“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Furniture Polish / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
One of the things that I have in my cleaning cupboard under my sink is a can of furniture polish, in this case this one that I picked up a couple of months ago now. It isn't something that I use very often so one can goes a very long way indeed!
This I bought in Sainsbury's and it cost me just 60p. I liked the price, the look of the can and above all the promise of a lavender fragrance this is meant to have to it.
This can is aerosol style and is purple and silver in its colour. It has no lid or cap to it and on the front of it we are simply told what it is and who it is by, then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, how to use it, the ingredients and size are stated (which is 300ml in this case and the only size I have seen this product available to purchase in incidentally) and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. Nice enough and easy enough to use can this is.
On the back of the can we are told to spray this about 15cm away from where we want to dust then wipe with a duster and not use it on unsealed woo or on French polished or antique furniture and to keep it away from floors as it may make them slippy and therefore dangerous.
I use this on my wooden bedroom furniture and on some wooden cabinets in my living room which is all the wood that I have my home and the only place this should be used (on wood!)
All I do to clean is to spray and wipe. A good amount is dispensed and the liquid is quite thick, white and sort of foamy so I don't need to use very much at all. The fragrance of this is distinctly lavender and very recognisable in its scent however it does have a slight chemical smell to it however it does smell nice, fresh and clean and that scent lingers over an hour after its been used.
As I wipe it away with my trusty duster I can see the dust being lifted onto it. As long as its used only wood it doesn't smear and it is quite simple to remove, I did get some on a mirror though once by mistake and it was awful to get it back to normal because of streaking so don't go doing that with this!
It does leave things clean and dust free, is simple and effective to use plus being economical and I have to admit to rather liking it and so yes I do recommend it to anyone who is after a product such as this. However it won't stop falling dust from resettling but to be fair I don't know of a furniture product that would!
Only available from Sainsbury's stores costing the very low price of 60p a can!
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I have some wooden furniture around my home and I buy lots of different brands of polish to clean them. I thought I would try this one because it is one I hadn't bought before and it was cheap enough to buy.
It comes housed in a tall can, just like any other brand but it doesn't have a removable top, the nozzle is inverted in the can. It is a basic looking can but does look a little better than some other cheaper priced polishes.
The nozzle is easy to press and the spray does spray an even mist onto my furniture, it doesn't drip from the can or squirt all over the place or directly. I sometimes like to spray directly onto a duster and then polish my furniture, sometimes I just give it a quick spray and then rub it in the wood. I usually use it sprayed onto the duster to clean the legs of some of my tables which are old and chunky legs. I find using it directly onto the duster an easier way of cleaning them and not just spraying it onto the legs because the spray misses it and then falls onto the floor. I do directly spray it though onto the top of the tables as it is a much quicker of cleaning them.
This one has a nice lavender smell to it but not one which is too strong but the scent is really nice. The lavender smell helps my rooms smell nice after I have polished, which is a bonus. The smell does last for a good couple of hours or so after using it and when I enter the room, I can still smell it some hours after cleaning the furniture.
This one is a good quality and took me by surprise because I didn't think it would be that good but it is. It contains beeswax and it does leave a good shine on my wood and it is easy to rub in, it does leave that foam look on the wood until it is completely rubbed in but that I don't mind. It hasn't ruined my wooden furniture and it has cleaned it well.
It is not to be used on French polished furniture, antique wood or unsealed wood and also on wooden flooring as the floor may be slippery.
A 300ml can only cost 75p and so really cheap to buy. It is one I like quite a lot and will be buying it again in the future. It cleans my wood really well indeed and I am pleased with the shine on them too. I don't think most furniture polishes are that expensive nowadays and there are lots to choose from on the market. This one I like because it has an added scent but so long as a polish cleans and polishes well then I am happy to buy it. This one is a polish I would recommend for anyone to try and for the price, it is a good one. Is one you could save money on buying if you don't have a lot of money or like me have lots of wooden furniture which needs polishing regularly. Well worth the price from Sainsbury's.
I rate this one 5 stars.
My boyfriend and I have a lot of wooden surfaces and furniture in our flat. I'm quite a clean freak and I hate seeing dust and marks on the furniture so furniture polish is a must have in our house. I dust at least a couple of times a week so a good polish is essential for me. My choice of polish was Sainsbury's Lavender Furniture Polish.
== Price, packaging and availability ==
As this is a Sainsbury's, it is obviously only available at these stores or www.sainsburys.co.uk. For a 300ml can of polish, you will be looking to pay around 75p.
The furniture polish comes in a long steel canister which is like most other furniture polish containers. The canister is a mix of silver and lilac, which compliments the scent of the polish which is lavender. The bottom half is silver while most of the top half is purple. The lid, and push down button for use is also purple.
Unlike most supermarkets own brand products, this is one that looks more expensive than what it costs. The packaging is a lot nicer than I expected it to be for the price and was happy with how it looked. It stands out well compared with other similar products on the shelves and definitely doesn't look like it only cost 75p.
== Using the polish ==
The canister has a very simple push down button at the top which is where the polish comes out of. The button is easily pressed and not too much comes out at once which is a very good thing in my eyes. As I sprayed this for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised with how nice this polish smelt. Some cheaper polishes smell terrible, no matter what fragrance it is supposed to be but this one isn't like that. The polish has a subtle and not overpowering smell of lavender to it. After finishing polishing my furniture, I could still smell a lovely, fresh scent in my rooms and was pleased with the results.
By using a yellow dusting cloth along with the polish, my furniture polished well with this product. You do not need an awful lot of polish to do a large surface area and as the canister doesn't spray too much at once; it is easy to add a little more if needed. As I don't have to use too much of this polish, it has meant that this one canister has lasted longer than other brands have in the past which makes it even better value for money.
The packaging and product is extremely flammable so when using, be careful that you don't put it near heat or an open flame. There is no information as to whether this polish can irritate the skin but I have had no problems with it so far.
== Overall ==
This is a great cheap product that does exactly what it should. The polish lasts ages and works really well on my surfaces while smelling great at the same time. I'll definitely be buying this again.
We have now been trying Sainsbury's own brand lavender furniture polish and although I am not too keen on the smell, it seems okay. The cost of this polish is 65p, which in my personalopinion isn't that bad. The colours are a bit unusual, ie sparkling lavendar and a bit of added chrome , not the sort of thing I'd normally pick up myself but it was my wife who chose it. For 65p you will get a standard 300ml can of polish.
Using this polish is the same as any other really. Shake it vigorously beforehand to disperse the contents, hold the can about 10 inches away from the table or whatever you are polishing and it delivers a nice fine mist.
The smell of this polish is okay. If I am really honest I prefer the more original / traditional scents of a furniture polish but I did get used to it after a while. I was impressed and pleased that this polish claims to contain, amongst other things, beeswax, which is meant to be good for my wood.
Once the surface had been cleaned and buffed up a bit it did look good, dust free and nice and shiny and a decent smell into the bargain.
Overall I'm quite pleased and it was cheaper than Pledge.
If you've been following my previous reviews you will be aware that I love cleaning, particularly as I find it so therapeutic and I absolutely adore the fragrance of lavender due to the fact that I find it so calming and relaxing.
I recently read a review belonging to Pinklady who discussed her experience of using a lavender fragranced polish, so I simply had to go out and buy one for myself. The product I am reviewing today is Sainsbury's Lavender Furniture Polish, which is contained within a 300ml aerosol steel can.
I had previously been purchasing the Tesco brand of polish, but was more than willing to give this new product a try, particularly as I find myself shopping more in Sainsbury's these days due to Tesco's forever increasing prices.
Whilst the appearance of the product is somewhat plain, it most definitely caught my eye on the supermarket shelf. The lower section is silver with the upper section displaying a lavender coloured area, which contains an image of a white star. What I favour with this product is that there is no lid to remove and subsequently lose in the back of the cleaning cupboard!
The lavender coloured lid is incorporated into the upper section of the can and is easy to use by simply shaking well and pressing down to dispense the polish from the small opening at the rear. Whilst we are advised that the can should be held approximately 6 - 8 inches from the surface I always prefer to spray my duster as opposed to applying directly to the wood. Once the polish has been applied to the surface you should immediately dust with a soft cloth.
The creamy polish is of a good consistency and most definitely smells of lavender. Whilst it is not as natural smelling as the Tesco brand I have to say that the fragrance is extremely pleasant. Another positive for me is that the polish is not sticky unlike some of the cheaper brands. As the polish contains beeswax I had the assurance that it would bring out the natural beauty of my wood, which is what Sainsbury's claim. I have to say that I totally agree with this, particularly as the polish always leaves my surfaces looking absolutely beautiful with an added shine, together with a calming fresh lavender fragrance.
Whilst this product carries out the job for which it is intended, I always find that within a few hours the dust starts to resettle! However, in my opinion this is not the fault of the polish and is something that will happen regardless of the products we use, particularly when the sun is shining brightly and has a tendency to show up every speck of dust!
A few years ago I was using polish on my wooden surfaces up to five times per week and I noticed that they were becoming rather sticky and starting to lose their shine. It was only a few days later that I watched a television programme where the presenter advised that polish should only be used once a week in order to prevent a build-up, which will subsequently spoil the appearance of the wood.
Consequently, I have heeded the presenter's advice and will only use polish on a weekly basis. What I adore about this product is that the lavender fragrance will linger in your newly polished room for up to an hour after use, so you really feel that you have cleaned your home.
There is a little hazard information on the rear of the can where we are advised that this product is not recommended for use on French polished floors. We are also provided with extensive cautionary and safety information and as the can is flammable we should keep away from sunlight, do not smoke when using, do not pierce and keep away from naked flames. We are advised that the product should not be deliberately inhaled, it should be kept out of reach of children and should only be used in ventilated areas.
There is no recycling symbol on the rear of the can, so I am presuming that the empty can needs to be placed with ordinary household waste. The only symbol we are provided with is an image of a magnet, which informs us that the can is manufactured from steel.
Would I buy this product again? Yes, most definitely, particularly as it costs only 60p for a 300ml can. I have to admit that it doesn't smell as natural as the Tesco brand, but as the fragrance only lasts for up to an hour I really don't feel that this matters. Consequently, I think Sainsbury's Lavender Furniture Polish deserves 4 out of 5 stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Oh how I love the smell of furniture polish and I just love the feel of my furniture after I have used polish onto it, I love the smoothness and shine and I like most branded ones but I have not so often used a cheaper one as the ones I usually buy are on special offer at the time, and so I just buy as it makes more sense and there are lots of different fragranced ones around these days, that add that little extra smell to the polish.
I bought this one from Sainsbury's for just 60p for a 300ml canister, it comes with a push down nozzle which is easy to press, as some cheaper cans can be quite hard to press but this one is a good one, and is absolutely fine in my opinion, the design of it is pretty nice for the price too, and it contains beeswax.
When this is sprayed, it floats onto the furniture and it is not at all runny as some others are, it sprays evenly and leaves a fine mist on what ever it is spray onto, and it is easy to rub gently into wooden surfaces etc, I like to use furniture polish on a duster or cloth and rub it over my curtain tracks sometimes to clean them and also so the curtain hooks glide across the track more easier, and it also then leaves a nice smell that lasts some time.
Oh I love going into a room where polish has been used as it makes me feel like it is nice and clean and this one has a very nice fragrance to it, I love Lavender and the smell of the Lavender is not too strong but the smell is very apparent, while spraying and after it has been used, it is worth the money too for the results it gives on surfaces and it does leave a nice shine too, and I sometimes spray a little onto a duster instead of onto a surface as sometimes I only need to use it in a small area to spot clean etc, and done this way, the amount I need is just on the duster, not on the whole surface.
This is nice to use on wood, melamine, chrome, stainless steel and lots of other surfaces and I like to actually use polish on my wardrobe handles which are a kind of made steel and a little on a cloth cleans them perfectly and they look nice and sparkly, as my bedroom has a lot of sunshine coming through the windows as it is south facing room and the when the sun shines in the room the handles gleam and look lovely.
This is a very good quality polish for the price, it is excellent value for money and I think the smell is a very good one too, and I recommend it to anyone to buy it and see if it is good for your furniture and surfaces and well worth 60p in my opinion and i like the shine it gives to my surfaces and i have been very happy with the results.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
Sainsbury's Lavender Furniture Polish
Cheap and Cheerful Polish
Although apparently according to Kim and Aggie in 'How Clean is your Home' we don't actually need to use polish - it is more of the fact that we like to use it. Whatever the reason, I love the smell after cleaning a room of a decent polish - it makes it somehow seem cleaner (I just wish I liked cleaning then that would be easier!). I have also found that since having my daughter, I have needed to clean the house more often - well when my daughter allows me to, though she does like helping mummy - and so we go through polish very quickly. Due to this, I tried a few of the cheap Polish's on the market, though none I liked as much as Sainsbury's Lavender Furniture Polish.
PACKAGING AND PRICE
Like all polish containers these days, it is an average tube shaped steel which is obviously extremely flammable. Unlike most cheap ones, though, this polish is a lovely silver and lilac colour - perhaps one of the things that attracted me to it in the first place as I love all shades of purple - a little obsessed actually! The colours stand out well on the shelf and to look at, it certainly does not look like a cheap brand.
The lid is of average make, with a simple press down button for use. This needs pressing down slightly harder at first to break the seal though after this, it is very easy to press down.
The polish is 300ml which is average.
As already mentioned, this polish is certainly not expensive at £0.78p - a little more than the really cheap ones though a good low price none the less. This is also a Sainsbury's own brand so can only be found at Sainsbury's.
I am not a huge fan on the lavender odour so was a little worried that it would be overpowering on first use, though one quick spray which sprays out a good amount, gives a sweet and certainly not overpowering smell. There is obviously a scent of lavender being a lavender polish, though more of a subtle scent and very fresh. After polishing a whole room, the room smells fragrant and clean and a delight to walk into. The scent also lasts quite a while - I could still smell the distant scent over an hour or two later which was refreshing as some polishes seem to vanish after five seconds.
When spraying onto a surface, there is no greasy residue and you do not need a large amount to feel content that it has done its job so the container lasts a good length of time overall as long as your little one doesn't get a hold of it. Although I don't let my daughter have it, my seven year old brother wanted to help one day and used a large amount and went through three dusters! I don't think Ill let him help out again!
After polishing, there is an average length of time before dust begins to settle again. I don't think there is really any difference in this aspect to other more expensive polishes.
It does not say on the tin whether it is irritable to sensitive skin, though it has got onto my hands before and although I do not have anything like eczema or other skin conditions, it did not affect my skin at all. Of course, if you do suffer from any skin conditions or sensitive skin at all, due to it not mentioning that it is suitable for this then maybe be careful of use.
Sainsbury's furniture polish also contains beeswax and apparently has been specially formulated to enhance, protect and maintain the natural beauty of wood surfaces. This is really the same as most products of this kind though.
Polish is not recommended for use on French polished surfaces.
Product contains among other ingredients:
5-15% Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Less than 5% Nonionic surfactantis
Also contains perfume, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methypropional, and Limonene
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Overall, I don't think that there is anything negative to say about this polish. It is cheap and very cheerful with a subtle fragrance which lasts quite a while leaving your room smelling fresh (Im sounding like an advert now!). Why spend more money on a polish when this one works perfectly - fully recommended to all!