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How to Take Care of Furniture


Published by Johnson-Wax in 1958-- Here is an absolutely adorable high-school home economics flyer discussing all kinds of furniture care. Full of whimsical 1950's style illustrations!

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How to Take Care of Furniture
Published in 1958

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How to take Care of Furniture

Page 2:

furniture care with a flair!

a Skill

a Sparkle

a Knack that makes everything easier

FURNITURE CARE WITH A FLAIR means knowing the quickest and simplest methods; the newest and best products to keep your furniture attractive and new-looking. It means furniture care with a minimum of fuss and bother. This is easier today even though there are many kinds of surfaces to maintain.

Johnson's Wax has simplified furniture care with products that clean, polish and protect in one operation. Our experts on home care have worked out methods and packages that save you time, yet produce glamorous results.

So let this little booklet be your guide to the new, easy way to

Furniture Care with a Flair
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Start with the finish!

You no longer need to worry about choosing the right furniture care product for a specific wood. It is the type of finish on the wood and the amount of shine you want that guide you to the best product to use. Most furniture is already sealed with lacquer to protect the wood. The purpose of a furniture care product is to provide beauty, safe cleaning, and as much protection as possible for the finish-not the wood.

Johnson's Wax products for furniture care have been developed for all types of finishes-high luster or the dull low-luster look which is becoming quite popular. It makes no difference whether your furniture is light or dark-whether it is maple, or walnut or mahogany. Simply use the product that gives it the look-the shine-you want. It's as simple as that!

PRESTO / CHANGE-0

It is even possible to change the appearance of wood furniture by your choice of product. For example, you would normally use Cream Polish on a low-luster finish. However, if you tire of the dull look, simply switch to a furniture care product that is made to produce a shine.


Page 4:

Getting to know...

MODERN FURNITURE

WHAT THEY WILL DO...

Do you want a high shine - or a low luster? A quick dust-off - a fast polishing job-or special care for a worn finish? Here are the products to meet your needs:

PLEDGE: A quick 'n' easy spray wax that gives a high shine. Dusts and waxes in one high-speed operation.

PRIDE: A liquid wax that dries to a haze. Provides a high luster- without rubbing. Special cleaning agents remove dirt and oily film, make periodic cleaning easy.

CREAM POLISH: A creamy cleaner made especially for dull-finished furniture (like Danish Modern) and oil-rubbed open-grain wood such as teak. It cleans and enriches without making the finish shiny.

PASTE WAX: Recommended where protection is important. Best for antiques - a must for worn, damaged, or porous wood or leather. Gives a rich, satiny polish.

JUBILEE: A liquid clean-up product which removes grease, lipstick, tar, crayon marks, etc., and gives a wax shine.
Page 5:

This chart suggests the newest and easiest methods of furniture care. However, the products listed can be used interchangeably on most surfaces with satisfactory results.

CARE PRODUCTS

(please see download document for charts)
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Do it with a flair.......................

Modern products can take the work out of housework if you use them correctly. Every Johnson's Wax furniture care product has simple, clear instructions on the label. They've been worked out by experts. Follow them, and you'll find that the right way is the easy way to do the job.

SEE HOW SIMPLE THEY ARE TO USE

PLEDGE - Spray on dusty furniture or dust cloth

Spray it on

Wipe it off

PRIDE-Dries to a haze; needs no rubbing

Spread it thin (with a well-saturated cloth]

Let it dry to a haze

Wipe it off (with a dry cloth)

If furniture needs a thorough cleaning, don't let Pride dry. Wipe off while wet. Do a small area at a time. Then re-wax.

CREAM POLISH - Cleans low-luster finishes without shining

Spread it on (with a damp cloth)

Rub while moist (with a dry cloth)

PASTE WAX- Protects as it beautifies

Spread it thin on small area (with a damp cloth]

Polish while moist (with a dry cloth)

JUBILEE- Shines away dirt and stains

Rub it on (with a damp cloth)

Polish while moist (with a dry cloth)
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MODERN METHODS OF FURNITURE CARE

Labor Savers

No need to wash furniture at house cleaning time.

Scrubbing with water is harmful to wood, and suds must be rinsed off. This two-step job is a waste of effort. A cleaning wax removes all oily film and dirt gently and efficiently.

Use both hands when you clean with wax. Saturate one cloth with wax and clean a small area (one or two square feet). With a dry cloth in the other hand, wipe off wax immediately while it is moist and the dirt is loosened.

No more shaking dust cloth out window or door when you spray the cloth with Pledge. The moist wax dampens the cloth just enough to pick up and hold the dust.

You never have to remove

old wax from furniture if you follow the recommendations on page 5. These waxes never build up or accumulate if you use them correctly.

Save steps as you dust.

Make a circle tour of the room, beginning at the door. As you go along, do furniture, accessories, mirrors-all smooth surface articles-with spray wax (Pledge). When you reach the door again, the room is clean and sparkling, with a minimum of work and time.
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HANDY HINTS ... to solve familiar problems

NEVER LEAVE A DAMP CLOTH ON A WOOD SURFACE. Whether the cloth is damp with water, dry cleaning solvent, or any other liquid (including furniture polish), it could damage the finish because the moisture will be trapped under the cloth and cannot evaporate.

CHECKING AND CRACKING OF A WOOD FINISH

is caused by extremes of temperature and humidity, overexposure to sunlight, or just plain aging of the furniture. Paste Wax will improve the appearance if checking is not severe.

SCRATCHES ON DARK WOOD can sometimes be hidden with an application of Paste Shoe Polish in the brown shade. For tips on treating many types of blemishes on wood, write for a free copy of FIRST AID FOR FURNITURE.

WHEN YOU SPILL MILK it will damage the appearance of your furniture (floors and woodwork, too) unless you remove it promptly and completely with a damp cloth. Otherwise white spots will appear the next time you wax. If this should happen, rub briskly with a damp cloth and rewax.

WHEN YOU USE A SPRAY WAX (and many other products in aerosol packages), it is important to hold the container as upright as possible for efficient operation. If there is an arrow on the dispenser button be sure this is lined up with the mark on the can. This keeps the dip-tube in the liquid and you won't waste pressure. If you run out of pressure before the liquid is used up, you won't be able to empty the can.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Perhaps you have problems with your furniture that are not covered in this booklet. Or you may want information about furniture refinishing, floor care, insect control or other aspects of home making. If so, write me for a free set of booklets on "easy living".


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