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How to clean furniture with layer of dust from being stored

10 years ago

After over five years our furniture just came out of storage into our new house. There is a good layer of gummy dust on everything that does not vacuum off and since this is hot Texas it seems to have become part of the surface due to the high temperature.
I have both painted surfaces and stained wood surfaces - mostly antiques with original finish. My first attempt was to use diluted orange oil for a wash and then quickly wipe it dry. I then used pledge with lemon oil to try to bring back the shine. This is what I had on hand. Results were OK but the lemon oil looks a little streaky and there still seems to be a gummy film.
What is best to use to clean the furniture? Any and all suggestions appreciated! thanks

This post was edited by 30svintage on Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 0:45

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