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Old 12-09-2019, 09:12 AM   #1
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Murphy's Oil Soap on interior wood?

Wife has been using it on our kitchen cabinets and other wood for years. The wood in our camper is showing signs of a little drying, and she wants to use it in there too. Thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:27 AM   #2
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It is just mild soap and water, it won't replenish the finish. Don't expect miracles.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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Wife uses Murphy's all the time. Does a nice job at cleaning and provides a nice scent. However, she occasionally (couple times a year) will treat the wood with Old English Lemon Oil which goes on glossy but eventually penetrates into the wood and the gloss subsides. Seems to keep wood in the RV and at home in great condition.
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We've been using this for years both at home and in the R/V...
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:25 PM   #5
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My late wife swore by this product for wood. Both in the house and in the TT (where there was real wood)




It sprays on as a thin liquid and works like magic to remove the dark spots that often appear on wood doors where everyone's hand(s) contact it when opening. Even better than Murphy's.
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My late wife swore by this product for wood. Both in the house and in the TT (where there was real wood)




It sprays on as a thin liquid and works like magic to remove the dark spots that often appear on wood doors where everyone's hand(s) contact it when opening. Even better than Murphy's.
I vote for Liquid Gold too. Great product for real wood. Smells nice too.
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Geeze, ive just got wood colored tape over imitation wood!
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:33 PM   #8
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:27 PM   #9
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My husband was a cabinetmaker and, as such, I have lots of wood in my house.. I will use Murphy's Oil to wash it once a year, then use lemon oil on all the wood monthly. I will put it on thick and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe off the excess. If it gets to feeling sticky, wash it again, repeat.
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If you hang out in the finishing areas of woodworking forums, you will get hammered with Do NOT USE ANY PRODUCT WITH SILICONE. Further, wood does not need "replenishing". A decent wood finish needs no more than a damp rag for dusting. If it is coated with kitchen cooking oils then Murphy's will do no harm.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:28 PM   #11
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There are two formulations for Murphy Oil Soap. The original one is the one we use and doesn't contain any additives that might hurt your wood.
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All Great products, Murphy's for cleaning - Lq Gold & Orange & Lemon Oil to preserve !!!

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Geeze, ive just got wood colored tape over imitation wood!
.....and I thought I was the only one!
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Geeze, ive just got wood colored tape over imitation wood!
Could you imagine how much your RV would have cost you if they used real wood, not to mention how much it would weigh?

Just wipe this stuff off with a damp rag and maybe some 409.
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Another user of the Murphy's Oil and Scot's Liquid Gold, at least on our old Cedar Creek worked like a charm.
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Could you imagine how much your RV would have cost you if they used real wood, not to mention how much it would weigh?



Just wipe this stuff off with a damp rag and maybe some 409.


real wood is lighter than particle board or MDF, for the same dimension.
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real wood is lighter than particle board or MDF, for the same dimension.
Yes. I was going to say that too. BTW, there is a lot of real wood in our Reflection. Cabinets, cabinet doors, pantry door, and some trim. All of the cabinet and pantry doors have glass in them. They would never last if they were mdf.
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