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Removing years of dust and dirt build up on wood furniture can take a lot of time and elbow grease. Well, there may be an easier way to bring furniture back to life.

From tables to pianos, antiques are stripped to their bare wood at Heilmann's Refinishing. But, it can take days to refinish and polish a piece of furniture.

"We are always looking for products that will bring back the luster and the shine to make it look good and clean again," says Jim Heilmann, the owner of Heilmann’s Refinishing.

Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk sells for around $10, and promises to bring furniture back to life.

"It has seen wear and tear,” says Heilmann. “A plant sat on it. Different things have scratched it, and you can just feel it. It's kind of dirty, gritty."

One word of caution, while the Dutch Glow is meant to clean and polish your furniture, it's not designed to fix surface damage.

We shook the bottle and began spraying the top of the piano.

"We'll see how much we have to put on. It seems like it comes out in a nice mist," says Heilmann.

After we had the surface covered, it was time to wipe dry with a soft cloth. But, there was still more work to be done.

"We may have to do this more than once," says Heilmann.

Once again, we repeated the same steps on the same part of the piano. Only this time, we noticed a difference.

"See, now this is starting to have a glow to it," says Heilmann.

But, what about those water marks on the front of the piano?

"I think it's trying to work whatever ingredients are in there," says Heilmann.

In the instructions, it says Dutch Glow "usually" helps remove these marks depending on the severity of the water or heat mark. But, that wasn't the case this time. You may have to try several applications before you'll notice any improvements.

"This looks like some kind of coffee cup possibly or a drink cup mark, and it did not take that ring out," says Heilmann.

The Dutch Glow helped us remove a lot of dirt, but did it bring back to life this piano?

"I would give it a thumbs up,” says Heilmann. “I think it's a good cleaner."

If there are any "As Seen on TV" products you would like Amy to try out, email her at afox@kmot.com or leave her a message on the KMOT Facebook page.

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