The following is my review and overall impression of Dutch Glow. This is a relatively new product, and I know you probably want to know how this stacks up to other cleaners like Pledge. I’ve tried to provide that information in an entertaining way, along with finding the best place I’ve found to purchase the product below.
I have a habit of driving the neighborhoods on trash day looking to see what’s been thrown out. Several times now, I’ve found old tattered furniture left on the side of the road in the rain that I was able to clean up with Dutch Glow, and each piece literally looked brand new when I was done.
The years of waxy furniture polish layers that darkens with age totally disappear, as do the water rings and scuff marks. It’s as if I’ve waved a magic wand over these wooden pieces and reversed time — when all I actually do is use a soft old t-shirt and some of this furniture polish.
Showing Off to My Hubby
One piece I brought home was so water logged, the wood had turned an opaque whitish color. It almost looked like mold was growing on it. My husband took one look at it and started laughing. “There’s NO WAY you’re going to bring that one back to life honey… in fact, I’m afraid that mold may spread around the garage.”
I wouldn’t have done it but he kept poking fun at me so I said, “Tell you what… I’ll bet you a week’s worth of breakfasts in bed that I can get this to look like new.” He took the bet and I went to work with the Dutch Glow polish and some old rags I’d been saving.
The first pass over, I lifted off the biggest layer of grime and build-up. The “mold” was just the old waxy layers with rain water soaked into them.
On the second pass, the wood grain was really beginning to show. It was a deep maple wood with the most exquisite wood grain. I also worked on all the crevices. Dutch Glow made it easy to remove the grit in the crevices, although I did have to use a cloth covered toothpick to get into the corners and edges thoroughly.
About an hour later, my husband came back out to the garage and his mouth dropped open when he saw it. He gave me a big hug and said, “Would you like eggs and bacon or Belgium waffles tomorrow?”
Restoring Old Treasures
My best friend and I love to go antiquing too. We both have a house full of old treasures, so we sometimes let the church auction off some of our better finds to raise money for the youth group and the Habitat For Humanity projects we are involved with.
We’re both bargain hunters too so we never go to those antique stores where everything is fully restored and looks brand new, except to look of course. It’s not that we don’t like what we see but the prices are just too high for us.
Anyway, we get a lot of satisfaction from finding an old table in the Goodwill or Salvation Army trash dumpster that they didn’t think was even good enough to sell at a bottom bargain price, and then fixing it up and turning it into something beautiful. What we’ve both discovered is that a lot of the refinishing that we used to do, like sanding everything down and re-staining, we no longer have to do if we just clean it up thoroughly with this Amish Furniture Polish.
Sometimes, my friend and I take along a bottle of Dutch Glow and use it right in the field. We only have so much room in the van and sometimes we have to make a decision on which items have the most potential. When we’re in this situation, we’ll clean up just a piece of the furniture to see what’s hidden beneath.
Sometimes old furniture that looks all scuffed up or scratched will actually not be damaged on the wood itself, just on the waxy build-up. Since the Dutch Glow Polish cuts right through those waxy layers and removes them, we can now tell pretty quickly what we’re dealing with before we walk out of the store.