Cleaners such as Pledge and Murphy’s Oil Soap are not recommended because they leave a dull residue on the finish. Water based surfaces may be cleaned with a damp cloth or General Finishes Orange Oil . Do not use household cleaners or window cleaners. Water Based Top Coats may be recoated at any time in the future.
The key to realizing Murphy ® Oil Soap safety, in items like Original Formula, is to understand it is a concentrate that has to be diluted with warm water. The recommended dilution is 1/4 cup per gallon of water, but shoot for 1/2 cup per gallon of water for heavier cleanings or sturdier woods like oak or rosewood.
Apply a dab of Murphy Oil Soap on a damp sponge or soft cloth; then wipe the soiled area. Wipe the area again with a dry cloth. To clean the entire cabinet surface, mix 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the oil soap into a gallon of warm water, the amount determined by the type of cleaning your cabinets need: mild or deep.
MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Better Homes And Gardens recommends using Murphy ® Oil Soap on outdoor furniture to freshen up plastic, metal, glass or wood items. You can also use it on other Furniture, such as your wood dining table and chairs, end tables, nightstands and bed frames.
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Never use vegetable oils because they eventually turn rancid. I would NOT use Murphy’s Oil soap on antique furniture .
To counter this, Murphy Oil Soap is the perfect solution. Just add a teaspoon or so to a spray bottle with warm water; spray and mop it up. It will be clean as ever.
Murphy Oil Soap removes wax build-up while leaving no residue behind. Murphy Oil Soap Original Formula contains 98% naturally-derived ingredients. It safely cleans finished wood and other household surfaces without leaving a dulling residue.
2 cups white vinegar in a gallon of water, mop vigorously and let dry, repeat as needed. Will a couple of drops of dawn dish soap should do the trick.
Add ¼ of a cup of Murphy Oil Soap (original) to 4 cups of warm water and stir .
Mix equal parts baking soda and water in a bowl to combat stubborn sticky residue that the vinegar may not have removed. You want to make a thick paste, so add more baking soda if necessary until you have a consistency that is thick and won’t drip down the cabinets.
Mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water and put into a spray bottle. Mist on cabinets , let sit for a minute or two and then wipe clean with a soft cloth. Add a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent to the vinegar and water solution to clean extremely grimy cabinets .
* DO NOT use any cleaners with oils such as Murphy’s Oil soap , or that contains essential oils which some all natural cleaners do , the oils will repel the paint ! This is not a good thing. Now it’s time to paint .
Floor cleaner: Fill a bucket with hot water, add 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 drop of liquid dish soap or Murphy Oil Soap . Or combine 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 cup clear ammonia in 1 gallon hot water. Oven cleaner: Pour 2 tablespoons Murphy Oil Soap and 2 tablespoons borax in a pint spray bottle.
The solution of bleach and water is easy to mix, nontoxic, safe if handled properly, and kills most germs . Pinesol Murphy’s Oil Soap ! May be used on floors and walls, but do not use in kitchens, on toys, or on objects that people put in their mouths. ! Bleach solutions should be made fresh daily. !