How do you clean a greasy ceiling fan? We are all aware that fans collect dust that’s sticky and hard to remove. The sticky stuff could be oil used as the motor lubricant of the fans or it can be airborne greasy particles from regular cooking. Dusting the fans weekly is important to prevent build up and a good thorough cleaning every six weeks to two months is good. First, turn off the fan and examine the blade for any signs of oil leakage. You may need to add a squirt of oil to ensure smooth running operation of the motor. If the fan blades are wooden, first swab it with a slightly damp rag to prevent dust from spreading. Spray an all purpose cleaner on another rag and wipe clean. For other finishes, check your manual for different method of cleaning.
How about rings on wooden furniture? They should be treated as soon as you notice them. Dip a slightly damp cotton cloth in a dollop of real mayonnaise combined and mixed with cigar or cigarette ashes. Rub it gently on the mark. You can also make a half and half mixture of toothpaste and baking soda. Use a damp cloth and gently rub the paste over the mark. Repeat process if necessary than polish the furniture as you normally would.