Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner Review

Posted on May 29 2013 - 6:47pm by Susan Bewley

Like many of you, I am not a big fan of cleaning. While I don't have kids, I have a mini zoo in my house which consists of one Alaskan malamute puppy, ten rats (anyone looking for babies?), six bearded dragons, and two turtles. With the pup alone it's not too surprising that my house isn't always perfect. One of the things I hate doing the most though is dusting, especially furniture. In my home, furniture is often just a horizontal surface, meaning that things get stacked for an indefinite amount of time and gather dust. With people coming over this weekend, I figured it was time to clean, which meant fighting the layers of dust and junk on my furniture. Knowing that it was time to clean, I decided to finally give the Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner I was asked to review a try.

Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner: What is It

For over 60 years, people have been using Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner. This cleaner was first invented in 1951 by a widow and her three sons in the garage in Denver, Colorado. It very quickly took off, quickly becoming a very well known and trusted household name. As well, it is still made right here in the United States, using natural organic oils that deep clean, moisturize, and protect natural wood without using harmful waxes or polishes. It works on all natural woods, including furniture, moldings, doors, and also on most metal surfaces.

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Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner: Cleaning

Right now, I am kicking myself that I waited so long to use Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner. While I always intended to give this cleaner a fair review, I wasn't certain it could possibly replace my Method Wood for Good Cleaner. Boy did this wood cleaner surprise me! After one wipe over, my coffee table didn't just look clean, but like it did when it was purchased, over six years and three moves ago! Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner left it with a natural shine that I have never seen produced by other cleaners on the market. Best of all, it was easy to spray, and left no mess or residue behind.

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Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner: Smell

When I first sprayed Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner on my coffee table, I was a bit surprised. I didn't smell anything. Having read that it has an almonds scent, this was not what I was expecting. What shocked me more was there wasn't a scent until I started rubbing the liquid into the furniture. It was then I picked up a nice, but not overpowering almond scent. As someone who hates the smell of sharp cleaners of fake scenting chemicals, I have to say this was a pleasant, very happy surprise for me (especially since I refuse to use overly smelly cleaners).



Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner: Overall

I have to say that this is hands down the best furniture polish and wood cleaner I have ever used. Before I had tried Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner, I was a huge fan of Method's Wood for Good Cleaner. While I still love Wood for Good, this is the polish to use when you really want your furniture to look like new. Since this is made with all natural, organic oils, I feel comfortable using this product in my house. Since I would recommend this product to just about anyone, I would happily give it an A+ rating.  Currently, you can purchase this product as Lowes, Wal-Mart, Amazon, or the Scott's Liquid Gold website. To get the latest information  on this product and their sales, make sure to check out their Facebook & Twitter Pages.

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Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review , but did receive a can of Scott's Liquid Gold for review purposes from All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.


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.

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

  1. Maria Iemma May 30, 2013 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I have been a loyal customer of Scott's Liquid Gold for many years. Wonderful on wood and I trust the brand

    • Susan Bewley May 30, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

      I actually called my mother to tell her about it yesterday and she was shocked I didn’t know about it! It really is great1

  2. marissa lee May 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    my mom always used this and now i use it's really good on wood..

  3. krystel May 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    wow never knew it was that good 

  4. Helga June 1, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I get coupons for this product, and now I want to buy a can!

  5. Maureen G June 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    My kitchen cupboards would benefit from Liquid Gold

  6. Mitzi Fisher June 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I have always used Liquid Gold and I love the smell. I have used it on finishing furniture and it works wonders.

  7. sharon fuentes June 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I have used this for years— the best for kitchen cabinets.

  8. md kennedy July 16, 2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Not only is Scotts Liquid Gold one of the best for maintaining your wood furniture, it always brings back awesome memories of my childhood and finally being old enough for my grandmother to trust me doing her dusting with the Scotts when I visited her!

  9. LG November 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    The odor may not be quite so strong if you are just doing a single piece of furniture, in the summer, with the house doors and windows open. But if you do as my wife just did, and use it on all the kitchen cabinets, woodwork, doors, and furniture on 2 levels of our home… the heating season….well, I had to run our commercially rated ventilation system for 2 whole days to stop my sinuses from burning. The stuff reeks, plain amd simple. They need to develop an odorless version! It works marvelously well in appearance, but I hate the odor..

  10. Stan September 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    This product is NOT to be used on veneer or laminates. One application on a handmade Demilune table ruined the vaneer and destroyed my table that took over a 100 hours to make. The vaneer cracked in the middle and raised on the edges.

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