Heritage Auctions states that the best way to clean antique glass is by hand with lukewarm water and mild dish washing soap, and then towel drying afterward. Never use hot or cold water, as the temperature change can shatter the glass. Using a dishwasher is a risky method that is not recommended, as the vibration can shatter the glass.Continue Reading
Heritage Auctions further explains that normal dirt is not the only factor that can ruin the appearance of antique glass. Glass can also suffer from mineral buildup that gives it a dull, cloudy appearance. There are several ways to remove this foggy appearance.
In all cases, if water is used, ensure it is of moderate temperature. If the object is a container, it can be filled with a mix of water and ammonia for a few hours, which should dissolve the offending deposits. Instead of an ammonia mixture, the object can be filled with water with a denture cleaning tablet added. Petroleum jelly removes light calcium deposits when it is applied and left in place for a few days. Some toothpastes also work with removing calcium deposits from glass. Tub and tile cleaners are actually designed for the same sort of mineral removal, and work on glassware, as well.Learn more about Cleaning Products
Palmolive Original dish soap contains the active and inactive ingredients water, ammonium C12-15 pareth sulfate, SD Alcohol 3-A, lauramidopropylamine oxide and sodium chloride. It also contains magnesium sulfate, fragrance, poloxamer 124, pentasodium pentetate, preservative, sodium bisulfite and dyes. There are several other dish soaps by Palmolive that contain slightly different ingredients.Full Answer >
To clean an acrylic bathtub, soak the inner tub surface in warm water mixed with dish liquid, wipe off the stains, rinse the inner surface, rub the stains on the rim and outer surface with baking soda and dish liquid respectively, and rinse it. Then, dry and polish the tub.Full Answer >
A five-minute recipe for making homemade Armor All calls for baby oil, Dawn dish soap, water and a spray bottle to apply the mixture to tires and car interior. The baby oil is the key ingredient, and you can make four spray bottles of homemade Armor All with one large bottle of dollar-store baby oil.Full Answer >
Making a wood floor cleaner is as simple as mixing a little dish detergent with hot water, or combining 1/8 cup of plant-based liquid soap, 1/8 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1 gallon of water. Some users like to add a few drops of essential oil to give the concoction a fragrance.Full Answer >