Natures wonder cleaning product
An aqueous solution of acetic acid and trace chemicals. Otherwise known as Vinegar. A trusted household item, many underestimate its cleaning powers. Due to its acidity it makes a great cleaning product, dissolving soap scum and eradicating glue traces of sticker glue. Read our handy tips below for more uses for this wonder cleaning product.
Removes pen marks
Has the budding young artist in your home decorated a painted wall with a Ballpoint? Or have they scribbled all over your desk while playing “Office”? Don’t lose your rag. Instead grab a damp cloth or sponge and dab some full strength white vinegar onto the masterpiece. Repeat until the marks are gone. Then consider buying your child a nice big sketch pad.
Remove winter salt stains from shoes by wiping with a cloth dampened with a vinegar solution. Use one tablespoon of vinegar to half a pint of water.
Keep your glass shower screens sparkling. Have a handy bottle of neat vinegar in the bathroom. Lightly spray the shower door, rinse with the shower head and hey presto…a lovely clean, smear and limescale free door.
For beautifully clean and streak free windows, simply wash with equal parts white vinegar and water solution.
Making metal shine
Brass, bronze and copper can shine like new. Make a paste of equal parts white vinegar and baking soda and then wait for the fizzing to stop. Use a clean, soft cloth of paper towel to rub the paste into the item until the tarnish is gone. Rinse with cool water and buff dry with a soft towel.
Keep your windscreen ice free. Mix 3 parts white vinegar to one part water and coat the windscreen with this solution. Not only will it prevent ice and frost, you will also have a lovely clean windscreen.
Keep those pesky weeds at bay on your patio or driveway. Simply spray full strength white vinegar onto the weed, ideally near the base so it soaks into the roots. If it rains the following day you may need to reapply. Keep away from lawns so as not to turn your grass brown.
I hope you found these vinegar cleaning tips useful. Always be careful when using chemical and follow directions. When using highly concentrated vinegar on delicate fabrics, or natural stone such as granite and marble, we recommend you test on an inconspicuous area first.
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