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Spring Cleaning Tips

 
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 04:35 pm
@Ceili,
Wait ... you're using cloths on windows you've used for staining?
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 04:54 pm
@roger,
interesting...
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:18 pm
@Ceili,
If you ever do clean windows inside and out, use vertical strokes on the outside, and horizontal on the inside. That way, in the unlikely event you left streaks, at least you will know which side to touch up.
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:36 pm
blink
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Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:49 pm
@Ragman,
No, when they get old or even new ones, once they've been washed are good for staining, but then they get the heave ho.

Good tip, roger.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2012 12:56 am
Here's a pretty good list of green cleaning ideas.

http://www.realsimple.com/new-uses-for-old-things/new-uses-cleaning/print-index.html
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2012 07:10 am
@roger,
Smart.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2012 07:17 am
Anyone got a good recipe for a homemade furniture polish which they've actually used themselves and can recommend?
I've looked online. Most seem to be a combination of olive oil & lemon juice. (approx 2 parts to 1)
Any other tried & true suggestions?
roger
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2012 08:37 am
@msolga,
Sorry, what I use is a commercial product composed of beeswax, caranuba wax, and either lemon or orange oil. Maybe the citrus oil comes from the rind; I don't know. Anyway, it is excellent on wood with an oil finish. I wouldn't try it on lacquer or varnish.
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 01:07 am
@roger,
No need to be sorry, Roger.
And thank you for responding. Smile
Quote:
...I use is a commercial product composed of beeswax, caranuba wax, and either lemon or orange oil.

Maybe I'll look for a similar commercial product.
I'm a bit apprehensive about the olive oil/lemon juice idea.
Maybe because it sounds a bit too much like dinner! Wink
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TileLindsey
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 01:03 am
@Eslica52,
hi Eslica52,

At home, I use vinegar mixed with water then I put it in a spray bottle.. I'm using lint-free cloth when wiping because paper towels and usual cotton rags often leave residue on the glass window.
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Eslica52
 
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Reply Fri 4 May, 2012 11:15 am
checked my messages late, but i tired newspaper and it actually does make a good window cleaner perfect ! and vinegar and lemon for most things is working well I just have to put on gloves when cleaning. thanks !
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