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  1. Kelly Harri

    Kelly Harri New Member

    Hello! Our house has some salvaged probably turn-of-the-century wood railing. Are used a diluted oil soap on it and noticed that a lot of it is so dry. We don’t want them really shiny as all the house is a rust cut type lumber. What do you recommend doing to help? it seems like they need moisture..
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  3. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    If the wood seems really dry and you don't want it to absorb water, using a thick bristled dry bush might be good to to remove old crud & dirt - then a softer brush or vacuum to remove dust, etc. Most old wood needs a mineral oil based product applied - old wood soaks it up - I've use 'Howard's Feed & Wax', which is oil and wax mixed... it really helps old wood -
     
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    AE0A13E1-CE76-44BF-B23D-AD8CFC4D4177.jpeg 5CA3E454-9DFB-4A7F-A59D-28D184FECD3E.jpeg I just used that product from recommendations from people here, with very good results.
     
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    Kelly Harri New Member

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    i need help Well-Known Member

    Howard'sFeed & Wax',
    As Drew stated above. Sorry if I was unclear.
     
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    You can also use Howard's Restor-A-Finish first if you want to cover scratches or add a little color. Then apply the Feed & Wax.
     
  8. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Love me some Howard's. It's brought many a fine piece of furniture back from the brink.
     
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