Proper Care Of Antique Wood Furniture?

by ~JM~, Friday, August 04, 2017, 08:45 (18 days ago)

Brought home an interesting piece of furniture yesterday. I'm not able to find any type of markings that might determine the age. I was told the wood was Oak. Has a dark finish on it & looks nice. Previous owner said they used mineral oil on it. Should I continue with mineral oil, or is there a better product available that I should use? In the past we have had more modern furniture & used Lemon Pledge type of products to dust with. I'm thinking that Lemon Pledge is probably not the best product to use.

Thank you
~JM~

Proper Care Of Antique Wood Furniture?

by uncowboy, Friday, August 04, 2017, 09:13 (18 days ago) @ ~JM~

Once oil has been used for years it is hard to change to something else. Clean well with Naphtha and Then evaluate how dry the wood is . My guess is that more oil is the way to go.

oils muchly do not mix

by visitor, Friday, August 04, 2017, 09:42 (18 days ago) @ ~JM~

use what is on there, and any stripped spots may not match due to aging. if it works, don't fix it. pure food grade mineral oil does not age/oxidize/go rancid as many other such oils and waxes. cheapest is at Dollar General, Family Dollar, or whatever your local cheap sundries store is named.

oils muchly do not mix

by visitor, food grade in "laxitive" area NT, Friday, August 04, 2017, 09:44 (18 days ago) @ visitor

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food grade in "laxitives" .....NT

by visitor, Friday, August 04, 2017, 09:47 (18 days ago) @ visitor

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Proper Care Of Antique Wood Furniture? Ren Wax is what...

by Caz, Friday, August 04, 2017, 11:30 (18 days ago) @ ~JM~

...museums use. Good for protecting a variety of surfaces. I use it on knife blades and scales alike. A jar will last forever. Renaissance Wax is the actual name, but it is commonly abbreviated.

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