How to polish your Wooden Furniture

We have gotten those new furniture. It’s time to flaunt them. We enjoy using the furniture but as we all know everything comes with a price.

Furniture comes with a price as well especially wooden furniture.

Which is?


Yes, for us to enjoy our furniture for life or until when it gives up the ghost. Becoming a shadow of its former self, we need to ensure the wood looks prim, proper and polished.

So, let’s get right into it.

Before explaining how to polish, I will first discuss the two types of polishing and then give you a recommended diagnosis.


There are two types of polishing.

Oiling and waxing.

Oiling is done when the wood is soaked with natural vegetable oils.

While waxing is done after to give it a nice finishing and add benefits like preventing the wood from absorbing moisture.

You can use waxing after oiling but not oiling after waxing. Waxing helps rejuvenate dull or aging wood.


  1. Oiling

There are different types of oil you can use but listed below are the recommended oils.

  • Linseed Oil: Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil, is one of the most popular wood finishes in the world.
  • Tung Oil: Tung oil is a plant-based oil used as a wood finish.
  • Mineral Oil: Mineral oil is a widely used term to describe a clear, odorless oil.
  • Walnut Oil.
  • Danish Oil.

These are the major types of oils used for oiling wooden furniture.


  1. Waxing

According to wood improvement below are the best types of wooden polish to use.

  • Howard citrus shield paste wax
  • Minwax paste finishing wax
  • Staples carnauba paste wax
  • Watco finishing wax
  • Ultra lines 33floor finishing.

For reviews, pros and con’s click the link above to know what each entails before making a buying decision.

With this out of the way, we will look at how to oil and wax your wooden furniture.

How to apply oil finish to your wooden furniture according to How stuff works.

A detailed explanation has been given on the matter.

For waxing apply a thin coat of wax on the surface in the direction of the wood grain. Allow the wax to dry for about 20 minutes and then buff to a sheen with a cotton cloth or a Liberon wax polishing brush. If the wood is new or very dry you may need to apply another coat.

With this you are good to go. Not only polish but maintain your wooden furniture so it can last.

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