Mahogany Furniture and Wood Care
Remove Water Spots from
Polished Mahogany Wood
Water makes a filmy grey
spot. If not too deep, rubbing with the fingertip will
remove the spot. Otherwise, use a small piece of
cheesecloth tightly wrung out of hot water with 2 or 3
drops of household ammonia in it. Rub lightly and
quickly with the cloth; then instantly rub with a soft
oiled cloth. Finally go over the whole surface with oil.
Rub until all extra oil is used. Keep coasters under
glasses and guard wood floors from dripping umbrellas!
Wash Varnished Wood
Mahogany, Walnut, Maple, Oak and Pine
Remove all dust first. Use
cheesecloth for washing and wiping woods.
Prepare 1 quart boiling water, 3 tablespoons lemon oil
and 1 tablespoon turpentine. ..Dip cheesecloth in this
solution and wring out well. Wash a small space at a
time. Wipe immediately with dry cheesecloth. Carvings
may be cleaned with soft brush and this solution. This
wash polishes because it cleans. Protect wall paper and
cushions with folded paper so the oil doesn't splatter
Remove stuck paper off
of Mahogany wood furniture?
Do not try to scrape the paper
off. Dab some linseed or sweet oil on the paper. Let
the oil soak for a bit, and then remove the paper by
rubbing it with your fingers.
To Preserve wicker,
spray with water. This will remove dust and keep
reed from drying and cracking. Cold water will not
harm real wicker, varnish or paint. Wicker furniture
may be brightened with furniture wash and wiped dry.
Clean with soft brushes in deeper cracks and wipe
dry. You may put the furniture in the bath tub for
Use equal proportions of turpentine, linseed oil and
vinegar. Mix well.
Rub in well with a piece of flannel cloth. Polish
with a piece of Chamois cloth. This treatment will
remove the dingy appearance that age gives to fine
woods! Try it!
Remove Alcohol Spots
From Mahogany Wood
Alcohol in spilled perfume, medicine, etc dissolves
varnish. Rub at once with fingers and then rub with a
soft non-lint cloth and lemon oil.