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Jent
HELP! Oiling 80 yr old oak ceiling.
Jent

Hi-

I am new here and need some help. I think my wood ceilings should be oiled. I am not sure. They for sure need to be washed. I bought this gem 5 yrs ago. Never washed them, its a task! I have attached a photo. I am pretty sure they are oak, the floors and trim are all oak.
I am not sure what to use. I have washed a panel with Murphys and used Pure Lemon Oil. I don't really care for the look. Seems to soak in faster in certain sections and leave others shiny.

I need help. Should I be using lemon oil? Is there something else I should be using? I don't need a shine. I just want to do what I need to to make sure these ceilings are getting the care they need.
Is there any easier way to do this? I am using ladders on the outer parts but will need scaffolding for the middle.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!
-Jen

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