Sunday, 27 February 2011

Can I clean all the different finishes in my kitchen with the same product?

Another query I had concerned the use of Heritage Woodcare (sometimes known as Celtic Woodcare) in the kitchen.

I have told you how it is ideal for use on your furniture,how it cleans ( including the removal of grease and grime, nicotine buildup, ring marks, etc.) and polishes at the same time. Well, in your kitchen it will remove all that same buildup - the grease, the grime, the ring and water marks, etc.

Every time we cook we are releasing water and grease into the atmosphere. This then settles on work surfaces, cupboards, cooker hoods, even the floor. Regular washing of the floor keeps it clean and grease free, thus safe to walk on. Heritage Woodcare will do a similar job on your work surfaces and cupboards and will also remove most of the water marks that will gather round your cooker, sink, kettle, etc. Use your Heritage to clean your work surfaces, cupboard doors, etc. It also gives excellent results on your washing machine and dishwasher!

Use it in the usual way, (see my previous post). You can also use it on your cooker hoods to remove the dried on grease. When preparing your cloth and having squeezed it out out, do not then ring it out but leave it reasonably damp, wipe over the cooker hood last thing at night. Do this for about a week and the oils in your Heritage will gradually penetrate the dried on grease meaning you will eventually just wipe it off.

You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

How do I remove years of neglect (buildup of grease, grime and nicotine) from my bedroom furniture

I'm back after a family crisis!

During my absence, I received an email from a reader who was having some problems sorting out some bedroom furniture she has recently aquired. Aparently, using one of the freecycle websites, she was given a bedroom suite (drawers, dresser and wardrobe) for her daughter who is just setting up home. She was told that the furniture was in a bit of a state and would need cleaning but wasn't quite prepared for how much work would be needed. She went online for some advice and came across this blog and has emailed me for some advice.

From her description of the condition of the furniture it just needed a thor0ugh clean as, apart from being dirty, there didn't appear to be much wrong. The dirt appeared to be years of neglect - dust, grease and nicotine. I advised her that Heritge Woodcare should do the job but may need more than one application.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use. Give your bottle a thorough shake, pour some into a container, take any soft, clean cloth and soak in the polish, squeeze and wring the cloth out till it is damp dry and pour the excess polish back into your bottle. You are now ready.

All you do now is wipe, following the grain. Should the result be streaky or patchy, more than one application will be needed, otherwise the job is done and there is no need to buff up.

Heritage Woodcare is available online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

How do I clean my kitchen with the minimum of effort.

How do I clean my kitchen with the minimum of effort? This was a question posed to me by a correspondent a short while ago. Did you know that Heritage Woodcare is excellent at cleaning white kitchen goods, car bodywork and similar finishes? My correspondent wasn't aware that her Heritage Woodcare was so versatile even though she has used it for many years!

In your kitchen, there is no need to change products and cloths for all the different surfaces. Just use your Heritage. Prepare your cloth in the usual way i.e. give your bottle a really good shake, pour some polish into a container, take any clean, soft and dry cloth, soak it in the polish, squeeze and wring your cloth out till it is damp dry, then pour any remaining polish back into your bottle and you are now ready.

Using your Heritage Woodcare is very easy as all you do is wipe! On your wood, wipe in the direction of the grain for best results, and, there is no need to buff up!If it goes streaky there is no need to worry, it just indicates that more than one application is needed. Continue to use the same cloth (if it is not dry or too dirty) on your washing machine, dishwasher, etc.Heritage Woodcare is oil based so, in addition to cleaning your white goods, it leaves a protective finish.

For your car, wash in the usual way to remove grit, etc. that will scratch your bodywork, dry the car off (using a Super Shammy - contact us for details!) prepare your cloth as above and just wipe in circular motions ensuring you polish all the bodywork. The real benefit of using Heritage is that there is no need to buff up!

You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Saturday, 5 February 2011

How can I remove nicotine from wood furniture?

Following my recent post about removing bitumen from wood floors I have now had an enquiry about removing nicotine from furniture.


Some time ago I posted about a cheap oak chest of drawers bought from an antique shop. In this post I said, the reason it was so cheap was because it came in a house clearance from someone who had been a heavy smoker. The drawers were very dirty and covered in nicotine.I had been asked if Heritage Woodcare would remove all this buildup of nicotine and grime.




As Heritage Woodcare works by removing all the buildup of silicons, waxes, grease and grime and in the process also removing most white heat, ring and water marks I felt it would therefore, successfully remove all the buildup from the drawers including the nicotine and, at the same time, should make them smell a little fresher.


Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use . Give your bottle a really good shake, pour some into a container, take any soft and clean cloth, soak it in the polish and squeeze and wring the cloth out till it is damp dry. Pour the remaining polish back into your bottle.You are now ready and all you do now is wipe, possibly more than once, following the direction of the grain . As previously stated, Heritage Woodcare removes all the build up of silicons, waxes , grease and grime and as the nicotine is in the buildup, that will be removed at the same time.


Heritage Woodcare is available online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Friday, 4 February 2011

How can I clean tar (bitumen) from my leather car seats

Following earlier posts about removing bitumen from wood flooring.I have now had enquiries about removing it from leather.

I was demonstrating Heritage Woodcare at a show a while ago and someone told me about his experiences.Apparently he had not long bought a brand new Jaguar car with cream leather upholstery and was driving it through an area where the road had recently been resurfaced. Somehow a piece of grit covered in tar (bitumen) became trapped between his trousers and the car seat covering both in tar. He went on to say that although the trousers were ruined he had rescued the leather seat by wiping it over with Heritage Woodcare.I thanked him for the information and advised him to wash that particular seat with pure soap and then condition it with Heritage Leathercare.

So, to answer the query about removing bitumen from leather, wipe the leather with a cloth prepared with Heritage Woodcare (see my previous post for instructions on how to prepare your cloth), having done that wash your leather with pure soap (Simple Soap, baby soap, soap flakes, Dreft, etc.), make sure your leather is totally dry, then condition with Heritage Leathercare

Heritage Woodcare and Heritage Leathercare are both available online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/index.php Heritage Woodcare can also be obtained from http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Video of Heritage Woodcare

How do I use Heritage Woodcare, what on? Great News! You can now watch a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoiDpioUy50

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