If you have a build up of excess polish?make a solution of white vinegar and water. Dip a cloth in? wring it out?and wipe the piece down?
This will strip away any old polish without damaging the wood.
To prevent that buildup in the first place ?.make a natural wood furniture polish.
Just cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a jar?using a strainer to keep the pits and pulp out? Add a tablespoon of olive oil and add a tablespoon of water..
Shake it up? Now add a little to a cloth and start polishing.
If you're furniture is looking a little dried out from being exposed to a sunny spot in your home?restore it's moisture with a little petroleum jelly.
Using a soft cloth?just rub a little onto the piece and then, use another clean cloth to buff it to a shine. This also helps hide small nicks and scratches?.
No petroleum jelly? Head to the fridge and use some mayonnaise!
The mayo adds moisture, and cleans and conditions the wood too!
Try it?I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!