Homemade Wood Stove Polilsh

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Old 03-05-08, 09:38 AM
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Homemade Wood Stove Polilsh

I am looking for a recipe for making homemade wood stove polish. I saw a recipe once in "Rodale's Organic Gardening, Camden, NJ," but lost the book and would like to make my own.

My stove is a 100 year old box stove which has not been painted for many years but has had commercially available stove polish on it.

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Stove polish is used on unpainted stoves. Polish should not be used on painted, enameled, or stainless steel stoves. If stove has a polished finish, it can be polished with a commercial stove polish like http://www.doityourself.com/invt/6431290 or wiped with cottonseed oil. Local hearth stores should have stove polishes. These are usually made with oil-based waxes and black pigments.
 
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You might be remembering a different book, or my versions are too new. I have the Rodale's "All New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening" and Rodale's "Chemical-Free Yard and Garden" and neither has any mention of anything related to wood stoves at all... Did you try Googling Mother Earth News or it's competitor (forgot the name)?

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