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    I have been going through a lot of papers, decluttering.

    I found one that I had printed out in 2005, from one of the DIY internet sites. It was about stripping pieces of antiques.
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    Quote==Don't you dare strip that table, no matter how grimy and gunked-up it may look. collectors prize antiques with the original finish!! Reveal the treasure hiding underneath with this Free FORMULA FOR FURNITURE JIKCE.

    1 part white vinegar
    1 part boiled linseed oil (Don't use raw)
    1 part turpentine (from your paint or hardware store)

    Combine all 3 ingredients in a jar with a tight lid and shake like crazy. Then rub it into the furniture with a piece of 0000-grade steel wool. Wipe off with soft cloth. Years of grime melt away, leaving you with a smooth, beautiful surface.

    I don't remember using this, I think it was about the time my husband had another stroke so I stuck all my papers in a file drawer and forgot them till now.

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    That is just too much coincidence. One of my co-workers just used that very solution, to clean a piece of furniture that she had, and she said it was the best thing ever. I have the stuff ready, just haven't found the time to do it. Or the DRY-WARM day so I can be outside. Thanks for posting it.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    That is just too much coincidence. One of my co-workers just used that very solution, to clean a piece of furniture that she had, and she said it was the best thing ever. I have the stuff ready, just haven't found the time to do it. Or the DRY-WARM day so I can be outside. Thanks for posting it.
    ROFLMBO!!! I had to look at your location to figure out what the heck you were talking about 'dry-warm day'. Being in GA we've have a lot of 'dry-warm' days already (above average heat for June, with a cooler than average summer predicted for later)

    :-P

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    That combo can be used to clean kitchen cupboards also.

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    Thanks.:)

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    Thank you for posting.

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    Thanks for the formula. I had just been thinking of looking for it to use on my bedroom furniture that we have had for 50 years. It is always nice to find things on here and not have to search all over the place. Fate works in mysterious ways. Love this board.

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    Well of all the places to be in my home town. I did not know of this solution before but will try it and see of it will work on my kitchen cabinets.

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    Do you buy the linseed oil, or do you boil it?
    Can you boil oil without it flaming?

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    This is the BEST solution for wood it cleans and feeds the wood enough oil to restore any dry areas My mom use to use this for all the -some ones junk to her treasures from yard sales She got the recipe from her Great Granpa

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    TIPA You buy Boiled Linseed Oil at any hardware type store or a paint store its not very expensive at either store

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    I had the same question. I am going to use it on my wood stair rails. They get so dark with lots of use, and on a vintage piece that a friend gave me. I'll try to post some Before and After pics. Anyone have B&A pics to share?? What fun to see the difference.

    Thanks for the formula!
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchit123
    TIPA You buy Boiled Linseed Oil at any hardware type store or a paint store its not very expensive at either store

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlpa
    Do you buy the linseed oil, or do you boil it?
    Can you boil oil without it flaming?
    You can purchase it. The can says Boiled Linseed Oil. I have always used it after I have stripped the piece and before the paste wax. I like to see and touch the original wood not shellac, varnish, and definitely not polyurethane.

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    thanks-bookmarked the thread.

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    Thanks for the recipe. I hope someone will post some "before" and "after" pictures for us!

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    Double bless your heart. I have a OLD mirror that I remember dad using to shave with all my life. Mom cleaned it with something and ruined the finish. I will try this to try and save the original finish. THANKS!

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    I did not know about this formula, it's just what I need at this time. Thank you for posting.

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    I am going out to buy needed ingredients today. I have an antique sewing cabinet from my Grandma and I have been wanting to clean it up but wasn't sure what to use. Thank you for the info

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    Thanks so much for this...I need to try it on my cabinets right now!

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    This is interesting I have a formula that I cant give out (secret) but this is along the lines of the one I have. Mine will dissolve the finish smooth out the scratches and clean all at the same time. Thanks for posting this and I added it to the VSMS forum.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Quote==Don't you dare strip that table, no matter how grimy and gunked-up it may look. collectors prize antiques with the original finish!! Reveal the treasure hiding underneath with this Free FORMULA FOR FURNITURE JIKCE.

    1 part white vinegar
    1 part boiled linseed oil (Don't use raw)
    1 part turpentine (from your paint or hardware store)

    Combine all 3 ingredients in a jar with a tight lid and shake like crazy. Then rub it into the furniture with a piece of 0000-grade steel wool. Wipe off with soft cloth. Years of grime melt away, leaving you with a smooth, beautiful surface.
    What type of finish do you put on the furniture when you are done giving it this treatment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Quote==Don't you dare strip that table, no matter how grimy and gunked-up it may look. collectors prize antiques with the original finish!! Reveal the treasure hiding underneath with this Free FORMULA FOR FURNITURE JIKCE.

    1 part white vinegar
    1 part boiled linseed oil (Don't use raw)
    1 part turpentine (from your paint or hardware store)

    Combine all 3 ingredients in a jar with a tight lid and shake like crazy. Then rub it into the furniture with a piece of 0000-grade steel wool. Wipe off with soft cloth. Years of grime melt away, leaving you with a smooth, beautiful surface.
    What type of finish do you put on the furniture when you are done giving it this treatment?
    good question 0 will watch to see answer

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    Would love to see some before and after pics, maybe I can try this on my anitque sleigh bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I have been going through a lot of papers, decluttering.

    I found one that I had printed out in 2005, from one of the DIY internet sites. It was about stripping pieces of antiques.
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Quote==Don't you dare strip that table, no matter how grimy and gunked-up it may look. collectors prize antiques with the original finish!! Reveal the treasure hiding underneath with this Free FORMULA FOR FURNITURE JIKCE.

    1 part white vinegar
    1 part boiled linseed oil (Don't use raw)
    1 part turpentine (from your paint or hardware store)

    Combine all 3 ingredients in a jar with a tight lid and shake like crazy. Then rub it into the furniture with a piece of 0000-grade steel wool. Wipe off with soft cloth. Years of grime melt away, leaving you with a smooth, beautiful surface.

    I don't remember using this, I think it was about the time my husband had another stroke so I stuck all my papers in a file drawer and forgot them till now.
    This is a really good solution for cleaning furniture and it will not harm the original finish. After cleaning all you need to do is wax. We in the furniture restoration business have been using these kinds of solution for years. Glenn

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