How to Remove Fingerprints From Woodwork

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A few dirty or sticky fingerprints will make any beautiful woodwork or furniture look like an eyesore. Here's a neat solution to take care of any grimy fingerprints in a flash.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup mineral oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract (you can use lemon)
  • Cornstarch

Just mix it up and go to see wood glow...

  • Mix the mineral oil with the lemon extract in a small container. Use one with a tight fitting lid so that when you are done cleaning, you can just seal it up for the next time someone leaves a spot.

  • Put a few drops on the wood or on a soft cloth. Rub gently in a circular motion until you see the fingerprint is gone.

  • Shake a little corn starch on the wood or put it on the cloth if the wood you're cleaning isn't flat. Let it sit for a few moments and buff it lightly with a clean dry cloth. The corn starch will absorb the mineral oil and put a pretty finish on the wood.

  • Put the lemon oil mixture under the sink or in the pantry to be used later. It will keep for a very long time.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can do this without the corn starch if you have to.

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