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I just love finding products that work and that make chores fast and easy like these Minwax Cloths for a Quick and Easy Wooden Furniture Refresh and I love sharing these tips with you!
It’s like the time back in the 90’s when my hairdresser showed me what the cool function on a blow dryer could do. You see, I have the straightest most curl resistant hair in the universe. She wrapped my hair around a round styling brush and blew it first on hot and then on cool. When she unwrapped it I was amazed! My hair was bouncy flouncy with this method! I was sooo excited that I told everybody and the funny thing about it was, they didn’t know what the cool function was used for either! I sorta felt this way the other day when I did my fall porch clean and clear and I used a product that I got in a swag bag from the Haven conference for this Quick and Easy Wooden Furniture Refresh. I love using this old bench, table and thrift store chairs for dining on the porch and even though they are covered, the mist and dirt and temperature fluctuations (extreme bouts of humidity) cause them to need a bit of conditioning ever so often.
Kinda like hair that has been colored after all that summer fun. It starts to look a little crackly and faded. So it was with my wooden furniture out on the porch and they needed a little more than furniture oil this time.
My apologies for the ripped packaging, but I forgot to take a picture prior opening. Oops!
Anyway, I remembered having these Minwax Cloths in my bag and I had studied and pondered about what to use them for. So when I saw the condition of the wood, I thought what the heck, let’s give it a try.
So I checked them for bees….
You only have to get stung once to remember to do this. It is like a warrior dance. You approach, tap gently with your foot while your leg is stretched way out and jump away as fast as you can. If nothing flies out on the attack, chances are your clear.
Then I gave them a good old fashion cleaning with soap and water and let them dry.
Then I got some gloves and cracked open the Minwax Cloths and tried them out. BTW, you REALLY want to wear gloves…
I could immediately see the difference. I really love the aged crackling look of the wood so that is why I opted not to refinish. The Minwax just really brought it back to life and evened out the discolored uneven tones.
The consistency reminded me of a really good face makeup that feels silky and smooths everything out and makes you look really good. But boy oh boy it can be a little messy. Convenient as heck, but messy.
Here is another comparison. The chair on the right has been done. The one on the right is waiting for it’s color and conditioning treatment.
Here’s a picture of them on Amazon. With one pack, I did five chairs, the table and bench and most of the Front Porch Stairs! And I must say I loved them for the stairs because it dries so quickly!