Video:How to Clean Shiny Surfaces With Baby Oilwith Jonathon E. Stewart
Bathroom or kitchen need a little pick me up? Shine up chrome surfaces with baby oil and these rooms will look spic and span in a jiffy.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Clean Shiny Surfaces With Baby OilHey guys - Jonathon Stewart here for About.com with today's 90 second quick tip. Looking for an easy and quick way to brighten up your life? Or at least your kitchen and bathroom? Well, grab some of that oil they say to rub on babies, and rub it on your chrome surfaces and appliances instead. Check it out.
Baby Oil as a CleanerMost baby oils' key ingredient is mineral oil, which is produced as a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. While some people have begun to shy away from applying liquid petroleum to their infants' skin, it can definitely do wonders for shining up dull surfaces. A super-thin layer of liquid plastic will do that... And, if it happens to be scented oil, it has the added benefit of leaving your bathroom or kitchen smelling fresh for family and guests.
Clean Surfaces With Baby OilStart by removing any obvious dirt from chrome or stainless steel surfaces like faucets, sinks, and other metal surfaces that could stand being polished up. Use a cotton cloth dampened with warm water, and allow the surfaces to dry for a minute or two before proceeding.
Next, take a cotton swab or another cotton cloth and apply a small amount of oil. You only need a little - too much and your surfaces will not only be shiny, they'll be downright greasy. And slimy. And slippery and more likely to attract future dirt, so remember - just a dab.
Rub your cloth over the metal surface evenly - the oil should spread easily and your shine should come through without too much elbow grease. Be sure to wipe away any excess oil, using another clean cloth if necessary.
All that's left is to stand back and admire your own reflection in your shiny new sink. Remember you can always use organic cleaners like olive oil as well, which you can also rub on babies, and tomatoes. Good stuff.
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