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How to Clean & Polish Stainless Steel

First spray the piece liberally with vinegar, then use a very soft cloth to wipe the vinegar off. This should remove any debris, dust and grime and begin to give the piece a bit of a shine. Next apply Scott’s Liquid Gold with a dry, soft cloth and polish. It won’t take long until your stainless steel looks as shiny as new.


How to Clean and Restore Luster to Wood Paneling

Even your biggest natural wood cleaning projects are made easy with the pourable version of Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Care. Simply pour into a paint tray and saturate a roller (with a long handle) or sponge mop. Apply Scott’s evenly and thoroughly. You’ll clean, restore and protect wood panels with ease.


How to Dust Wooden Shelves

For light cleaning and dusting, spray the aerosol version of Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Care on a cloth and gently wipe each shelf. Scott's Liquid Gold cleans away dust, dirt and grime, leaving only a lusturous shine behind.


How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Safely clean your beautiful hardwood floors and leave behind no residue, build-up or streaking. Mix ¼ cup of Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash Concentrate with 1 gallon of warm water. Wring out the mop and clean your floors with the mixture – no rinsing required!


  • Do any of the Scott's Liquid Gold products contain nuts?+

    Though the fragrance in Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care and Dust 'n Go is almond, neither contains any nuts or nut by-products.

  • What is naturally finished wood?+

    It is wood that has been coated with a finish that allows the natural wood characteristic to show through. Varnish, shellac and lacquer are examples of natural finishes used on wood. Polyurethane is not a natural finish. Polyurethanes do not survive well in contact with most organic solvents. Scott's Liquid Gold is an organic oil formula that contains an organic solvent.

  • How can I tell what type of finish the wood has on it?+

    • Dampen a cotton ball with acetone-based nail polish remover.
    • Choose an inconspicuous test spot on the wood and dab it with the cotton ball.

    If the cotton ball sticks or the finish softens, the finish is varnish, lacquer or shellac. If there is no effect, the finish is polyurethane.

  • Can Scott's Liquid Gold be used outdoors?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care provides the same protection outdoors where drying, bleaching, cracking and warping can be a real problem.

    NOTE: We recommend the use of a UV inhibitor. Otherwise, prior sun damage may become very visible. Wood that has been exposed to excessive moisture may darken when Scott's Liquid Gold is used.

  • Does Scott's Liquid Gold contain silicone?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care contains no silicone.

  • How many square feet will Scott's Liquid Gold cover?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care will cover approximately 13 square feet per ounce of product.

  • Does Scott's Liquid Gold darken wood?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care contains no dyes but the oil penetrates into the pores of wood to restore lost moisture and color. This tends to darken the shade of the wood closer to its original state. Raw wood will sometimes darken 6 to 8 shades but will lighten over time between uses.

  • Where should I avoid using Scott's Liquid Gold?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care is not recommended for use on food preparation surfaces or eating utensils, paste wax or polyurethane finishes, brick, fireplaces, painted surfaces, photo finishes, veneer or laminated finishes, bleached or whitewashed wood, compressed or particle board, veneer, parquet flooring, marble or finishes that are deteriorated or damaged (if uncertain, spot test on a hidden area of the wood.)

  • Why can't I use Scott's Liquid Gold on items that have been finished with polyurethane?+

    Polyurethanes do not survive well in contact with most organic solvents. Scott's Liquid Gold is an organic oil formula that contains an organic solvent, not to mention that applying oil-based products to polyurethane can make items oily and even slippery.

  • Can Scott's Liquid Gold be used to remove wax buildup?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care will remove light wax buildups. When applied to previously waxed furniture, the wax will soften, leaving a smeary, cloudy surface. Apply Scott's Liquid Gold liberally and let stand for several hours before wiping dry. Turn cloth repeatedly, to avoid spreading the softened wax. This process may need to be repeated several times before all of the old waxes are completely removed. When finished, the surface should look clean and feel slightly oily. Once the wax has been completely removed, Scott's Liquid Gold will penetrate the wood to restore lost moisture.

    NOTE: If white circles develop you may need to refinish the wood. This occurs when products containing silicone were previously used. For faster results on extremely heavy wax buildups, use a commercial grade wax remover or talk with a wood professional about doing the job for you.

  • I remember my dad using Scott's Liquid Gold on metal tools. He said it kept them from rusting. What other ways can Scott's Liquid Gold be used?+

    Over the years, we have heard the following ways that our consumers have discovered for using Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care:

    • As a lubricant for squeaky hinges, household fans, bicycle chains, swivel chairs, nuts and bolts, sliding door tracks and garden hand tools
    • To clean and soften the leather on ball mitts and hiking boots, luggage, saddles, old/antique books and dashboards
    • To clean and prevent rust on metal and wood garden and farm hand tools

    To clean and restore:

    •    Window screens, stained glass, unpainted wood or metal window blinds, metal tools
    •    Plexiglas™, metal or plastic office equipment (unpainted)
    •    Stickers from bumpers, window, appliances, etc.
    •    Stainless steel, silver, copper, chrome, wrought iron and brass items (wash thoroughly before using)
    •    Golf irons, gun stocks
    •    Road tar from cars
    •    Soap scum from shower doors and tiles (helps prevent buildup)
    •    Plastic pots used in garden (outside surface only)
  • Will Scott's Liquid Gold dissolve the grease buildup on my wood kitchen cabinets?+

    Use Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Wash Ready-to-Use to remove grease and grime for kitchen cabinets. Follow with an application of Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care.

  • Is Scott's Liquid Gold good for dusting furniture?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care is excellent for wood dusting and its unique organic oil formula actually repels dust, cutting down on cleaning time. Between applications of Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care, use Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Wipes for quick dusting and wood polishing.

  • We use Scott's Liquid Gold products in our facility and I need an SDS sheet to keep on file. How can I obtain one?+

    Simply scroll to the bottom of this page, click on Policies and MSDS to download our SDS sheets.

  • I have water spots on my favorite side table. How can I get rid of them?+

    Dampen the spots with Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care. Let stand for 1/2 hour. Use a very fine steel wool pad (0000) to lightly rub damaged areas going with the grain of the wood. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. Stubborn spots may require several tries and may sometimes require professional help.

  • There are light scratches on my woodwork. How do I make them go away?+

    The scratches won't completely go away without sanding and refinishing. However, Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care can help lessen the appearance of scratches and nicks. First apply Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care to clean away dust, grime and dirt. Then, reapply liberally and allow to sit for 1/2 hour. Wipe surface dry. If the scratched area is large and the finish is broken to the bare wood, refinishing may be required for a permanent fix.

  • I inherited a beautiful dining table from my great aunt but it has a burn spot on it. Is there anything that can be done to fix it?+

    Rub mayonnaise into the burn. Let it sit for one hour. Wipe clean with a soft cloth then apply Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care. If the burn is deep, the entire surface may need to be refinished.

  • I accidentally washed the cloth that I used to apply Liquid Gold  with clothes that were in the washer. Now, everything smells like Scott's Liquid Gold. What can I do?+

    This is a common occurrence. All you need to do is wash the clothes again but this time add about a cup of vinegar to the wash. The fragrance of Scott's Liquid Gold will be gone.

  • Someone set a hot pizza box on my wood dining table, leaving numerous white spots on it. Is there anything I can do to remove them?+

    The moisture condensing under the hot cardboard made the polish that was on the table turn white. Try fixing it by rubbing a bit of white toothpaste on the spots with either your finger or a cloth. Rub with the grain until the wood gets warm. Then wipe with a slightly damp cloth and dry well. You may have to repeat this process several times. The spots will gradually begin to look less cloudy. Once the spots are gone, polish to finish.

  • Is Floor Restore a permanent finish?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Floor Restore is a permanent coating that can be used 3-4 times a year.

  • Does Floor Restore clean and shine floors?+

    Scott's Liquid Gold Floor Restore is not a cleaner. You should clean and dry floors thoroughly prior to applying Floor Restore.

  • Is a spot test recommended prior to application of Floor Restore?+

    To ensure compatibility with finish, test Floor Restore in an inconspicuous spot.

  • How many square feet will Floor Restore cover?+

    The average coverage of Floor Restore is approximately 300 sq. feet.

  • What is the best way to apply Floor Restore?+

    Doing one section at a time, apply Floor Restore directly on the floor and spread evenly with a clean, damp sponge mop.

  • How long should Floor Restore be allowed to dry before walking on the floor?+

    Allow Floor Restore at least one hour to dry before walking on floors and eight hours before replacing rugs and furniture.

  • How do I care for my floors between applications of Floor Restore?+

    Simply sweep and damp mop as needed.

  • How do I remove Floor Restore?+

    A light sanding with a very fine grain sandpaper should do the trick.

  • Are there any surfaces on which Floor Restore should not be used?+

    Do not use Floor Restore on unsealed, unfinished, waxed or oiled floors.

  • I want to place an order but I'd rather mail or fax it in than place it on your website. How can I do this?+

    Simply select all items you wish to order on our web site and add each to the shopping cart in the quantities you desire. Then all you need to do is print the order form and mail or fax it to us at:

    Scott's Liquid Gold, Inc. P.O. Box 39-S Denver, CO 80239-0019 ATTN: Consumer Relations FAX: 303-576-6151 - ATTN: Consumer Relations