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Never use silicone-based wood cleaning products on your precious wood finishes!
Silicones impregnate the wood fibers and can prevent the wood from accepting a new finish. It keeps wood from breathing... so over time the finish will develops cracks.
It is almost impossible to refinish wood that has been treated with silicone! Attempting to apply a new finish to an apparently clean surface filled with silicone wax will create a surface with pinpoint spots or craters and fisheyes where the silicone residue has rejected the new finish. You must remove all silicones before doing any type of restorative work!
To remove silicones from a wood surface, use a cloth dampened with turpentine and sprinkled with powdered laundry detergent. Rub the surface of the wood in the direction of the grain to wash the finish. Change cloths frequently to prevent the dirt and silicones from being redeposited on the finish.
Linseed Oil: Avoid products that contain linseed oil, because linseed oil is extremely susceptible to spontaneous combustion. There are many documented stories where improperly stored rags burst into flames after they were used to apply a linseed oil based product. If you must use a linseed oil based product, use extreme caution when disposing of or storing rags and cloths. Storing linseed oil soaked rags and cloths in a clean, sealed can is the most effective method for preventing fires.
Touch of Oranges contains pure orange oil... no silicones and no linseed oil. Touch of Oranges will not compromise the woods ability to respond to changes in temperature and humidity... and will not increase the chances of your beautiful wood developing cracks, and rags used to apply Touch of Oranges will not spontaneously burst into flames.