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Old 10-24-2007, 05:17 AM
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While helping my a friend move yesterday, we came across a really old canopy bed that has been sitting in the back of an open garage for no telling how long. My friend had no room for the bed, and let me have it. The wood is in great shape, however the entire thing is extreemly dirty, covered in quite a few years of dust & grime. The finish seems to be in extreemly good shape, I just need recomendations on the best method to go about cleaning it up. There are many deep carved designs on the frame, which will make getting to some of the grime difficult. What is everybody's recomendations as to go about cleaning this up without dammaging the wood or the finish.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:20 AM
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Use either Murphys or liqued gold, both work well
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:57 AM
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Personally before I hit the surface with any wet products I'd first dust off the bulk of the dust with some sort of soft brush followed up by an old toothbrush for the small areas....... liquids and heavy dust will only make a cake. Murphys or Liquid Gold are both good products to use IMO.
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If you have a compressor hit it with some 120psi air first.
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GOODNYOU - 10/24/2007 6:02 AM

If you have a compressor hit it with some 120psi air first.
If no compressor, try a leafblower.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:55 AM
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thanks for the help. I know I've got some Murphy's hanging around the house somewhere. I'll give that a shot and see how it comes out. To come across something of this quality anymore is just about unheard of, for it to be free is pretty well amazing.
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Trey, when you get it all cleaned up and shinning like brand new some pics would be great - thanks
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He's aliveeeeeeee
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Garrett has risen.

Jersus did the same thing but he did it in less time.

Welcome back.

Murphy's for a few coats keeping the rags clean just in case its a gloss finish. No need to rub grit into it.
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