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Randy_ATX

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10-26-2015 09:10 PM

Possibly a silly question, but I searched and couldn’t find an answer. I just finished a dining room table and I am delivering it to the client tomorrow. I am anticipating she will ask how to clean and care for it. My finishing went like this – sanded down knotty alder to 220>wood conditioner>light golden stain>3 coats of oil-poly with light sanding in between. Is it OK for her to use Pledge furniture spray on this or is that a no-no?

Thanks

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH


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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 10-26-2015 09:13 PM

Neat little “mushroom” knot and butterfly in the grain.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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ChefHDAN

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#2 posted 10-26-2015 09:15 PM

It’s poly, not much will hurt it, I keep catching my daughters using nail polish and polish remover at the kitchen table I refinished 6 years ago.. all the splotches and spills poly still going strong. Pledge might start to leave a residue though, we’ve only ever used a damp rag to wipe the table down.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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ChefHDAN

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#3 posted 10-26-2015 09:16 PM

LOL, that mushroom must have had a Red bull, looks like it has wings

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 10-26-2015 09:21 PM

Just wipe it down with a damp rag, and dry it off. No need for any chemicals. Dining tables can be waxed, but for daily use tables I don’t see the point (wax washes off with daily cleanings).

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Randy_ATX

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#5 posted 10-26-2015 09:28 PM

Thanks guys. A damp, warm rag is what I will suggest. I could have used a Red Bull at times!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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ChefHDAN

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#6 posted 10-26-2015 09:32 PM

Well since it’s finished, crack a beer & admire it!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-26-2015 11:11 PM

Poly is very durable. No need to do any thing but wipe it down like it was already said.

Cheers…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dave G

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#8 posted 10-26-2015 11:17 PM

It’s been a while since I asked so I cannot remember which company exactly: the guys that make the poly told me to clean poly on floors with Windex. The idea is to clean the grit off so it cannot scratch. And you can’t put so much liquid on that it soaks down some joint and causes water damage. Thought it was very interesting advice.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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Daruc

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#9 posted 10-26-2015 11:22 PM

I always recommend the Pledge “Multi Surface Cleaner” It doesn’t leave the wax build up like the old Pledge does.
I spray a little on my rag then wipe, I don’t spray it directly on the surface.
Just enough to make the dust cling to the rag. Works good in my opinion.

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mahdee

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#10 posted 10-27-2015 12:03 AM

I used water/vinegar solution.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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