Hands up if you’ve ever left a lovely bit of vintage glass decor behind at the charity shop because it was in less than sparkling condition.
The next time you spy a pretty yet grimy glass piece of history snap it, follow my easy tips and have it shined up and ready to display in a jiffy!
Here’s how to clean glass decor:
White vinegar helps to remove the hazy grime layer that can build up over time. Dampen a cloth with pure white vinegar and wipe it over the glass item from top to bottom then rinse with clear water.
Soak the glass item in few drops of dishwashing liquid mixed in a sink or container of warm water, the dishwashing liquid will cut through the grease and built up dust and make it easier to wipe off.
A dampened ball of newspaper works a treat for cleaning streaks and fingerprints from glass and mirrors. Simple wipe with the damp ball and then polish with a dry piece of newspaper.
Cloudy glass can be revived by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly (aka: vaseline), leaving it overnight and then wiping it off with a mild mixture of dishsoap and warm water.
Remove stubborn water spots with a mixture of two parts water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle. Generously spritz the affected glass, let sit for up to an hour (or longer if needed) and then wipe with a clean dry cloth or newspaper.
Cleaning products to avoid :
– abrasive cleansers or scouring pads can scratch the glass surface
– chlorine bleach-based cleaners can damage the shiny finish that is usually applied to glass items