How to clean body oils from antique oak

dirtygardener73May 14, 2011

I have an antique oak pie safe that I want to pickle. It was stripped 14 years ago, but never sealed, so there is body oil accumulations around the knobs and handles. How do I clean it without ruining the wood?

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Mineral spirits....but "pickle-ing" an antique piece ruins any value any how.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 10:00AM
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I never plan to sell it. It's a family piece, and the original finish was removed, alomg with two layers of paint. Plus, it had to have extensive repairs for termite damage. It's just a sentimental piece.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 10:32PM
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