Monday, August 24, 2015

cleaning vintage with polident

it does looks cleaner in person...
If you happen to use a vintage coffee cup you will know that they tend to stain very easily and are a bit of a pain to clean. Baking soda and elbow grease do work but I have found a much easier way to get ride of most of the grime and save your fingers. As the title suggests I use polident tabs to clean up a lot of my vintage items so here is what I do!

Simple fill with hot tap water and plop in a polident tab. Let it sit for an hour and rinse out. You may go back in an scrub any left over stubborn stains or let it be. This works on modern mugs as well and pretty much leaves no grime behind.

crock pot:
So this is not vintage but if you cook with a crock pot you know there is always cooked on food even if you use a liner bag. By adding in a polident tab to your overnight soak you can almost get away with not having to scrub it, just rinse with a cloth.

I pretty much soak every new brooch or earring a bring home in polident. It gets in all the crevasses of rhinestone jewelry and cleans up enamel easily. I have never tarnished a piece but to be safe I would not soak for more than an hour.

Anybody else have any good and easy tips to clean up vintage?

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic tip! Thank you very much for sharing it with us!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica