Video:Natural Cleaning Tips for Flea Market Findswith Karla Dehncke
If you find a diamond in the rough at a flea market or yard sale, you can easily spruce it up with a few green cleaning methods. Learn how to get rid of candle wax, clean wood furniture, remove paint, and clean glass and pewter naturally.See Transcript
Transcript:Natural Cleaning Tips for Flea Market FindsHi, I'm Karla Dehncke and welcome to about.com. You never know what you're going to find at Flea Markets and Yard Sales. They can provide an economical choice for home improvement and decoration.
Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, About.com's guide to flea markets and yard sales has some unique and natural cleaning advice for those flea market finds. C
leaning Pewter NaturallyPewter - To polish pewter, gently rub the item with cabbage leaves and buff with soft cloth.
Removing Wax NaturallyWax – To remove caked-on wax from candle holders, place them in the freezer for several hours. Wax should come right off.
Cleaning Wood Furniture FamilyWood Furniture – To clean and shine wood furniture, combine two parts olive oil to one part lemon juice until mixed. Use a clean cloth to apply the solution to the furniture. Wipe off excess cleaner with lint-free cloth.
Cleaning Yard Sale MicrowavesMicrowaves – Yard sales are great places to pick up pre-owned microwave ovens. To remove stubborn grit and grime from the inside of the oven, simply steam it clean! Place a glass measuring cup filled with water inside the oven and heat until boiling. Remove the measuring cup and wipe down oven with a clean cloth. The food should wipe right off.
Cleaning Flea Market GlassGlass Cleaner – This quick tip could not be easier. Clean glass with lemon juice, avoiding streaks as you wipe.
Removing Paint From Flea Market FindsPaint – To remove old paint from glass windows, apply hot vinegar to paint and rub.
Cleaning TipsBefore using any of these natural remedies, test in an inconspicuous area prior to use. When working with valuable antiques or collectibles, contact a professional prior to cleaning or refurbishing.
It's great to clean with natural ingredients and better for the environment. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at About.com.