Furniture Polish & Oil Soaps
Since nearly all wood floors and most wood furniture have a urethane, enamel or acrylic finish, furniture polish, and oil soaps never touch the wood. They set on top of the synthetic finish making the surface shinny and leaving a slimy oily residue that attracts dust and dirt. The best care of finished wood surfaces is to clean the surface. If after cleaning you don’t care about leaving an oily residue apply a polish but remember you are not providing any conditioning benefit to the wood as the synthetic finish is protecting the wood.