Non-Toxic Wood Wash Concentrate

Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash Concentrate was designed to be a non-toxic hardwood floor cleaner. We wanted it to be safe for the floors our kids and pets play on while thoroughly cleaning the beautiful wood in our home.  However, after trials and testing we realized it is a fantastic (and safe) multi-purpose cleaner. It works well on not only wood and simulated wood but on tile, linoleum, porcelain, vinyl, chrome, brass, leather, misc. painted surfaces and fiberglass.Wood Wash Concentrate

Wood Wash Concentrate comes in a 25 fl. oz. bottle.

Directions: Mix 1/4 cup of Wood Wash with 1 gallon of warm water! It’s best use is for larger surfaces as it is mixed with an entire gallon of water! There’s a lot of cleaning we can do with this. Following these directions you will get a little over 12 “cleanings” from the bottle.

Wood Wash ConcentrateWhere does the “non-toxic” come from? Drum roll please…. Citric Acid aka grapefruit, oranges, and all citrus fruits. Citric Acid is the main ingredient for both Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash Concentrate and Ready-to-Use spray. Non-toxic and biodegradable go hand in hand when it comes to Wood Wash, after cleaning – it is safe to dump the bucket in the yard.

Using Wood Wash on my leather couch is my new cleaning secret! Wood Wash is also perfect for cutting boards – this is a better choice than a bleach or potent disinfectant. It will clean and purify the cutting board without leaving behind the harmful chemicals for you to ingest.Wood Wash Concentrate

No matter how and where you’re using Wood Wash it’s important to always follow the mixing directions! Additionally, Concentrate is not to be used as a refill for Ready-to-Use spray. This is because the two products have different formulas. Ready-to-Use is also a safe and non-toxic cleaner but it was not designed for floors and should not be combined with the Concentrate formula.

Wood Wash Concentrate can currently be found at most Ace hardware, Menards, Kmart, and Sears stores across the nation. Of course, it’s available online as well!

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Recreating French Vintage

Hello fellow country vintage lovers! I’m here today to share some wonderful resources and ideas for recreating a French, country, and vintage piece for your home. Read

First, find something old, ugly or boring to work with! I came across this hideous magazine rack with a leopard print-like design at Goodwill, immediately knowing it was the perfect piece.

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After much sanding, it was still very “spotted” I chose a dark stain to re-stain two areas on the rack that I had intentions for a reverse stencil (find great instructions here). I didn’t want the spotting coming through but rather a nice, clean dark wood. This worked out well, the wood took to the stain great!

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Placing vinyl letters “READ” over the newly stained spots (I gave the stain 2-3hrs before placing vinyl letters and it needed more time but still worked for me), I then sprayed the rest with an off white spray paint.Read

Notice here – there’s nothing vintage about it, I wasn’t pleased. It looks nice and could have stayed as is. But I wanted vintage! This is when I found It’s Just Me Blog and followed her amazing guidelines for re-creating a French vintage appeal rather easily.

I created the rustic look (localized sanding and sporadic hammer marks) before creating the vintage “print” idea found on the blog. I would suggest doing this the other way around. If you make a mistake while doing the “print” it will be much easier to cover during the “create rustic” process.

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I also chose to create the French appeal in two locations, both being fairly small. I wouldn’t recommend this technique of “French vintage print” on anything smaller than this project here, the technique is amazing but indeed somewhat tedious with the smaller writings and lines. 

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I chose to make the finished product a place for books rather than magazines. I love how the vintage and rustic turned out as well as the French lettering! The description on It’s Just Me Blog is fabulous and easy to follow. When you’re first reading through – it may sound lengthy but it’s quite simple once you get started.

Don’t forget the Liquid Gold once your project is complete and fully dry! Liquid Gold will ensure the preservative of your beautiful masterpiece!

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10 Unusual Ways to Use Liquid Gold

Wood has been and always will be Liquid Gold’s first born – but we can’t leave the rest of the kids in the closet! Scott’s Liquid Gold can be used in a variety of weird ways and we’d love to share them with you!

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1. Bike chains! Use Liquid Gold as a lubricant for all your pesky chains.

2. Metal hand tools for gardening and carpentry – Liquid Gold will prevent rusting, while cleaning and restoring your tools. 

3. Have you ever thought to use Liquid Gold in the bathroom for porcelain and chrome? To prevent soap scrum build up and leave the “just cleaned” look for longer use  Liquid Gold after your normal clean and rinse. Great for the toilet, sink, and (chrome, brass, porcelain) hardware. 

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4. Are your sliding door tracks always stuck? Stick no more with Liquid Gold – simply clean them out to aid in better movement.

5. Squeaky hinges! No way, you can now take care of those obnoxious doors and chairs with your everyday cleaner! Use Liquid Gold as a lubricant on squeaky hinges.

6. Most stainless steel appliances in the kitchen are waiting for some Liquid Gold love! However, avoid places that are exposed to high heat. Again, wash first as normal then top with Liquid Gold for the beautiful shine you want from your stainless steel.glove

7. Clean and soften leather! Believe it! Liquid Gold is great to clean and restore your leather luggage, boots, baseball mitts, and everything else!

8. Liquid Gold acts as a dust repellent on window screens!  Rinse them with water, let them dry and then use Liquid Gold as you normally would. The neighbors will think you hired a professional to clean your screens year-round!

9. Removing stickers from bumpers, windows, and appliances! Who knew – don’t spend tons of money purchasing a cleaner to only use once or twice when you can use what you already have under the sink!

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10. Clean and restore stained glass windows and decor! Stained glass can attract dust rather quickly and in abundance! Liquid Gold will scare the dust away! Boooo dust!

There you have it, 10 unique ways to use Liquid Gold! Hopefully you are surprised and inspired by more than one use! As always, feel free to contact us with questions about using Liquid Gold! Don’t miss us on Pinterest and YouTube!

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This post and project were created by our Intern, Amber Lesser. Amber is an Environmental Studies student at the University of Colorado. Thanks Amber!