Cleaning Decorative Items At Home
Published on Monday, 24 August 2009
Every home has its own set of decorative items and these will require cleaning on a regular basis. Since most of us tend to collect decorative artefacts and items for our homes, these need to be maintained and polished frequently. If you plan to clean these decorative items in your home, here are a few tips to get started.
Some of the most common decorative items in the home are brass artefacts. These items can easily lose their shine and patina over a period. Hence, polishing and cleaning the surfaces from dust, oil, grease and rust is essential. One homemade solution, which you can make easily, is a combination of salt and lemon juice. Simply take half a lemon, dip it into salt and rub the brass surface with the lemon skin. All the grease and dirt should come off easily and what you are left with is a brass item, which looks as good as new!
One of the other common decorative items in any home are ceramic items. These are very fragile and often tend to accumulate plenty of dust, especially if left outside. If you have kept some ceramic decorative items on the mantelpiece these are bound to get dirty very fast. In such cases, you can use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with a little bit of water to clean the ceramic surfaces. This helps get rid of dust and it leaves the ceramic surface clean and shiny.
Many people love collecting antique and beautiful silver ware. Silver can undergo oxidation on its surface and lose its natural shine over a period. To restore the natural shine, tooth powder works wonders. Just take an old toothbrush, dip it into a mixture of tooth powder and a bit of water. Then, use the toothbrush to rub over the silver surface gently. All the faded appearance should vanish and you will be left with a beautiful, shiny silver item! More news