I have tried a lot of cleaning supplies for my furniture & decor throughout the years & I wanted to share my three favorite products that help bring thrifted finds to life or keep your treasured pieces beautiful. My first is a go to for any metal objects. Especially the er, umm, nastier variety that sometimes make it home after a trip to the local thrift shop. You know you have picked those up too. Well after many attempts to find the best, I have always had the best luck with Bar Keepers Friend to resurrect a tarnished piece into a stunner. Depending on the piece I will either use an old t-shirt or a baby's tooth brush (the softer the bristles the better!) The toothbrush is great for getting into those cracks or crevices of more detailed items. After applying & rinsing be sure to buff for a brilliant shine.
Also, if you have a bad stain on brass that the Bar Keepers Friend will just not pull out, you can try applying a layer of ketchup and leaving it to sit for a while. After allowing to sit, rinse with water & buff dry with a soft cloth. You would be surprised how powerful this condiment can be at removing spots on your favorite accents.
Brillianize is my new favorite product. Over the years I have acquired a number of lucite & acrylic pieces. This product not only cleans & polishes but leaves an amazing anti static barrier that helps to keep dust from landing on your surface. I use it on everything. Literally! Our windows, ghost chairs, my desk & my glasses that I wear almost everyday. It also works on glass & lacquered furniture! Love a multi tasker!!
And my last favorite is for any natural stone & it works wonders. I have discussed it before, but it bears repeating. A 50:50 mix of Isopropyl Alcohol & water are all you need to keep those countertops clean & shiny! Rather than spending your hard earned money on products, this is the most economical & easiest way to keep your marble, granite, quartz or travertine clean & sanitized. I use it on my tiled backslashes & ceramic bathroom counters too…
What are your go to cleaning wonders?!!!
xo - Kristin