Product Type: Pledge in Homeware
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Member Name: louisechackett
Advantages: effective and easy to use
Disadvantages: expensive compared to store brand
I'm not really too fussy when it comes to buying furniture polish for at home anymore and will often buy a store brand unless some named brand is on offer at a similar price. This is how I came to purchase the pledge wood 5 in 1 classic furniture spray as it was on offer for around a pound a few months ago and so I am using this currently. I have tried various other pledge aerosols in the past and so this is my review.
If you were to ask me the first name that pops in to my head when I think of furniture polish I would say pledge. I grew up with my mum buying pledge and as I would often offer to help out with the polishing as I got older I would often be using pledge! When I moved out I would sometimes use pledge and sometimes use a store brand but I do think pledge is the best and most well known furniture polish on the market.
The current polish that I am using is a classic wood five in one spray. It comes in a brown and yellow aerosol which I think represents the look of wood quite well. The pledge name is prominent as it is on all their aerosol cans and so you cannot miss that this is a pledge product made by SC Johnson. What I like with the pledge aerosols is they have the spray located in the top part of the can much like some air fresheners do now and I find this so much easier than having to take off a lid and replace it and I always end up losing them!
The classic polish I have currently claims to be five in one and will:
-enhance natural shine
-remove fingerprints and marks
-remove up to 90% of allergens in dust
I think most of the pledge polishes claim to do this and it is another reason why I think they are the best on the market really.
Using this polish is nice and easy and I just spray it on the surface I require and then wipe it down with a duster. I find that my surfaces do shine after using pledge polish and I think they seem to look better after using pledge as opposed to a cheaper store branded product but the difference in quality isn't so significant that I would never buy the store branded product. I use it on my bookcases, display cabinets, picture frames, window sill and ornaments and find it works well on all of those.
This polish smells quite nice and I do like a polish to do that. Many pledge aerosols have nice fragrances which are noticeable as you dust and the smell will often linger in the air as well afterwards giving your home a subtle fragrance for a while.
I don't think pledge keeps your surfaces dust free for any longer than a store branded product but I do think that that give a bit more shine to your surfaces and they do remove fingerprints and marks with ease really in my experience which is really handy when you have children at home!
A 250ml spray usually costs around £1.50 but you can sometimes find them on offer for around a pound. I would say buy it if it is on offer but if not perhaps try out the store brands because they aren't all that inferior in quality and whilst I do think pledge is probably the best out there we are living in a time where saving a few pennies is essential really.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: best on the market but not significantly so.
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