Green Cleaning has become all the rage anymore. It seems that everyone is pulling random decrepit objects from their cupboards to clean their living space in the name of green. What’s the worst that can happen, really? I mean, I suppose it’s about time to put that box of arm and hammer to use; it’s been sitting in the freezer ever since I moved here….
So, I have seen lots of posts on facebook and pinterest with recipes for DIY cleaning projects that supposedly really work. I’ve always wanted to try these types of concoctions if not for the fact that I can simply mix a bunch of crap together and have a science project right here at home! Well I saw this article on How To Easily Fix Scratches on Wood Furniture from DIY Projects World’s website, and decided it would be worth a shot to try it out.
A small bowl
3/4 c Olive Oil and
1/4 c Vinegar
|Chair pre oil and vinegar (notice the spots on the left hand side)|
The chair has some pretty deep scratches on it
so it took a bit of elbow grease to get minimal results.
|Chair after oil and vinegar|
As you can [hopefully] see, the scratches are still on the chair. There were a few smaller nics that did go away; the oil and vinegar seem to soak into the wood, making it darker where the scratches are.
The table, however, is a different story. There were a lot more scratches on it but they are much lighter and easier to get rid of. Again, it may be hard to see, but some of the nics seemed to straight up disappear! It looks a lot nicer, even with the deeper spots still showing.
Upon doing further research I decided that this method may not have worked due to my lack of knowledge in what type of wood finish our furniture has, and the fact that I used extra virgin olive oil. There may be more efficient types of oil out there to use on this project.
More DIY Cleaning Recipes can be found here.
Thoughts or suggestions?