Today we’re making our own DIY Wood Polish, and it couldn’t be easier. You literally need two ingredients… and I bet they’re already in your pantry.
Let’s start with this wood table that was handed down to me from my grandfather. It was in rough shape, I mean really rough shape; scratches and water stains everywhere.
Obviously, it was in desperate need of a little TLC, so here we go…
What You Need to Make DIY Wood Polish
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How to Make Your Own Wood Polish
Mix together 3 parts olive oil with 1 part vinegar. Try to make an amount close to what you will actually use because olive oil is a perishable food item. Once you have your mixture, dip in a cleaning cloth and go over your wood furniture. If you notice the surface is a bit oily, take a clean, dry towel and wipe off any excess. The results were pretty amazing, but I do want to caution you on one thing…
You will notice in the photo above that where there were once light watermarks, there are now darker circles. I, personally, would prefer my table have the darker circles that blend better with the wood, versus the light circles that are really noticeable, but you may not feel the same. This is why I always recommend testing any cleaning product on a small area first, and see if there is any unwanted color change. If not, continue the application.
I always think side-by-side photos are a good way to see the true results, so here you go (I know the lighting is a bit wonky; that’s what you get photographing on a stormy day I guess).
Find more amazing ways to use vinegar around your home here.