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I have recently began doing good my nans cleaning for her and will be doing it on a weekly basis. She did have a home helper type person who just called in once a week to do her cleaning and take her down to the shop. However, at almost £15 for one hours work, sadly she really couldn't afford it. Therefore because I am currently not working full time and instead am trying to set up my own business and progress in my second degree my mum has drafted me in for the job!
Considering my nan will be 80 in 6 weeks she is still fairly active and she does usually do her dusting and polishing herself but I told her that I would do it for her from now on. The polish she had for me to use was this. This is, as you can probably tell from the name is actually an oil rather than polish and it is specifically designed for wooden surfaces.
The oil comes in a clear trigger bottle and the packaging tells me that it contains orange oil which will revitalise wood.
The instructions for use that are used provided tell me to "Hold container upright and spray directly onto surface. Using a dry cloth, rub along the grain of the wood. Wait 30 seconds and then wipe off excess to create a deep, clean luster. For heavy wax buildup present from other products, allow to stand 5 minutes before wiping. Repeat if necessary. If the finish is unknown, first test on an inconspicuous area to check results. Do not spray or use on floors as it could leave them slippery." I found the trigger spray was easy to use. The oil dispensed is of a thick consistency and therefore does not come out of the bottle in a fine mist but instead lands in a pool on the surface. I think for this type of product it is probably best it doesn't produce a. Ist because you don't want everything all sticky from the oil. By being dispensed in a pool it allows you to just apply it where it's needed.
The oil smells really nice. It has a lovely orange aroma but this is not too strong at all. Instead, although quite zingy it isn't too overpowering and therefore leaves a nice fresh scent in the room.
You only need a small amount of this to polish your wood. One small pool of this will easily polish up a large four seater dining table. It is quite greasy so it does need a certain amount of rubbing in before the shine really breaks through but this is exceptionally easy to do.
Whenever I visit my nan I always think that her house is dust free and wonder why it always looks so perfect, now I know why. This oil brings the wood up a treat. Some of her furniture is well over 30 years old but after using this it is shiny, mark free and feels very smooth. I would definitely say that it leaves things looking cleaner for longer as it seems to repellent the dust and a few days after everything still has the just cleaned look. The oil does leave a subtle orange aroma leaving the house smelling fresh and clean.
Looking online it seems that this product is becoming more difficult to get hold of in the UK. I expect that my nan got this in her local discount store where she wouldn't have paid more than £2 for it.
I really like this oil and would definitely buy it if I saw it. I don't have a great deal of wood in my home but have found that if a small amount is used it also polishes up other surfaces well. Recommended.
I bought this product as was told it would help make my laminate shine. I added it to hot water and it separates itself, when I washed the floors with it it is leathal as we have all had a slip on it, its highly dangerous.. I would never buy it for laminate floors
Orange Glo wood cleaner appeared on our supermarket shelves in 2008. I bought it, fell for it hook line and sinker, bought a few more bottles in case it ran out, and used it lavishly on all our old and new wood furniture, windows, doors, bowls, carvings. Anything wooden got a coating and a polish with a soft cloth. Nothing else would do because nothing else could do with the same ease of application and wonderful, glowing result.
Came the day there was only one half-full bottle left. It was added to the weekly shopping list with no success. It's taken some time to accept that it's not available here in Liverpool any more, nor on mail order, nor on Ebay. Our supermarket's slogan is 'When it's gone it's gone' and this time they really meant it .
As the Bard said "T'is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved."
I dislike housework......I really really do. But what I DO like, is a tidy house (shame I don't have that very often) and every polishable surface polished. I like the finishing touches that clean mirrors and polished shelves and sills make, and after slogging away at trying to make my house look something approaching acceptable, I thoroughly enjoy getting the dusters and the polishes, and heading for the nearest available cleared space.
Of course, throughout the house, surfaces are made of different things, and have different finishes, some manmade, some natural, some treated and some not treated, so it therefore makes sense to need more than one product in order to get the best finish on your furniture. Many products claim to be "multi surface" and these will do the job in a reasonable manner, but for real wood, I like to use something a bit more specialist without spending a fortune (partly because I am always on a budget, partly because my furniture is not exactly Chippendale!).
Enter my 500ml trigger spray bottle of Orange Glo......!
Most furniture polish comes in an aerosol spray can, but Orange Glo comes in a plastic bottle with a trigger spray dispenser, much like kitchen cleaners, and glass cleaners. My bottle does not have an "on/off" twisty end to the trigger, so it is therefore always "sprayable" and you should therefore be careful if you have little ones around, as there is nothing to stop your Orange Glo being sprayed everywhere by a little one! (It is sometime since I bought my bottle, so they may have changed the design by now.....)
The bottle is clear, so you can see just how much of your product is left....thereby never being encouraged to buy a new bottle when the old one is still actually half full - you can see exactly how much you have used!
The polish itself is, surprise surprise, orange. Orange Glo is made with pure orange oil, and this is really apparent from the first whiff of this polish. It smells of real oranges, not artificial "air freshener" oranges.
Orange Glo say on the bottle that this is suitable for furniture, panelling and cabinets, and that it is fine for use where there is dust, dirt, grease, grime and wax buildup. I certainly use this on my real wood furniture, some of which is modern, some is 100 years old, and it definitely works beautifully. You simply spray, leave for 30 seconds, and wipe off the excess, leaving a wonderful finish, and a beautiful smell in your room.
This is an oily spray - you would expect as much with it containing orange oil, the spray soaks into the wood and "feeds" it, giving it a bit of life.
I use it on wood that has not been painted, or highly varnished.....for all painted surfaces, I stick to Mr Sheen, or Pledge.
Do not use Orange Glo on floors - it can be very slippery, and that can be very dangerous, and do not use it on glass - you will just get a whole load of smears (although your TV will smell nice!!).
Despite the claim that this "cleans", I do not find it to be a great cleaner. I therefore prefer to wipe marks with a cloth and a little washing up liquid in warm water......then using the Orange Glo for the finishing touches.
A bottle lasts for ages (and not just because I do my housework so rarely!) but I will definitely buy it again when it runs out!
Orange Glo is a wood cleaner and polish. This product to me makes cleaning my kitchen fun.
Atleast once a day I will use Orange Glo on my work top in my kitchen. Not necessarily for the cleaning point of view just because it smells absolutely lovely! As my work top is black, it really shines it up too and makes it look and smell very clean and fresh. I will also use it on my tiles too, as again, it cleans them up, makes them shine and look and smell fresh.
I got given this product by my girlfriends mum when we moved in to the place where in to use to shine and make the place smell good. I haven't given it back and im not planning on it :)
How I use Orange Glo - I spray onto my work tops. I don't use much though. I wait for about a minute and then wipe away with Kitchen Roll and im left with a shiny, fresh orangey smelling work top which makes the whole kitchen smell great in no time at all. How you are supposed to use it properly is wipe on with a soft cloth, leave it for between 30 seconds to five minutes then wipe away.
The stuff its self is quite thick and will take quite a bit of rubbing to get it away but its worth it. It cleans, protects and polishes wood finishes with out leaving a buildup. It removes any scratches and protects against moisture.
The packaging is a clear white bottle with a thick orange substance inside. The label is is orange with Orange Glo written across it. It also tells you on the front it is made with pure orange oil.
My girlfriends mum bought this from betterware for about £4 she said but unfortunately I can't find it in there any more. As its an American product I will have to buy my next lot of this from Ebay, and I will be buying some more.
I have had other sprays like Mr. Muscle and Dettol. They do a good job but don't smell anywhere near as good or make my kitchen shine half as much as Orange Glo does.
This product is an amazing glass/mirror cleaner. Spray one jet on to a hot damp cloth, wipe over mirrors/glass, wait one minute and then dry/buff with a cotton cloth or kitchen roll. What a gleamer!!
I just don't get this product. I bought a bottle partly to remove a wax polish haze from a varnished wooden table, and partly out of curiosity. (It did help the table, but only after several applications and a lot of elbow grease. And I would guess that drop of white spirit would have done a similar job, at a fraction of the cost.) Orange Glo is a thinnish orange liquid which smells of oranges and petrochemicals. It is quite good at cleaning oily or waxy grime from a non-porous surface, but is it really valid to describe it as a polish? Initially the surface it is applied to looks very shiny, but that is just a film of liquid. If you wipe off the excess, you are left with a thin, rather sticky film, which dries slowly without any shine. And I'm not convinced that the protective qualities claimed on the label really amount to much. It certainly isn't as water repellent as wax polish. You need to be careful applying Orange Glo to worn surfaces which have varying porosity, as it has a very low solids content and just soaks into the most porous areas. This can result in uneven darkening of the wood, although this is largely a temporary effect. The best I can say for this product is that it does freshen up compatible surfaces, but overall I would prefer to stick with more mainstream products such as Pledge Clean and Dust, which works well and costs a lot less.
One spray wipes away grease, grime, and dull waxy buildup to reveal your wood?s natural radiance / And you?ll fill your home with the scent of freshly-peeled oranges.