How to Clean Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks

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Things You'll Need

  • Furniture polish or paste wax

  • Soft cleaning cloth

  • Glass cleaner

To Look Their Best, Grandfather Clocks Need to Be Cleaned Often

Howard C. Miller started his clock-making business back in 1926. In the early years, the company's main products were wall and mantel clocks that chimed. It was during the 1960s that Howard Miller began producing grandfather clocks. This product line was so successful that it earned the company the title of the "World's Largest Grandfather Clock Manufacturer,"according to Today, Howard Miller grandfather clocks are still known for their design and fine workmanship. If you own one, you'll want to take care of it to keep it looking its best. There are do's and don'ts to remember when you clean the outside cabinet and glass.


Step 1

Spray furniture polish onto a cleaning cloth. Don't spray it directly onto the wood cabinet of the Howard Miller grandfather clock. Clean and polish the entire cabinet, spraying more polish onto the cloth if needed. Turn the cloth over once it becomes soiled.

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Step 2

Buff and shine the cabinet, after it's been cleaned, using a clean cloth. Don't forget to reach into the cracks and crevices and remove any remaining polish or wax.


Step 3

Spray glass cleaner on a different clean cloth. Don't spray the glass on the Howard Miller grandfather clock because the overspray can damage the wood. Gently clean the glass to remove dirt and smudges.


To keep your grandfather clock looking good, clean it often, according to


Choose a good polish or wax to clean your Howard Miller grandfather clock. Stay away from products that are silicone-based.

For the best results, use a glass cleaner that does not contain ammonia, according to



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