“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Polish / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
While shopping in Sainsbury's recently I realised that I was running low on furniture polish so went to look for some. Non of the branded furniture polishes were on offer and quite expensive so I opted for the Sainsbury's own brand natural furniture polish with beeswax.
The polish comes in a 300ml can and was priced at just £0.80.
The polish is packaged in a slim aerosol can which is predominantly orange in colour and has pull of plastic cap. On the back of the can it details all the product information including directions for use, ingredients and warnings due to the product containing flammable chemicals.
The directions for use state to shake the can well before use then to spray from around 15cm directly onto the desired surface or straight onto a cloth and polish immediately. I have found this polish to be very good, it is very easy to distribute as the spray is very fine and even and by using a simple yellow duster my surfaces polish up very well. Even on sticky patches left on my coffee table from the bottom of glasses the polish removes it quickly and easily. I have used the polish on various surfaces around my home with great results as it doesn't require several minutes of rubbing to get rid of smears. It also leaves behind a lovely fresh fragrance which lingers a little making the rooms I use it in smelling lovely and clean.
This polish is not recommended for use on unsealed wood, antique or French polished furniture. I am not lucky enough to have this type of expensive furniture but I have not experience any problems with the surfaces I have used it on.
Overall I have been very impressed with this polish and would certainly purchase it again as it leaves my surfaces looking clean and shiny with very little effort.
The last time I bought polish, I purchased Sainsbury's Basics Polish. I liked that very much, but every week when I cleaned, I got really fed up with the way the polish was smeary when used on glass/mirrors (although that was my only complaint with that product). Therefore this time around when buying polish, I decided to try something different. This Sainsbury's Natural Furniture Polish was cheaper than the likes of Pledge and Mr Muscle, so I decided to buy it.
The polish comes in a typical tall metal bottle. It's fairly plain and unexciting looking, with blue and orange writing against a silver background. This does not have a lid as the spray is incorporated into the top of it. I find this much more convenient than polishes with a lid, as I usually spend time after using them looking for it. The bottle is 300ml, which is the only size available - 300ml bottles of polish normally last me for several months, so no complaints from me about that.
I used this polish on my windowsills, wooden furniture, mirrors, and TV/DVD etc. On the likes of my TV, this polish made them nice and shiny, and when used on wood, it definitely left a nice sheen on my bedroom furniture - the bottle does say that this enhances and protects wood, which I assume is the beeswax.
Unfortunately on mirrors I found this smeared and it took a bit of elbow grease to remove all traces of it. Therefore I would recommend spraying the polish onto the cloth when cleaning glass or mirrors, rather than spraying the polish directly on it.
I also haven't found that this keeps my surfaces dust free for any longer than the Basics polish did.
This polish also has a lavender version available. I avoided the lavender one like the plague as it's one of my most disliked smells, and because this is not labelled as having a specific scent, I believed I would be okay. However, once sprayed I found that it smelt like regular furniture polish mixed with... something. What I am not quite sure, but it reminded me of orangey vanilla and I really do not find it pleasant whatsoever. Thankfully the scent does not linger in the room after using the polish but while I am spraying it I am reminded of how horrible I find it!
This costs 70p which is a very good price.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
I am not sure, simply because of a) the smell, and b) like the Basics polish, it smears when you use it on mirrors or glass. I don't think it is really any better than the Basics polish so I would always plump for that in the future - at least the smell of that doesn't give me a headache!