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Purpose for using polish on wooden furniture explained.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 6
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 4

Restoring the finish on furniture without stripping. Techniques for waxing, cleaning, determining the finish and using padding finishes (padding lacquers).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 58

Use mineral spirits to remove candle wax drips from varnish, lacquer or shellac finishes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 20

A summary of common furniture finishes and suggestions from the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers on polishing, waxing and cleaning techniques for each finish.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. F4 (164+)

How to care for wood furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1978 (v.56#12) pg. 44

How to clean upholstered furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1979 (v.57#2) pg. 82

How to care for plastic furniture, both laminates and acrylics.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. F6 (280+)

How to clean wood furniture. Some tips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1983 (v.61#5) pg. J12

Cleaning and maintenance tips to keep outdoor furniture looking like new.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 113

The restoration period. Tips to guide you through the rejuvenation of an antique furniture finish.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1999 (v.22#8) pg. 28

Turning a few simple ingredients into effective furniture cleaners and polishes.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2001 (v.25#2) pg. 22

Furniture polish is made from olive oil and vinegar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1987 (v.10#7) pg. 12

Tip on removing the white rings caused by setting a wet glass or hot mug on a piece of finished wooden furniture.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 10

Recipe for homemade furniture polish.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.76#1) pg. 26

Wood furniture cleaning and refinishing advice.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Mar-Apr 1990 (v.21#2) pg. 21

Caring for antique wooden furniture. Includes advice on cleaning.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1995 (v.26#1) pg. 32

Twenty-five tips on caring for furniture finishes including how to remove rings, marks, etc. and restoring a variety of finishes.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1978 (v.91#6) pg. 172

Refinishing and preserving fine furniture. Experts at Sotheby's Restoration (New York) show how they rejuvenate and care for fine wood furniture, all without stripping and sanding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 54
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 7

Tip on removing a water mark from finished wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 9
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 10

Reviving furniture finishes. How to bring a finish back to life without stripping and refinishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 58

How to remove a white ring (left by a wet glass) from a finished tabletop.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 10

Fast furniture fixes. Techniques to make nicked and scratched furniture look good. Cleaning dirty, greasy, gummy surfaces. Touching up scratches. Patching gouges. Wiping away scratches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 58

Tip on removing the human skin oil which makes furniture finish feel sticky.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #400 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.49#7) pg. 12

Furniture conservation. Tips on cleaning, restoring, and preserving antique (historic) objects.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 65

Tip: How to clean a wax-impregnated wooden table top and prepare it for refinishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 22, 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 12

Tip: How to remove water rings from wood by using Vaseline petroleum jelly.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 32

Tip: How to make very sure that silicone has been completely removed from an old piece of furniture prior to refinishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 14

Correct procedure for maintaining a piece of furniture which has been finished with Minwax Antique Oil.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 16

Tip on cleaning and recoating dining room chairs made of teak.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 18

Tips on using naptha to clean the finish on a piece of furniture before topcoating.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 14

Homemade beeswax mixtures for polishing furniture, waterproofing wood, or lubricating.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 22

Rejuvenating the surface on a piece of old furniture using wax. A thorough cleaning followed by a two-step approach gives good results.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 81

Tip on cleaning and renewing antique furniture finishes without using linseed oil.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 22

Tip on reviving a factory-finish on teak-veneered furniture with a thorough cleaning and colored paste wax.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 20

Tip on removing white rings (caused by water) from lacquer or oil finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 104

Restoration technique. How to test and restore a finish on old furniture.
FURNITURE #2 1993 pg. 44

Spring cleaning with herbs. Recipes for herb soap concentrate, citrus scouring powder, fragrant wood polish, herbal rug fragrance, disinfectant air freshener, drawer spray and three sachet blends.
HERB COMPANION Feb-Mar 1997 (v.9#3) pg. 44

How to clean a carpet and upholstery using rented equipment. Includes a chart of 12 common household stains and methods for removing them.
HOME MECHANIX #685 May 1985 (v.81) pg. 100

Tip on getting oil stains out of an oak desk by using rust-removing cleaners.
HOME MECHANIX #694 Feb 1986 (v.82) pg. 14

Tip on removing white moisture rings from wood furniture tops.
HOME MECHANIX #739 Nov 1989 (v.85) pg. 23

How to clean furniture upholstery like a professional.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1984 (v.9#9) pg. 31

Restore fine furniture finishes with this 2-step furniture cleaner you make yourself.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 16

Tip: Clean and restore delicate gilt surfaces with diluted Ajax Liquid Cleaner.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 16

Tip: Use fresh snow to clean upholstered furniture.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 52

How to cure spotting on furniture and woodwork caused by heat or moisture. Part 1. White spots.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1977 (v.5#6) pg. 62

How to cure spotting on furniture and woodwork caused by heat or moisture. Part 2. Removing black spots from wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1977 (v.5#7) pg. 79

Tip: How to rejuvenate woodwork and furniture with a good washing, linseed oil/turpentine, and paste wax.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 175

Recipe of wood stain, turpentine and linseed oil that is used to restore fine wood furniture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.20#2) pg. 20

Tip: Washing solution for varnished cabinets.
PARENTS HOME May 1981 (v.5#8) pg. 2

How to repair scratches in furniture. Includes information on routine furniture care and care of plastic-laminate furniture.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 102

Tips on restoring the white finish (with gold trim) on a French Provincial bedroom set.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 14

How to apply and maintain a wax coating on your furniture to protect the finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 54

Warning on how unintentional silicone transfer can mar furniture finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #42 Apr 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 12

How to remove white water spots from furniture finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 24

Tip on removing built-up layers of wax and/or polish from furniture which have trapped cat paw prints.
WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 24

Using paste wax to revive aged furniture finish without stripping and refinishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 14

Various techniques for removing water and heat rings on tabletops and other surfaces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #121 Feb 2000 (v.17#1) pg. 16

Waxing wood. Selecting the type of wax and application methods to protect furniture from small scratches and abrasions.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 28

Finishing fixes. Repairing scratches, dents, and dull finishes in oil finishes and film finishes.
WOODSMITH #99 Jun 1995 (v.17) pg. 22

How to care for wood furniture. Pros and cons on the use of furniture polish and furniture wax.
WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 50
Added Info WOODWORK #26 Apr 1994 pg. 10

Tips on removing water spots from a fine piece of Georgian mahogany furniture.
WOODWORKER Jan 1988 (v.92#1) pg. 47

Tip on cleaning and reoiling teak wood which has become "tacky."
WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 239

Tips on cleaning and restoring the gloss to black lacquer hand-painted furniture.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 371

Recipe for carnauba and beeswax polish.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 554

Finishing and polishing in furniture restoration. Treatment of some traditional finishes and how best to deal with them. Part 3. Application of polishes.
WOODWORKER Jun 1995 (v.99#6) pg. 70

A guide to waxes and polishes to protect a furniture finish.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 25

Wood furniture care and protection. A look at the facts and myths involving polishes and waxes.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1991 (v.47#1) pg. 57

Touching up minor nicks and scratches to furniture. What products to use and mixing your own touch-up colors.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1992 (v.48#4) pg. 16

A discussion of furniture polishes that contain silicone oil, the myths about problems they cause and advice on solving a problem they do.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1996 (v.52#1) pg. 18