Modern wood polishes can make your furniture look great, but if they’re not cutting the mustard – or if you own a piece of antique furniture – you may want to tackle the problem a little differently…

Fortunately, as always, we have the solution.

Traditionally, mixing 1 part lemon juice to 3 parts olive oil is used to bring woods to a high shine. And if this feels like the right mix for you, go ahead! It will also be very close to what was used on older and antique pieces.

However olive oil can go rancid, especially in a hot climate. If you’d like to play it safe, you can substitute the olive oil for a stable oil like mineral oil without it becoming a problem for the wood.

No matter what oil you choose, however, a super-bright shine is guaranteed! Remember to only use a little of the mix, and buff it into the wooden surface with a scratch-free cloth like microfibre.

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