Here are couple of home remedies to help you restore old wooden furniture that has been tainted over time or damaged in storage.
Removing Old, Dull Furniture Polish:
Steep two tea bags in boiling water. Let the tea cool to room temperature, take a soft cloth, wring it out in the tea until it’s damp and wash the wood. The tannic acid from the tea is wonderful for maintaining wood.
Restoring Dry- and Old-Looking Wood:
Work some petroleum jelly into the wood with your fingers with a massage action, and if the wood is in really bad shape, leave the jelly on for some time. Finish by working into the grain and buffing with a soft cloth.