“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Furniture Polish / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
To clarify, this is the lavendar Tesco polish I am review per the picture above, not the value range
I bought this item from Tesco (obvs) for 80p for a 300ml spray bottle
*** Appearance ***
The can is lilac in colour, as you would expect for an item in a lavendar scent.
The bottle does not have a lid, instead the spray top is built into the top of the can which personally I find very convenient. The spray comes out of the side of the can rather than out of the top like some do
The spray comes out white and really smells of cleanness. I wouldn't say I can really smell much lavendar but it just smells of furniture polish!! (which isn't a bad thing - in actual fact I often spray this on my radiators in the winter to get my house smelling of polish)
*** Use ***
As a product I cannot fault it. I do not find that it does a worse job than the Mr SHeen product that I had had before which cost more. A quick spray and a quick buff and my wooden mantle piece and windowsills were left dust free, clean and clean smelling
For these reasons, the nice smell, the good use and the cheap price - I will buy this product again
*This is a review for 'Tesco Value' polish as the above title and not 'Tesco Own brand' polish as the above picture*
I spotted this in Tesco and thought for that price I want to try it. At only 31p for a standard 300ml can it had to be a bargain, the next one up is 59p which is Tesco natural polish then the 'proper' polish is well over £1 so worth a go.
The Value range has had an upgrade it's now known as 'Everyday Value' and with the new design it looks much better. The polish comes in a white can with a white lid and is decorated with small pictures of household items in pink and purple. It tells us that it's 'Everyday Value furniture polish' and that it's formulated and developed for an easy clean and shine. The back is pretty full with information- instructions, care, storage etc. A good point is that it's not tested on animals by or for Tesco and is widely recycled.
The polish is the usual aerosol type, the lid is a removable one with the spray nozzle separate, as opposed to having the nozzle as part of the lid. Upto now the nozzle hasn't broken, it gives a nice fine spray.
Now to it's performance:
It's easy to use just spray on your surface the buff off with a cloth. There was some paint dried on our wooden floor from a slight spillage from an art project. I gave it a good spray and it did lift it off, I carried on and did the rest of the floor and it came up quite well (had the polish cost over £1 I would have been loathe to try it). Next to the tele, I just spray it straight on the screen and then wipe off, again it polishes okay and leaves the surfaces dust free for a couple of days- same for the stand which is black coated metal. I haven't got that many surfaces to polish but I do use polish for other things, shoes and pictures for example and the results are good enough, I don't get any streaking and it's easy to wipe off- there's no residue left. After a good polish my cloths are always dirty. I don't find I have to use more of this than any other brand, the can has lasted a few months but I don't polish everyday and haven't got many surfaces, but I do do the floor now and again.
The polish itself smells like lavender. I find the smell doesn't last though and perhaps doesn't smell as clean as when you use the well known brand (you know the one that smells like you've been busy cleaning all day!).
I would recommend it because of the price, it isn't as good as it's dearer counterpart but I wouldn't expect it to be for 31p.
4 stars from me but mainly for the price.
This particular furniture polish from Tesco's own range is a big let down in our house. The 300ml can is very cheap at only 64p so you think your're getting a great bragain when its actually false economy and you'd be far better off buying something like Mr Sheen or Pledge and paying the extra money. IT contains lavendar and beeswax so it's not a REALLY cheap product but is cheaper than rival brands such as Pledge or Mr Sheene.
The can is fairly plainly packaged in a deep purple / lavendar colour with a picture of an aging gentleman rubbing away at his table on the front of the tin and the words Furniture Polish. Instructions are on the reverse and you basically use it like you would any other furniture polish, by shaking the can beforehand and spraying from about 6 inches away and then cleaning with a dry clean cloth.
It doesn't spray well and the mist is not finely sprayed but seems to come out like someone has blown a raspberry all over your furniture. That was the first bad thing we noticed. Also, the nozzle gets clogged up quickly and you have to resport to poking it with a pin to dislodge the gunk. I may just have had a slightly didgy tin though.
The trouble with this polish is that it has barely any lavender fragrance (though my other haldf said she thought it was good and strong) and once you have cleaned the polish off there is always a residue left which is sticky and is very hard to remove. It ends up being the case that the table looked better before you'd attempted to clean it than afterwards due to the smears it leaves behind.
This stuff is a real disappointment and we chucked our can out as it was so bad it was just a fairly useless product.
We have friends who love this stuff and prefer it to the more expensive varieties but for us it is not recommended.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
My husband likes to save money where he can, so needless to say I prefer to do the shopping by myself. Unfortunately I ran out of furniture polish and was silly enough to ask him to get some on his way back from work. Queue forgetting my Mr. Sheen and hello Tesco's own brand.
This is Tesco's own brand furniture polish, lavender scented with added beeswax, and approx 64p to buy, which is about 50p cheaper than Mr. Sheen sells for at Tesco. The can is purple, no lid, just simply press down and spray. Also available in natural scent (ie. no scent)
The polish can be sprayed directly onto the surface or onto a cloth first. I have tried it both ways. The scent is very lavendery and I can smell it not only whilst I polish, but for a good hour afterwards albeit subtly. I like the smell and it is very pleasant in comparison to others I have tried.
The huge downside is that this polish does not do a good job at all. I have used it a few times now and I literally threw it in the bin today as it annoyed me so much. Whilst the spray comes out easily and well and is the same consistency as other brands and the same colour, (white) it is not very good. I found that as I polished the surfaces, the dust collected into little clumps which were then spread about. Normally when I polish a surface I expect the polish to stay on the cloth, not be spread around. This is particularly bad for me as I have asthma. I ended up having to polish each surface again with Mr. Sheen in order to get the job done properly.
Bad choice Tesco.
Just to verify this review is for the Tesco Lavender furniture polish as the picture shows and not the value one.
I tend to write shopping lists nowadays so I don't end of buying lots of not needed goodies, I had polish on my list a few weeks ago and just wanted a basic furniture polish at a good price, previously have used Mr Sheen. This particular can caught my eye due to my liking of the colour lilac it immediately stood out on the shelf. When I inspected it closer I found it was Tesco's own lavender furniture polish with beeswax.
It was priced at a reasonable 61p for the 300ml can so I thought I'd give it a try plus it also matches my lilac dish clothes and lilac sponges in the under sink cupboard lol.
This can has no separate lid to take off before use just push down to spray at the top.
This can is said to protect condition and shine and after several weeks of use it is doing exactly that. It sprays on easily and leaves the furniture looking shiny and free from dust. I'm not meant to but also polish the glass table with it and it does the job well.
My favourite thing about this polish though has to be the lavender scent, I don't notice it so much when actually doing the polishing but when I re enter a room that have already done there is a pleasant lavender aroma in the room not too strong but just enough like a air freshener has been sprayed. The scent lasts most of the day too so not a 10 minute wonder. I tend to spray polish onto the surfaces to be cleaned when using polish but you can spray direct onto the cloth as stated on the can.
I do feel I'm using it more often then my previous polish as I like using it so not sure if that is a good thing that I'm cleaning more or not.
I highly recommend this polish and I for one will always be purchasing this one when I need more.
After reading a review on Dooyoo a few months back about this polish I decided to try it out myself.
Usually I stick to Mr Sheen polish, but lately I'm trying new brands of products I usually use and this is one.
Tesco Lavender Furniture Polish, can of course be found on Tesco's shelves in the cleaning and household aisles.
The polish comes in a dominantly silver 300ml tin with a lavender coloured lid on top which also acts as the spray. The front of the tin tells us this is Lavender Furniture Polish with Beeswax which Protects, Conditions and Shines.
You use this polish the way you would any other by spraying surfaces and wiping with a dry polish cloth or spraying the cloth and then wiping the surfaces.
Now I don't love cleaning one bit but when I do clean I adore the different smells and scents that are associated with it so to experiment with a different scented polish to my usual Mr Sheen original I was a tad excited.
Spraying it onto my usual surfaces such as my tv stand, bannisters and coffee table I noticed straightaway the lavender scent. That light and airy, yet relaxing and warming scent that calms an atmosphere in any room in my home, which believe me is hard to do with two hyperactive 3 year olds lol. It sprays onto surfaces as a typical white, frothy polish and wipes surfaces easily and smoothly without leaving any smears or marks. It wipes away dust and leaves surfaces with a lovely, refreshing shine, until of course the dust reappears again, as usual. For me this polish works just as well as my usual Mr Sheen, but the scent is what wins me over. I'm a sucker for smells, especially around the home, air fresheners really do please me a little too much so to have a polish which almost acts as an air freshener as well is just brilliant. This polish costs just 60p which is around 40p less than leading brands of polish and in my opinion it works just as well. I'd say this is definitely one to try if you havn't already.
**This review is for Tesco Value furniture polish, not the next brand up as pictured**
This is one of my Cleaning Cupboard Staples - I have a lovely dark wood coffee table that has a high shine finish, the advantage of this being that it's unaffected by moisture so our glasses are safe (which is handy since Dogface likes the taste of coasters), but it needs polished daily to look perfect! So, I figure if I'm going to polish the coffee table I may as well polish my other teak furniture, so it always looks as beautiful as it should. And when you can get a 300ml can of furniture polish for just 31 brown pennies, why not?
Tesco Value Furniture Polish is just that . An excellent value polish. It comes in the basic value packaging (updated from Ciao pic) with information in many languages. The back of the can tells us the directions for use, storage and product information. It should not be used on French polished surfaces and also floors, baths and showers (for safety reasons). It is also highly flammable, so no smoking while doing the chores! It does have a Best Before date stamped on the bottom of the can, so make sure you check that.
It has the standard spray nozzle, and the product itself comes out in a fine spray, allowing you to evenly coat your surface. It does need a good shake though, otherwise the polish can come out too liquid. It still works and can still be wiped to a good shine, but it's easier if you get a good spray. I do find occasionally that the polish doesn't come out quite right and gunks at the nozzle. When this happens I have to clean the nozzle, but I view this is a minor inconvenience for the price to be honest.
To use it, Tesco recommends spraying onto a cloth and wiping the surface to be polished, but also details that spraying directly on to the surface is safe as well. This is what I always do, I coat my surfaces with a decent spray of this and buff buff buff! It brings my furniture up lovely and shiny, really enhances the natural colours in the wood and it smells as nice as more expensive branded polishes. The fresh scent doesn't tend to stick around for too long though, but I have other products specifically for fragrance so this doesn't put me up nor down.
It is formulated to protect wood and on my not-so-robust furniture, it does seem to stop marks forming; I've had a few tense moments when a cup has been plonked down onto my precious teak boutique furniture and I've had to stay calm (and quiet) until they leave and I can pick it up and check! The shine that results doesn't last as long as other brands I have used, but I think that should be expected with a value brand. And this does seem to repel dust pretty well for the rest of the day. Even using it more often still works out better value in my eyes, 31p blows branded polishes right out the water!
When it comes to cleaning, I need it to be done properly and using value branded products lets me do this at a very agreeable price. I would thoroughly recommend anyone give this polish a try. You never know, you could cut so much off your shopping bill!
I'm now 32 weeks pregnant and nesting has kicked in big style!! I'm driving my husband mad with the need to polish the house twice a day. So this bargin is a money saving god send.
This isn't due to the fact the polish is rubbish; I actually think it's a great product. This lavender Tesco polish set me back 59p for a 300ml can. Where the Mr Sheen equivalent is £1.33 for a 300ml can and I am yet to find the difference between the 2.
The can is a lavender purple colour with and open spray to (no lid). I'm not sure if I will be the only one but I find lids on cleaning products a pain as they either end up cracking on trying to pull them off or once you have finished cleaning you then spend 10minuets searching the house for the lid!! So for me it's a bonus it doesn't have a lid.
On using this product it recommends the following -
"Shake can well before use. Holding can upright, spray surfaces from a distance of 15-20cms. Wipe immediately with a soft clean cloth. Alternatively, spray directly onto the cloth and polish."
I use this polish on wood, glass, plastic and mirrors. I find it leaves a subtle lavender fragrance, no streaks and a great shine.
I would recommend this to anyone who uses polish...Unless you dislike the smell of lavender that is.
Tesco Value Furniture Polish currently sells at 30p for a 300ml can. Now compared to the leading brands out there this is a fantastic price saving as they normally sell for around the £1.30 mark.
When I first purchased this I was very sceptical as I didn't think that something priced so cheap would actually be any good, but at 30p I wasn't wasting my money. I was pleasantly surprised. It cleans just as well as all the other brands that I have ever purchased so this is the one that I will be happily sticking with.
As with any other furniture polish you either spray this directly onto the surface you are about to clean or straight onto the cloth and then polish away. I find that it leaves no streaks and you can see exactly where it has been sprayed as it is white in colour.
The only two niggles I have one the smell and two the design on the can. I would prefer a furniture polish to have a fruity or citrus smell so to fragrance the house and do two jobs at once but I can't expect everything for 30p. The design of the can is to fit in with the Value range so that's not going to change, I'm just being fussy.
I think a lot of people are on a tighter budget nowadays, me included, and that is why I decided to give Tesco Value Furniture Polish a try. At just 30p for a 300ml aerosol can I did doubt the quality. Other branded polishes are £1.35 so the Value Polish really is cheap , and to be honest I wasn't expecting too much from it.
The can is very plain, mainly white with just the Tesco value logo at the top and a red band across the middle with Furniture Polish written in it. The instructions are on the back of the can which are to spray the polish 15 to 20 cm's away from your furniture and wipe to a shine with a cloth. There is a warning not to use on French polished surfaces.
I found that I needed to shake the can a lot to get the polish to thicken up otherwise it was very watery. I sprayed it on my shelves and went to work. The polish rubs in well and does buff up to a nice shine. It removed dust and fingerprints and general marks very easily.
The polish really doesn't have that actual "beeswax polish" smell to it like the more expensive brands. It does have a faint whiff of polish but I had to smell and concentrate hard to detect it. I think this polish would be better if Tesco were to put a fragrance in it, Lavender or Lemon may be.
All in all I found the Tesco Value Polish not too bad. At 30p it's obviously not the best quality and if I had really expensive wooden or antique furniture I definatly would not use it. But while I'm watching the pennies I will stay with it.
I have been trying out some of the 'Value' brand of products in my local Tesco supermarket recently to see if I can save some money on my weekly shop.
The food and drink that I have tried from this range, well some of it has been good and some of it I have not liked at all but I suppose not all of them can be good.
There are a lot of non-food items in the Tesco Value range so my attention turned to some of them when I was doing my recent shop. One supermarket aisle in particular caught my attention as there were several things that I needed to stock up on. This aisle was the cleaning and household section.
I needed a few items for cleaning my house. One of the things that I bought was a canister of Tesco Value furniture polish.
The can is very basic and plain looking. It is a plain white can with just a little blue and red pattern and writing on it so I do not find it is attractive looking or eye catching to buyers in the supermarket.
The canister has a plastic lid to the top of it and this is white too. Underneath the lid is an aersol spray top so the furniture polish can be sprayed out of the can.
I have now been using the furniture polish spray on my desk and other furniture for about two weeks and I am quite pleased with the polish. I think that it gives a nice sheen to the wood and I like the way that it removes any sticky marks with just a quick rub with my duster and a small spray.
My coffee mug often has left a ring on my coffee table and this little mark is removed in seconds by using the spray.
I think the Tesco Value spray is almost as good as the brand of furniture polish spray that I usually buy and my furniture looks just as clean and nice as it usually does when I have done my housework. Any dust is removed from my computer desk and the shine to the wood is attractive.
The only bad thing I have to point out about the Tesco Value furniture polish spray is that the smell is horrible. I think my other brand of furniture polish has a horrible smell too though. I need to open the window when I am doing my dusting just to let the horrible smell out I really cant bear it.
The can of Tesco Value spray was very cheap and it only cost me around 40 pence. The can is quite a nice big size and will last me at least a month so I think this is very good value for a change!
When Tesco first started bringing out their Value Range I was a bit sceptical at buying anything, up until a few years ago I was very much a 'brand' person and also bought the best products on the market no matter what the cost. However since I am now a full time mother to three children and we have to get by on just my husbands wage I have become much more conscious about how much I spend on items in the weekly shop.
However once I began to try a few of the value products I was pleasantly surprised at how good products were, it is amazing that they can sell items so cheaply. I have since tried many of Tesco's value products and where as some I tried once and never again, others I have found are great and buy them on a regular basis. Tesco Value Furniture Polish is one of these items.
When I saw the furniture polish for 31p for just 300ml I could not believe how cheap it was, I mean some of the popular brands of furniture polish can cost between £1.50 to £2. At just 31p it was definitely worth trying.
Tesco Value Furniture Polish comes in a white can with the Tesco Value logo on, it looks very plain but what can you expect at that price. You are required to shake the can before use, then holding the can upright you need to spray surfaces from a distance of 15-20cms. Then wipe immediately with a soft clean cloth. This is the way that I use it but you can also spray directly onto the cloth and polish as usual.
It says on the can "this polish has been formulated to enhance and help protect wood" and I agree that it does do this. After using now for quite a few months I have found that this polish is really good at cleaning. I use it all the wood surfaces in my house and think it is just as good as any other polish I have ever used. It smells awful but then I think most polishs smell horrible.
At 31p for just 300ml, a can size which lasts ages, I think this polish is very good value for money. It cleans and protects the wood to a standard as good as any other brand I have ever tried and I will continue to buy this polish for a long time to come.
I've used this furniture polish for some time now, and it wasn't in a bid to save money but quite simply because it's the only one on the market which doesn't affect my asthma and have me reaching for my nebuliser after polishing my wooden furniture.
It does a very good job too leaving my furniture looking dust free with a lovely shine to it. I usually spray it onto the duster before wiping it across the surfaces because I find if sprayed directly onto varnished areas then it does leave a white slightly scummy mark which takes some elbow grease to rub away!
The aerosol spray is as good as any other polish I've used, it can be pressed down with different degrees of force for different strength sprays. I always push the spray about halfway down and I find this gives me adequate coverage for most of my items. The spray is easy to control and even when polishing the filigree legs on my kitchen table I was able to spray the polish into the various nooks and crannies to get the whole thing clean.
The finish of the polished furniture is excellent; after a quick rub with the duster the items are visibly more shiny than those objects which had yet to be done. It doesn't leave any sticky marks on the furniture whatsoever and any smears I notice later on it the day (why does that always happen?) are easy to buff out with a clean dry duster.
I honestly cannot understand why people continue to buy Pledge and other overpriced polishes, it just doesn't make a scrap of sense to me. This polish does exactly the same job and costs only 30p for the same sized can of polish that I bet most of you pay almost £1 and sometimes more for. Granted, this one isn't so strongly scented as other more expensive brands of polish but personally I find that an advantage as I am not overly fond of the scent of most perfumes.
Add this to the fact that this Tesco Value Polish doesn't make me cough and choke each time I want to do the dusting and I'm sold - well, I have been for a long time actually I just forgot to tell you all about it!
I have quite a lot furniture which is made of wood so I do go through a lot of polish so when I discovered Tesco Value Furniture Polish I thought I just give it ago and it only costs around 33p which I would say amazing.
So off I went with the polish in one hand and the duster in the other and started to use it on my Dining room table. It is so easy to use and so I sprayed a little on the table and I soon found that it came up with a lovely shine and the dust just disappeared.
I found the smell not as strong and overpowering like other brands of polish and that is a bonus for me as often I find I can get knocked out the the fragrances of many other furniture polishes
The design of the aerosal is the usual colour scheme of blue,red and white and it holds 330ml.
There are warning notice on the can saying this product is very flammable so care should be taken in using this product which I think would be on other brands of furniture polish.
On the can there are four othe languages with instructions so that is an advantage if you came from Poland, Czech,Hungary and Slovenia.
It is easily spotted on the supermarket shelf with the Blue,Red and White Tesco Value signage which you can find on other teco value products.
The Tesco Value furniture polish comes in the usual plain white packaging with blue stripes and red lettering. It is nothing fancy but with a product like furniture polish it is more about the job it does rather than what the packet looks like as it's not something that most people have on display around the house!
The polish is much cheaper than average at around 35p rather than over £1 like most others.
I find though that there is no compromise on effectivness as the polish sprays well and actually has a good thick, silky texture that rubs well into wooden surfaces. It absorbs well into the furniture and does leave the polished surface feeling smoother.
It is not over scented but does have a nice, fresh clean smell although this small does only seem to last for a day or so in the room where it has been used.
I regard this product as a good household essential for regular use without spending more than you need to.