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tkmaloney
woodwork

I want to clean the woodwork in my apartment but i'm using murphys oil soap and its not doing the trick. The wood is in good shape but is dulling. Any suggestions?

ma2804
Re: woodwork

I'm going to assume that the woodwork is varnished, otherwise you could just put another coat of paint over it. If it's varnished...

You could use 0000 Steel wool and rub the wood with it. It will give it a little luster and if it's varnished, you could put another coat of satin or gloss varnish over it after rubbing it down with the steel wool to give it more shine, if that's what you want. Lots of elbow grease...

Good Luck.

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