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Forum topic by agallant posted 04-20-2015 02:50 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2015 02:50 PM

I have no idea what in the world my house keeper is using on our furniture but it leaves rings if the slightest bit of heat or cold is applied to the surface. For example I had my feet up on the coffie table yesterday and there are now little white marks from where my heals were. I wold like some advice on how to best strip the current furniture polish off of all of my furniture and advice on what to use in its place? Our furniture is a combo of things I have made (I use lacquer) and various things from Rooms To Go and other furniture stores.


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#1 posted 04-20-2015 03:15 PM

most polishes are wax emulsions etc. So a wipe down with mineral spirits should take care of it.

Turpentine can leave sticky residue… stay away from lacquer thinner since your finish is lacquer.

Seems obvious to me but “ask your housekeeper what she uses” then google it/tell her to use something else because it is a problem.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 05:53 PM

I wanted to pick what that something else is.

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#3 posted 04-20-2015 06:14 PM

Hi, You can use Orange glo, work perfect to clean any wax

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#4 posted 04-20-2015 07:25 PM

That’ll teach you to put your feet on the furniture. You are lucky your housekeeper didn’t smack you up the side of your head like my Mom used to do to me when I did that! LOL!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 07:31 PM

+1 to Woodbum’s comment.

Your momma would give you a knot or two for that and you know it.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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