Make a Nontoxic Metal Polish from Pantry Staples
If you have some metal in need of polishing but you're not a fan of using noxious-smelling commercial metal polishes, this simple DIY recipe is surprisingly effective.
How to Remove Rust From Antique Metal | Hunker
Antique metal is still available today in many forms. Serving dishes, jewelry, toys, tea sets, furniture and other items both large and small. In most cases, antique metal was not made with protective coating to prevent rust. This means that when the antique metal is exposed to a lot of moisture, rust may develop.
How To Clean Glass To Make It Sparkle
I got a tip from a friend the other day that I thought I'd share. We bought a foyer light at an antique store that was going out of busines...
How to Remove Stains from your Antique China, Pottery and Porcelain
Have you ever passed up purchasing a wonderful piece of art pottery, flow blue, transferware or any other collectable ceramic or porcelain because it had horrible crazing or other stains? I know I have. Condition, condition, condition is the mantra that has been drilled into our heads. Only buy the best when purchasing our collectables and antiques.
How to restore this antique washboard?
I found this washboard at an antique shop's moving sale. I bought it for $15, not knowing anything about it, or whether it could be restored to its former glory. It is in good condition (no chips on the glass, but some wear on the wood is very evident). You can see in the pictures below that there is some white stuff (paint? wear?) that I don't know how to remove without damaging the piece. There are the words "Crown Glass" on one side, and I'd like to make them more evident. I'm ask…
Cleaning Antique Glass Jars (Mason Jars)
Cleaning Antique Glass Jars (Mason Jars): In this easy Instructable, I will show you how to clean the mud and crud off of antique (and not so antique) jars. No fancy chemicals or detergents and barely any elbow grease! Just grab up: *a dirty jar *plastic scrub brush *gently dish soap (if y…
How to Clean Cloudy Antique Glass | Hunker
Antique glassware, vases and bottles may be yellowed or cloudy for any number of reasons, such as mineral deposits and residue left behind from liquids once inside them. Instead of resorting to harsh chemicals, clean your favorite finds with natural glass-cleaning solutions such as vinegar or baking soda.
Cleaning old glass bottles - pinning this because I went to an antique store today and fell in love with old bottles. Decorating with them someday but need to know how to clean them! :)
HOW TO REMOVE STAINS FROM ANTIQUE CHINA Pour enough 40% peroxide into a plastic tub to submerge the china (use gloves and protective glasses) and put the lid on the tub. It should take about a fortnight for bad stains. Check daily. Once the stain has disappeared, rinse china thoroughly and soak for two or three hours in clean, warm water. DID IT.