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post #1 of Old 06-23-2016, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone suggest few homemade cleaning products for cleaning wooden furniture. The owner of the house is allergic to chemicals and have asked me to use only home made products. Please help.
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If you are trying to clean wooden furniture with care, it is important that you understand which type of wood surfaces you intend to do and buy the right kind of detergent accordingly. Some kind of coated the most common wood surfaces are varnish, wax, paint, or exposed surfaces. Always read carefully the label instructions on the bleach bottle to make sure appropriate.
If you are sure that your furniture durable protective layer and you want to try the homemade recipe polished, try the following method below:
1. Mix 4 parts olive oil to 1 part white vinegar and pour into a spray bottle.
2. Try before quality solution on a small scale to see if achieve the desired effect or not.
3. Spray the solution on a soft cloth (microfiber) and wipe over the surface of the wood - you'll see a shiny wooden surface back immediately. This solution has just cleaned the wood surface polishing, because vinegar is also effective cleaners.
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Lime is a good cleanser. Try to use more of it.
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Vinegar and lime are good cleansers. You can try them.

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post #6 of Old 08-11-2016, 03:42 AM
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Mix equal parts of vinegar and rubbing alcohol, spray it on the wood and wipe with a sponge. If there is grime and dirt then add a teaspoon of dishsoap to the mixture to enhance its cleaning power.
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post #7 of Old 08-27-2016, 09:03 PM
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Same Issue here; Any more homemade recipies? What about a homemade bathroom / shower cleaning recipe, preferably one with low odors.
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post #8 of Old 10-31-2016, 06:28 AM
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To scrub down walls, mix cup white vinegar with 1 quart warm water, then use a rag to scrub those walls down. To remove black marks, simply scrub at the spot with a little bit of baking soda.
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post #10 of Old 11-20-2016, 10:19 PM
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This is a tough situation. If you make a product, they can easily blame you if something goes wrong. BUT I know of a few environmental friendly products that work well people animals and people with allergies. Go Green has some great ideas of products that will help.
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Depending how often you clean this place, you may want to look into using some enzyme products.
This is what we have been doing for a few large offices that are concerned with using bleach / chlorine products in a fully enclosed environment.

I wouldn't use it unless you clean there at least once every week as the enzymes need to be continually applied to be effective.
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Rubbing alcohol stinks & there are some respitory concerns with it. I have replaced all the alcohol in my homemade cleaning products with vodka. Its a little more pricy but it is virtually odorless. I wouldn't use it on wood tho. Stick with the vinegar, water, and olive oil combination mentioned above. -Peachy Clean
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I'll help you with not just furniture cleaning, also these tips to keep your entire house cleaning with these home cleaning DIY tips.

Remove liquid rings on furniture with a blow dryer

Those nasty water rings that your furniture gets from your coffee mug, bottles and cans with which you fight with all your energy to get rid off, can be removed easily with a blow dryer. Just set your blow dryer to high close to ring and you would see those stubborn rings disappearing off within seconds of minimal efforts and leave your table stain-free.

Home cleaning with just baking soda

Baking soda often works more than one way for home cleaning purposes. It can act as a mild abrasive. Raise the pH to help remove acidic stains as it can absorb liquids, including oils and grease when it is sprinkled on. Harness the power of it to remove the grime from your couches as well.
You just need a few supplies: Baking soda, two clean white cleaning cloths, and a vacuum with brush attachment.
Wipe down your couch with a dry, clean cloth or clean stiff brush to get any dust or dried on gunk off.
Sprinkle baking soda on your couch and let sit for at least twenty minutes. If you want to deep clean it, mix in a dry carpet cleaner.

Use lemon to remove stains from faucets

Citric acid is a weak organic acid which is used as an environmentally safe home cleaning product. Its strong bleaching properties help remove those stubborn stains from the faucets.
Cut the lemon into half and rub over the faucets to make it look clean and stain free.

Use alcohol and a microfiber cloth to wipe off hard carpet stains

Stains like nail polish and other hard stains that ruin the aesthetic of the carpet can be easily erased just with the help of alcohol and a microfiber cloth.

Pick broken glass pieces with a bread

Broken glass can be picked up with the help of a bread. Press the bread against the broken pieces and throw it off without hurting yourself.
Canned air can be used to remove dust from inaccessible places

Empty cans are not always useless. Few places are tough to clean and we end up leaving them unattended or partially clean. Here’s when we can use the canned air to remove the dust hiding there which is inaccessible.

Hope these tips would keep your home clean and organized.
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