soap DOES have fragrance, by the way.  Great cleaner,
though.  I have used the tea-in-water process, and it works rather
well.  Just don't soak the wood, and when you finish with one door or
section, wipe it down with a dry cloth -- you really don't want to hurt
the finish by letting water sit on it!  There are also a variety of
wood-cleaning products sold in the better antique shops -- or just ask
the dealer of lots of antique wood furniture what he/she uses and
whether there is an odor and where he/she gets it.  Good paint stores
also sell a variety of wood-cleaning products, but I believe most of
them do have fragrance.  (Could you hire somebody to come in and do the
cleaning while you go somewhere else for the day?)
Quote:


> > What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use
> > anything that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus. Thanks
> > Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything
> > higher than 5 feet SIGH)

> Murphy Oil Soap
> http://www.colgate.com/app/MurphyOilSoap/US/Products/MOSOriginalFormu...

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Aliso » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 03:00:53


...Tung oil can be obtained quite easily...most suppliers who supply
tools for fine woodworking will have it. I have also seen it on EBay as
well offered by many folks.

Tung oil is quite often diluted with a solvent however...suggested
solvents are citrus solvent (made from orange peel) and turpentine
(pine based and strongly scented)...and if citrus allergies are an
issue then you certainly won't want to use the first one..just my 2
cents worth from back in the days when I did some antique furniture
restoration.

Alison

Quote:

> Murphy Oil Soap DOES have fragrance, by the way.  Great cleaner,
> though.  I have used the tea-in-water process, and it works rather
> well.  Just don't soak the wood, and when you finish with one door or
> section, wipe it down with a dry cloth -- you really don't want to hurt
> the finish by letting water sit on it!  There are also a variety of
> wood-cleaning products sold in the better antique shops -- or just ask
> the dealer of lots of antique wood furniture what he/she uses and
> whether there is an odor and where he/she gets it.  Good paint stores
> also sell a variety of wood-cleaning products, but I believe most of
> them do have fragrance.  (Could you hire somebody to come in and do the
> cleaning while you go somewhere else for the day?)



> > > What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use
> > > anything that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus. Thanks
> > > Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything
> > > higher than 5 feet SIGH)

> > Murphy Oil Soap
> > http://www.colgate.com/app/MurphyOilSoap/US/Products/MOSOriginalFormu...

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Sandy Elliso » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 03:17:55


Howdy!

Murphy's Oil Soap

http://www.colgate.com/app/MurphyOilSoap/US/AsktheExpert/FAQs.cvsp

My dad was a carpenter and cabinet maker; it's what he recommended,
it's what we use on our hardwood cabinets and wainscoting.

Good luck!

Ragmop/Sandy


Quote:

> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use anything
> that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.  Thanks

> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher than
> 5 feet SIGH)

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Roberta Zollne » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 03:25:19


Teak oil.
Roberta in D



Quote:
> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use
> anything that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.
> Thanks

> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher
> than 5 feet SIGH)

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Polly Esthe » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 06:24:30


So glad you asked.  We seem to be world's foremost authority.  Miles and
miles of wood here in the Swamp home.  Some of it is exquisite.  Some of it
is just a cut above garbage dump grade.  All of it benefits from a cleaning
with Murphy's.  DH (the original misterclean), says his recipe is - a tiny
glug of Murphy's into a bucket of water about 6 inches deep.  Water must be
changed constantly or you are putting dirt and sticky back on.
    Those blue paper towels from the 'shop' or 'garage' section work well
and can be tossed.  Butterfly, with months (really) of inside wood-cleaning
in progress post Katrina, we did not have a problem with a scent.  Perhaps
you would want to try just one to see if it is a caution.  Polly
 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by pami » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 06:36:04


Actually some truth to this.  I've heard the Chinese Restaurants use their
tea to clean with....
Pami
 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by pami » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 06:38:11


Jeri that's what I use to clean everything...1 cap to a dishpan of water
form hardwood to ceramic tile to my cabinets....
Go Murphy's...hehehehe
Pami
 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by TerriLee in W » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 07:42:57


I've gotten Tung Oil at Lowes before, in the paint section.
--
TerriLee in WA (state)
remove the cats to reply
http://community.webshots.com/user/tlbishop



Quote:
> Tung Oil. It is recommended highly by the people who restore sewing
> machines and their wood cabinets.

> THough I have never used it. I can't even find it! ANd I want to!

> Melissa in NJ


>> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use
>> anything
>> that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.  Thanks

>> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher
>> than
>> 5 feet SIGH)

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by TerriLee in W » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 07:42:30


Murphy's Oil Soap always works well for me. Cuts grease like a dream, does
NOT smell like citrus, and doesn't harm the wood.  YMMV
--
TerriLee in WA (state)
remove the cats to reply
http://community.webshots.com/user/tlbishop


Quote:
> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use
> anything that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.
> Thanks

> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher
> than 5 feet SIGH)

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Kay Lancaste » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 07:42:02


Quote:
> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use anything
> that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.  Thanks

What's the finish?  If it's not damaged by water, plain ol' soap and water,
or detergent and water.
 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Tari » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 09:02:04


Tung oil is more of a finish than a cleaner.  Formby actually
makes some cleaner.  If I remember it is green.
Quote:

> I've gotten Tung Oil at Lowes before, in the paint section.

 
 
 

Advice please OFF TOPIC

Post by Witchy Stitche » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:30:49


I get tung oile at the Home Depot. My father, who was a shop teacher
swore by a light swiping with linseed oil.

Linda
PATCHogue, NY

On 5 Dec 2006 08:08:46 -0800, "Melissa in NJ"

Quote:

>Tung Oil. It is recommended highly by the people who restore sewing
>machines and their wood cabinets.

>THough I have never used it. I can't even find it! ANd I want to!

>Melissa in NJ


>> What do you use to clean genuine wood cabinet doors? I can NOT use anything
>> that will have any lingering fragrance  especially citrus.  Thanks

>> Butterfly (Their maid must not have been able to reach anything higher than
>> 5 feet SIGH)