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If you are among those people who adore their wood furniture, we know that you can get upset because of that stubborn water marks on your favorite chair or desk. But remember that water marks are not a big tragedy. With our tips caring for your wood furniture won’t be as difficult as it may seem. Follow our suggestions on how to deal with water marks found on your furniture.
First of all don’t forget that the sooner a water mark is treated, the better. Also, always follow manufacturer’s instructions for the particular finish of your furniture. Whether it your new valuable furnishings or the old ones, test the cleaning procedure in an inconspicuous area first.
So, let’s clean. Spread about 3 tsp of mayo on a paper towel. If you don’t want to use mayonnaise, you can substitute it with oil.
Put the paper towel with mayo on the white water mark. Then press lightly. Leave the towel with mayonnaise on the stain for about 10-20 minutes. If the stains on your wood furniture are old, leave the mayo or oil on all night.
Check the stain by lifting the paper towel. Stain should be gone. If the water mark still is there, rub more mayo into the stain. Reapply if necessary.
If more complicate repairs are needed, consult a furniture expert. Get professional advice if stain is stubborn or old.
What common pantry items do you use to clean your house? We all have heard of cleaning with lemon juice, baking soda, vinegar and even toothpaste, but what about cleaning with condiments? You may be amazed that in addition to the function of cooking your favorite foods and desserts, condiments like olive oil, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and syrup are also of valuable use around the house. All these condiments can help you keep your home spick and span.
Ketchup has been proven useful in returning tarnished brass or copper items to their shiny state. Apply the ketchup to a rag and rub onto tarnished brass or copper cookware. Let sit for a minute and then rub off gently. Ketchup’s acidity will lift and remove tarnish and give the item that extra shine.
Do not throw away the leftover mayonnaise. Use it in cleaning up wooden items around your house. Rub a dab of mayo on the mark. Let it sit for few minutes and wipe it away with a damp cloth. In this way you will remove crayon or paint marks from your wood furniture. So, next time you are planning to throw away that left-over mayonnaise or ketchup, think again. You can use these condiments in an efficient way.
Oil and Vinegar
Oil and vinegar aren’t meant only for your salad. Vinegar is a versatile product that can do everything. From cleaning your dishwasher to removing wallpaper you can rely on this condiment. Also vinegar can be used to remove burnt-on food stains. You can clean your microwave by combining 1/2 cup distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe mug. Then, microwave for 2-3 minutes and wipe clean. Vinegar can also be used in softening clothes during machine wash. If you want to give your furniture an extra polish mix oil and lemon juice, two parts to one.
Lemon juice is very useful in keeping brass items as new and shiny as they were before. Add salt to lemon juice and rub onto brass pieces. Oil and lemon juice can be combined in a 2:1 ratio. Use the mixed solution to give that extra shine to your furniture.
So, you can make your own cleaning products using oil, salt, vinegar, salt, water, etc. Don’t spend a lot of money on commercial cleaning products that can be even dangerous for your health. Make your own cleaning products using household items. For example, antibacterial soap is a toxic cocktail of chemicals that are harmful for your health. That’s why it’s better to use natural soap or make your own. If you want to make your own soap that’s safe for you and your family, gather the following ingredients: your favorite bar soap, washing soda and borax.
Whiten your teeth naturally without the use of chemicals
Everyone wants white teeth. But no one wants to fill their mouth with dangerous bleaching agents. Do you know that you can whiten your teeth naturally? Mix 1 ripe strawberry with 1 tsp baking soda and spread the pinkish paste on your teeth and leave for 5 minutes.
Homemade Beauty Products
Researches show that women absorb up to 5 pounds of damaging makeup chemicals every year. If you want to stay young and healthy, choose products made with organic ingredients. You can save your money by using condiments like olive oil or coconut oil to care for your skin. Apply them just before bed time and you will be amazed what they can do for your skin.