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Old 10-09-2003, 04:09 PM
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sticky wood chairs

How do you get your sticky wooden dining room chairs clean?
Has anyone tried the Murphy's soap?
Does it work well?

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Old 10-07-2006, 03:01 AM
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I like Murphy's Oil Soap. Just follow directions on the bottle.

The Pledge with Orange Oil is also good, since the citric acid cuts grease.
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:11 AM
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Donna...I use Murphy's Oil on my kitchen cabinets and ceiling fan great..try a little in an inconspicuous spot and see if it does the trick for you....

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My diningroom table and chairs were purchased in 1971 and during the past few years, when it's humid, the surface of the chairs get sticky. Yuck! I did a search online to find a solution. That's how I found your post.

At another website, I found comments that body oil, over time, can cause the problem...and that furniture polish and products that contain oil (i.e lemon oil and orange oil) add to the problem by further softening the wax. This person recommended trying Murphy's Oil Soap and that several cleanings may be required. I didn't know that lemon oil, which I absolutely love, was actually bad for wood furniture.

From the above posts, I'm convinced that I need to purchase Murphy's Oil Soap. I sure hope that it works, because refinishing my six diningroom chairs would be a real headache...not to mention time consuming. Does anyone have an estimate as to how much a professional would charge to refinish a diningroom chair?

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Old 10-13-2006, 08:15 AM
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I've never had a problem with sticky chairs, but I do have a problem with a sticky wood table. My table is made of teak wood, and I find that Murphy's Oil Soap works great. Teak oil also works well, but it is pricey and it is no longer ecologically recommended ( I purchased my teak table 25 years ago, when teak items were not ecologically frowned upon).
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:45 AM
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I love Murphy's Oil Soap and the Orange one that is out now. Good luck with your chairs Donna. Happy to have you back too
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Thanks Sue & Patti. Murphy's Oil Soap seems to be very popular with the ladies at Family Corner.

Do you prefer the liquid or the aerosol? Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:41 PM
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I have an orange oil cleaner I wipe my chairs over with. I find if I do them more often the stickiness isn't so bad and it feels worse in damp wet weather.

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Old 10-13-2006, 03:43 PM
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I love Murphy's Oil soap and it works great. I especially love the clean smell. It is really good for wooden furniture and cabinets. I also use lemon oil to polish furniture rather than the spray furniture polish that can cause build up. The lemon oil smells great too.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:23 AM
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If a quality wood polish fails to remedy the issue, I'd strip whatever item was sticky and apply a fresh new wood protector over.
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