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Blog entry by KathyA posted 03-16-2018 01:07 PM 690 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so, first project done and have learned so much! After many hours of sanding and poly, (which a lot of people do not like the look, but I love it!). How do I care for this piece dusting wise?

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#1 posted 03-16-2018 01:20 PM

Hi Kathy Welcome to Ljs
I don’t feel you need to do anything special just dust as you normally would,if cleaning is necessary just some warm soapy water on a damp towel should do the trick but not until your finish has cured for 48 hours.

This Beautiful an amazing first project, very well done.


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#2 posted 03-16-2018 01:40 PM

You want to know how to dust something?

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#3 posted 03-16-2018 01:49 PM

Welcome 2 LJ’s Kathy ….do just as Jim said …he’s our resident janitor LOL…...GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 03-16-2018 03:35 PM

Thanks all!

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#5 posted 03-16-2018 03:56 PM

That’s nice work, for sure. Any good furniture polish will work. Those containing silicone will cause problems if you try to refinish someday, but even that you can work around.

I’ve never tried soapy water before, but I’m curious how you would rinse it to remove all of the soap residue. That’s just going to build up and collect more dust. Sounds messy compared to spraying some polish and wiping with a soft cloth.

If you want to maintain that luster, an occasional waxing will help. Howard Feed-N-Wax is an excellent product that’s widely available. I know Home Depot carries it. Another is Renaissance wax. It’s pricey, but the results are amazing.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#6 posted 03-16-2018 05:34 PM

Micro fiber cloths!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#7 posted 03-16-2018 05:39 PM

Welcome Kathy. Very nice work.

If you are using a phone for your pics if you hold it horizontally (wide) they should display properly.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#8 posted 03-16-2018 05:46 PM

A couple of products I like are:

Pledge “Multi Purpose Cleaner” It’s not like the old pledge that you could finger paint in after using.

The other is Murphy Oil Soap. Multi use wood cleaner.

I find both of these products don’t leave a waxy / streaky residue.

But I use sparingly, I just spray a little onto my cloth, never directly onto the furniture.

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#9 posted 03-17-2018 02:51 AM

i just delivered the table to my daughter and she cried, she loves it! Now I want to do one for me! Thank you again for some great advice.

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