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Pre-Treated Dust Cloth

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Make your own wood and furniture polish clothes with this simple, do it yourself pre-treated dust cloth recipe.
This is a great way to reuse old flannels shirts that are worn or torn and these cloths can be reused again and again. Simply leave them in the solution, wring them out as needed and apply to the furniture or wood that needs to be polished. This also works wonders on ceiling fans as well.

Combine the following in a Large Mason Jar:
1 tablespoon Grated Ivory Soap
1 tablespoon ammonia
2 tablespoons boiled linseed oil
1 quart warm water

Soak a 10×10 piece of flannel in solution for several minutes. Wring out and hang to dry. Once washed, treat again.

Boiled linseed oil is a common ingredient available at Lowes, Home Depot, Hardware stores, as well as on amazon. It’s a combination of raw linseed oil and metallic dryers that provide a durable finish and offers scratch resistance to surfaces it’s applied to. Please do not confuse it with it’s edible cousin Linseed Oil. BOILED Linseed oil is NOT edible, nor safe to consume.

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  1. I work with a cleaning company. In case you’re wondering what is the best cloth to dust with, The majority of our experts say that using a dry microfiber cloth will pick up quite a bit of dust, but several of them recommend dampening your cloths with water or spraying them with all-purpose cleaner before using them, to help them grip better.

    A damp cloth introduces capillary force to the dust particles, which is why damp dusting is more effective than a dry cloth. A damp cloth removes dust particles rather than moving them around by attracting dust particles and drawing them in.

    When cleaning, you should always dust first, then vacuum.That way you can pick up the particles that float into the air as you work and settle on the floor.


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