Method Wood for Good Polish Review

Posted on Aug 3 2012 - 11:55pm by Susan Bewley

Am I the only crazy person who does fall cleaning? During the months of July and August, I start going through an all out cleaning of my home. A lot of it may very well be that I am a fall person. I love nothing more than going out walking in the mountains or taking a field trip to the local farmers market. To make sure I'm out of the house and enjoying nature, I try keeping the house as clean as possible during the fall.  Luckily, no one said fall cleaning had to be dirty business, especially with an arsenal of all natural cleaners.

One of the things that is fun with fall cleaning is being able to take advantage of all the sales that are happening due to college students going back to school. This is usually one of the best times to stock up on green cleaners, especially from and the big box retailers. As many of you may know, I have a soft spot for Method cleaners, mostly since they do an amazing job and don't have the sort of smell that makes me want to air out my entire apartment AFTER cleaning.  Since I love Method's Squirt and Mop Cleaner, I decided to give Method's Wood for Good Polish a try. 

Method Wood for Good Polish

Like most other products made by this green company, the Method Wood for Good Polish is completely non-toxic and made from plant based chemicals. Having pets always in our apartment, it is important to us that everything in our apartment is non-toxic and pet safe. As an animal lovers, I am quite happy that Method doesn't and never will test any of its products on animals.  As a rule of thumb, any good company that sells green cleaners should never test their products on animals. It is also good knowing the container and chemicals are completely biodegradable, meaning that they will naturally deteriorate quickly should any of my cleaners find a way out into the wild.

As for Method's Wood for Good Polish itself, like many other all natural cleaners, this polish is wax free and safely conditions your furniture without making it greasy or leaving a nasty buildup. If you aren't for sure what I'm talking about, it means that your furniture will be conditioned without leaving those nasty white streaks that are can sometimes dry into your furniture (might I add these are a major pain to get OFF your furniture too.) While I have heard you can avoid these streaks by using homemade cleaners, I have never had much luck with them, finding that they actually make my furniture look worse. 

Method Wood for Good Polish: Effectiveness

Since Method's Wood for Good Polish isn't in an aerosol can, this is a good start in my book. Even though many manufacturers have moved away from these bottles, most furniture polish for some reason is still in these terrible metal spray bottles.  Personally, I hate them not only as someone who tries being Earth friendly, but frugal. There is so much product left in these cans and it always infuriates me! With Method's polish in a normal squirt bottle, I am able to use every last drop of it, making me a very happy lady! After using this all natural cleaner for a few months, I am also happy to report that a very little goes a long way, especially if you are using a cotton cloth (or worn-out socks, like we use in our household). 

Method Wood for Good Polish: Smell

If you are someone who loves Method's Squirt& Mop Cleaner, you will love Method's Wood for Good Polish .  Unlike many all natural cleaners  that claim to smell the same, the almond scent in this polish smells exactly like the floor cleaner. To me, this is a major plus since I can't stand having a mixing of smells when I'm cleaning. While most of my green cleaners are made from natural essences, they are still powerful and can easily give you a headache if they are overused at once – not so with this polish, with its mild almond scent.

Method Wood for Good Polish: Overall

For anyone who has tried Method's products, I am happy to say that his all natural cleaner is just as good as its synthetic counterparts. Not only does your house smell great, but you furniture has a beautiful shine that I thought was only possible with nasty wax cleaners. I can happily give Method's Wood for Good Polish an A+ rating, making it a must for any green household!

Note: Budget Earth & its writers did not receive compensation or products from said company for this post and it's completely the opinion of the writer.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Elizabeth Owens August 4, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

    This company and product is new to me! We have pets so I always need to seem to be cleaning the house. I really love that this is a natural cleaner. Awesome!

  2. Holly (Woman Tribune) August 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    You are definitely not the only one who does fall cleaning! Throughout the past week I have been going through my house rearranging things, dusting, really deep cleaning, and the house is so much better for it! All of my living room furniture–coffee table, side table, entertainment center, DVD cabinet–were handmade by my father, so I am always looking for gentle yet effective wood cleaners, and this seems like a great product. Love the fact that it isn't a troublesome, messy wax that gets on everything and leaves furniture unable to be touched for days. Thanks for the review!

    • Susan Bewley August 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      My husband didn’t believe me until he tried it. He was all about Pledge & complained when I switched to this. He now loves it. I think it makes polishing sooo much easier. I’m glad I’m not the only person who does Fall cleaning ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Angie August 20, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I am with you on the fall cleaning! I do it every fall too! I didn't know that Method had a wood cleaning product, I am definitely going to check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. J. Ivy Boyter August 20, 2012 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I'm always up for trying new products and there are a few from Method I love (some I don't).  Running low on my pledge, so maybe I'll try this next ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Susan Bewley August 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      I like most Method products but there are some that I think are so so. I am not a fan of any of their hand soaps, dish soaps, or dishwasher detergents. They just don’t seem to work as well imo.

  5. Nita August 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I need to buy one of these for our kitchen.  Thanks for sharing your review.  It is very helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Shan August 21, 2012 at 10:54 am - Reply

    This is by far, my favorite wood cleaner! I just finished a bottle the other day and I'm SO sad! I need to get more asap!

  7. Melinda Dunne August 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I have used some of their products before but I haven't tried this yet-I will now!

  8. Tamara August 23, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I seen a coupon for this stuff and wondered how good it worked.  thank you so much for sharing this with us. I will definitely be on the look out for it now.

    • Susan Bewley August 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      If the coupon is still good I think Target has one right now that with that and the coupon on the bottle you can try it for free ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sue Invegas August 24, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Sounds good! I need to get some to try! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Malia August 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I'd love to try this on our wood furniture

  11. Alaina Bullock August 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I have heard such good things about Method, and I would really love to try this wood cleaner!  I have a lot of wood furniture and it shows dust so easily!

  12. MamaBreak August 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I am always looking for a good deal to save money and the environment!

  13. Patty A August 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I love natural cleaning products and this one sounds like a good one. 

  14. Alaina Bullock October 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I just wanted to stop back by and put in my two cents!  I finally went and got some of this polish, and I am so happy I did!  I like it much better than my old brand.  My furniture looks brand new!  So thank you again!

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