The Charm of an Older Home

1920s-Bungalow Do you love the rich character and history of an older home?  Do you have a favorite era? How about a 1920’s bungalow, a turn-of-the-century farmhouse or mid-century modern?  One of the wonderful things about these homes is that each has features that are uniquely their own.

a and c 2It could be a chunky mahogany banister, arts and crafts style built-ins or vaulted ceilings with wood beams.  And of course they all have beautiful hardwood floors.  Each home has generations of stories to tell and has seen a lot of life.

If it is your home today, you probably take a great deal of pride in it. You take care of it and want to show off the character and charm that make it your own.  Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative can help you to deep clean and condition all the natural wood in your home.  Woodwork, doors, cabinets, built-ins and furnishing will all benefit from a good dose of Scott’s Liquid Gold from time to time.

And now, Scott’s Liquid Gold can also help you to care for your hardwood floors with Floor Restore. The dog, the kids and the weather can all leave your floors looking dull and worn.

lab on floorsFloor Restore is an advanced polymer formula that bring back the life, beauty and shine to hardwood floors. It is quick, easy and leaves a durable protective finish that lasts for months.

 

We love older homes.  Simple elegance, high quality materials and that cozy well-loved feel is something that is hard to find in a newer home. 1880's floors

Let us help you to take care of your historic gem.  Mothers and grandmothers have trusted Scott’s Liquid Gold to care for their home and family heirlooms for 63 years.  You can count on us to treat your home like you do, with love and pride.

Watch the video to see how Floor Restore can work for you or visit us at scottsliquidgold.com for more information about all our products.

 

 

 

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An All-American Toolbox!

Like many, I love finding unique ways to breathe new life into old obsolete household items.  While cleaning the garage storage closet  I found this old toolbox, (maybe circa 1950) that belonged to my father-in-law.  I did not want to put it in the trash or donate it but it was just sitting there collecting dust.  I took it out of the garage and started to clean it up hoping that I might be inspired to find a new use for it.  And guess what, it worked!  How about An All-American planter to brighten my porch this Fourth of July? I started by cleaning up the toolbox with a gentle, mild detergent.  I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash. I wanted to be sure to get all the dirt off, inside and out, and remove any chemical residue.  But I also wanted to be sure it was safe for plants. You can see that it was pretty dirty! To deep clean the wood and hydrate it, I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative on the outside of the toolbox to restore the wood.  The wood was so dry and thirsty it took several applications.  When the wood looked good, I buffed out the extra oil. Then, I placed whipped topping containers in each section to catch extra water and added ten dollars worth of  red, white and ‘blue’ petunias. Added a few flags and Voila!  I have a unique planter from an old toolbox steeped in American history and ready to celebrate the Fourth of July! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy All-American Fourth of July!

An All-American Toolbox!

Like many, I love finding unique ways to breathe new life into old obsolete household items.  While cleaning the garage storage closet  I found this old toolbox, (maybe circa 1950) that belonged to my father-in-law.  I did not want to put it in the trash or donate it but it was just sitting there collecting dust.  I took it out of the garage and started to clean it up hoping that I might be inspired to find a new use for it.  And guess what, it worked!  How about An All-American planter to brighten my porch this Fourth of July? I started by cleaning up the toolbox with a gentle, mild detergent.  I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash. I wanted to be sure to get all the dirt off, inside and out, and remove any chemical residue.  But I also wanted to be sure it was safe for plants. You can see that it was pretty dirty! To deep clean the wood and hydrate it, I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative on the outside of the toolbox to restore the wood.  The wood was so dry and thirsty it took several applications.  When the wood looked good, I buffed out the extra oil. Then, I placed whipped topping containers in each section to catch extra water and added ten dollars worth of  red, white and ‘blue’ petunias. Added a few flags and Voila!  I have a unique planter from an old toolbox steeped in American history and ready to celebrate the Fourth of July! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy All-American Fourth of July!

You Can Keep the Change

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, I have used Scott’s Liquid Gold my whole life.  As a teen in the 70’s, one of my chores around the house was to dust the dining room furniture. My mother is the one that introduced me to Scott’s Liquid Gold.  She used it on our ‘good’ furniture.  It always made things look great, especially a large over-sized hutch that housed the ‘good’ dishes. It made everything in the dining room look so clean and shiny.  I can still smell the original almond scent.

A French author in the 1600’s wrote, “The only thing constant in life is change.”  Pretty astute for a guy from the 1600’s.  But not all change is for the better.  A one pound can of green beans now weighs 14.5 ounces.  The average price for a movie ticket has gone from about $1.50 in 1970 to nearly $8.

Coming soon to a store near you – A NEW look for Scott’s Liquid Gold!

Fortunately Scott’s Liquid Gold has not really changed much in the last 40 years. The can looks a little different; cleaner, brighter and fresher. But like an old friend, it is one of the things I can count on in an ever-changing world.  I still use Liquid Gold to dust the dining room furniture and I have taught my daughter to do the same.  It still leaves my furniture clean and shiny.  It still has that warm, familiar almond scent.  I’m not sure people still do chores, dust a hutch or use the ‘good’ dishes but if they do I hope they are also using Scott’s Liquid Gold in their home.  It’s tried and true and works just as well today as it did when I used to dust the hutch.

To Wax or Not to Wax

Would you light a candle and then spread the wax all over your dining room table? If you are using wax on your favorite natural wood furniture then that’s exactly what you are doing. Wax is more harmful to wood than it is beneficial. Anything made of natural wood needs to breathe. It also needs an occasional infusion of moisture to look it’s best and maintain the warm rich look. Putting wax on natural wood simply creates a surface barrier and prevents the wood from breathing. It does not allow moisture or natural oil to penetrate the surface. Wax can, in essence, smother the wood.

If you have a favorite piece that has been treated with wax and then use Scott’s Liquid Gold, the finish may begin to look cloudy and dull, as if the finish has been damaged. Actually, Liquid Gold is doing what it should. The natural solvents are eating away at the wax, trying to dissolve the wax build-up. If you want to remove wax build up, apply Liquid Gold and leave it on for some time. Buff out any remaining oil and do it again. It will take some time and several application but Scott’s Liquid Gold will remove the wax build up and bring back the warm rich glow of healthy natural wood.

The best way to care for natural wood is to dust regularly and treat it with oil like Scott’s Liquid Gold once a month or as needed to keep it from drying out. The time between applications of Liquid Gold varies based on where you live. If you live in a drier climate, you need to treat your wooden treasures more often. Using a product like Scott’s Liquid Gold cleans, moisturizes and protects all the natural wood in your home or office. It allows the wood to breathe while providing the needed moisturize. It protects the wood, naturally.

Natural wood does not like wax but it loves Scott’s Liquid Gold!

Clean Screen for a Spring Clean

new-imageSpring cleaning is just around the corner. Easter is just four weeks away and Passover is less than that. Time to pick up a can of  Scott’s Liquid Gold! It cleans and restores all the natural wood furniture and features in your home.  Scott’s Liquid Gold also makes Wood Wash to clean cabinets, doors, trim and floors. It really cuts through the dirt and grime and lets the natural beauty of the wood shine through. 

This year, look for the newest member of the Scott’s Liquid Gold family, Clean Screen, a two part cleaning system for valuable elctronics. It works on computers, high-def TVs, game sytems, DVDs, CDs and so much more. Leave it to the folks at Scott’s Liquid Gold to introduce the perfect solution for cleaning todays most valuable items.  Ater all, we have been taking care of your antiques and family heirlooms for nearly 60 years. 

Before you forget, put Scott’s Liquid Gold at the top of the grocery list. Be sure to look for coupons in the Sunday newspapers for savings on all our Scott’s Liquid Gold products.  Our products are always available online at www.scottsliquidgold.com or at 1-800-44-WOODS.