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A powerful, non-toxic furniture cleaner and wood conditioner, popular for everything from routine furniture maintenance to antique restoration.

General Finishes Orange Oil

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Orange Oil is a powerful furniture cleaner and wood conditioner, popular for everything from routine furniture maintenance to antique restoration. It can be used on any finish and does a superb job of removing everyday dirt and dust. Often compared to lemon oil, which contains mineral spirits, Orange Oil differs in that it has a mineral oil base that is completely non-toxic. Orange Oil is all natural, non-combustible and made from real orange rinds. We love its fresh citrus scent. Sold by the pint.

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(1) Pint of General Finishes Orange Oil
More Information
Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number ORANGE OIL -PT
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • For cleaning and conditioning wood
  • Non-toxic, all natural and non-combustible
  • Sold by the pint
Tech Docs
Coverage N/A
Dry Time N/A
Finish Gloss
Color Clear
Size Pint
Use Interior
4.9 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Orange oil stain
So far I have only used orange oil on two small projects, but it is a lovely, gentle stain that only adds a small amount of darkening to the wood. I'll definitely keep it in my stain cupboard. Stan Scott
July 14, 2018
2 months ago
Better than expected
Didn't just clean but restored the color to our table.
March 13, 2018
6 months ago
October 16, 2017
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Does a fantastic job in cleaning antique wood surfaces.
October 1, 2017
1 year ago
General Finishes Orange Oil
I have a large collection of Hopi Katchina Dolls, all are wood and some very delicate. I won't use anything but pure orange oil on them, and General Finishes make the best that I have ever used!!
January 30, 2017
1 year ago
works great
November 21, 2016
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
GF Orange oil
We've been using general finishes orange oil for years. It is the best polish I've used for maintenance .
September 12, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Surprisingly awesome
The original reason I bought this item was because I wanted something safe to use on the arm-r-seal I used on my table. I was mainly concerned with not ruining the finish itself but I was surprised to note that using it not only cleaned the table well but it imparted a nice luster to the finish. Im not sure what is in it but man it looks good. Would buy again.
May 1, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for hiding scratches
I bought this to clean and polish church pews that have been badly scratched over the last 25 years. The pews are stained dark, but the raw wood is very light, probably pine. Even the deepest scratches have darkened with the orange oil -- not perfect but only stripping and refinishing would be better. For the price and a little work, this can't be beat.
March 4, 2014
I've been using this stuff on...
I've been using this stuff on fine hardwoods for years! It restores as it cleans. Nothing better for removing wax from porous wood surfaces and it's not toxic!
September 12, 2010
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Have been using this for years on my antiques. Won’t use anything else.
Tonya P on Aug 8, 2018
The Best Orange Oil around
Sherman B on Feb 21, 2018
Have been using this for years on my antiques. Won’t use anything else.
Tonya P on Aug 8, 2018
It is a great product. It works well into the woodwork, with ease. It is not sticky. 4 rooms plus a stair well. Smells good as well.
John G on Mar 9, 2018
The Best Orange Oil around
Sherman B on Feb 21, 2018
I like it!
Willy on Jan 8, 2018
DANIEL K on Sep 23, 2017
does a great job on furniture
Paula V on Feb 3, 2017
to replace " What I Use" which is no longer available
Ken W on Jun 10, 2016
like orange oil for my workbench cleanup
Dale T on Dec 31, 2015
Recommended to help care for our grand piano
Lisa S on Nov 8, 2015
I use this product and I am pleased with how it cleans and polishes my natural cherrywood furniture. It is a phenomenal product! I would recommend this product to other people that are looking for an exceptional furniture polish!
Dwayne M on Nov 3, 2015
Just to try
Richard S on Sep 22, 2015
Have used it before and it is perfect. A great shine without oil pooling on top. Stunning on my antique desk.
Louise S on Aug 28, 2015
A great product for preserving outdoor furniture.
David T on Aug 25, 2015
It is a great product. It works well into the woodwork, with ease. It is not sticky. 4 rooms plus a stair well. Smells good as well.
John G on Mar 9, 2018
I like it!
Willy on Jan 8, 2018
I have a piece stained with GF gel stain and finished with GF Satin Finishing Wax. Would you use this for maintenance or stick with the wax?
Emmett D on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Emmett. I can only speak to using this product on my dark-stained solid oak furniture. As for the product, itself, it is great. The description notes that it can be used on any finish, so if you do try it, maybe try just a small amount in small and inconspicuous area of the piece in question to see if you like the result of use. My other suggestion would be to call Rockler and inquire. I was told about this product originally by a professional wood-worker/furniture repair specialist, so I called Rockler to inquire further, and a gentleman at the Minnesota Rockler location was very helpful about explaining the purposes of this product. I really like this product. I seems to clean and polish my solid oak bedroom furniture very nicely. I gives a shine and an appearance as though the wood is new and has been moisturized. It lists on the bottle that it replenishes oils in wood. It seems to hold the shine longer between dustings, as well. A really nice, clean citrus scent to it. The last thought I would add is that your question stated "Satin finish", and this product definitely leaves a shiny, glossy appearance as a result of using, that fades naturally over about a month's time, or until it is applied at the time of the next cleaning and dusting usage. Even if you decide not to use it on the piece of furniture described in your question, I would still recommend this product for cleaning and polishing of other general furniture pieces. No wax build-up with usages. It is non-toxic and I do not find it to be harsh or damaging in any way. I felt safe about using it since it was used by a professional furniture repair technician. I am really careful and try to take great care of my oak pieces of furniture, and this has worked great for me. It is made by "General Finishes" in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The manufacturer's phone number is listed online if you wanted to call them directly. I hope this information was helpful to you. Good luck and best wishes. :)
BarbaraQ on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, I wouldn't use this. The orange smell is intense -- it's made from orange rinds. There are excellebt, food-safe oil products specifically for wood prep surfaces. They are clear and neutral, and don't go rancid as an olive oil or vegetable oil would. I have used several different brands and am not partial. Warm the oil with your hand and rub it in liberally. Or pour on to condition dry wood and wipe back what doesn't soak in. I condition knife handles and boards at least once a month or after a good scrubbing. Look for "food safe" on the label.
What are the other ingredients in General a Finishes Orange Oil?
E L on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, don't know the ingredients. I use it on tables that I had previously finished with Velvit Oil to refresh the finish after a year or more. Was very effective.
I had a custom oak cabinet made to match our existing kitchen and the color is not as orange. Can GF orange oil make the color a little orange?
Vincent T on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will a bit. Imagine the finish a bit darker when you use orange oil. It will also darken as you use it. One caution is that if the piece is sealed the orange oil may not penetrate well. I've used it on reclaimed maple flooring and on oak furniture I be made and like the results
I have an outdoor coffee table that has a teak top sealed with teak sealer (Semco.) This table gets partial sun exposure broken up by the overhead pergola slats. I would like to freshen up the deepness of the teak occasionally without having to add more sealer. Could I possibly use this product as an occasional color rejuvenater without buildup? I still plan on maintaining this teak top once a year with a deep cleaning and re-seal treatment. I just don’t want to mess with the teak as far as a chemical reaction or buildup. Is this safe to use as an occasional cleaner?
David S on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Use SEMCO 2 part teak cleaner to clean your table. Then use SEMCO Honeytone teak sealer.
I’ve used this on my Gloster dining set and Smith/Hawken teak furniture for many year. I’m very pleased with the results. I think you would be happy also.
Hope this helps
Can orange oil be used as finished on restore cabinet doors to?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will depend on the surface prep. The orange oil need to be able to penetrate the wood otherwise it may float on the surface and leave an oily residue. I used it on unfinished maple flooring (no varnish or polyurethane). Still took it 24 hours or more to be absorbed
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