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We clean table silver, mirrors and crystal vases with improvised means.
In today's issue of Bytprosvet, we will tell you how to clean table silver to a shine, how to make the mirror sparkle clean without the help of chemistry, and why soap is contraindicated to gilding.
A holiday in the house is always a test for the hostess. After all, it is very important that everything is perfect to the smallest detail. So, we are waiting for guests and induce a marafet in the house.
Silver cutlery can be cleaned by dropping them into a pot of hot water in which 2 tablespoons of salt are dissolved and a piece of household aluminum foil is put.
Silver and silver plated items well cleaned with tobacco ash.
Darkened family silver it is easy to return to its original form by lowering it for several minutes in a bath with a soapy solution, in which several drops of ammonia have been added. If you have family gold, clean it, holding it for some time in hydrochloric or sulfuric acid.
Bronze In no case should you clean it with detergents intended for cleaning metals. Carefully wash the bronze ware with water, wipe dry, and remove the stains by wiping these places with half of the onion.
Copper and brass items, even if they have not been peeled for a long time, will sparkle again if you wipe them with a soft cloth, which you will dip first in vinegar and then in salt. And do not forget: you need to clean the metal in a circular motion.
Mirror wipe soaked in salt water and a well-wrung piece of skin. But make sure that during cleaning the water does not fall over the edge: salt destroys the amalgam.
Darkened Crystal Decanters and Vases Do not wash with hot water. Crystal is usually wiped with blued dry starch, and then wiped dry with a woolen cloth. Crystal vessels are also cleaned with a mixture of coarse salt with vinegar, or even simpler - coffee grounds with the addition of a small amount of cold water. The vessels should be shaken vigorously.
Porcelain dishes with gilding it is not recommended to wash with soap - gilding may fade.