Archives for November 2014
Moist heat works to loosen dirt and ease cleaning. Using this principle, let your microwave do the work for you. Place a cup of water – half water/half vinegar in a glass container. Set the microwave for one minute on high. Some microwaves take longer. Let it sit for a few minutes after the microwave time is up. The steam will loosen the baked-on food and make cleaning much easier.
How to Remove Water Stains from Wood Furniture
Inexpensive Commercial Solution
Water stains look terrible on wood. Not to worry. Executive Maids suggests a few DIY easy solutions. These articles are all good suggestions that anyone can do to remove water stains. Old English Furniture Oil – the dark one has always worked for me. I had a beautiful wood table that someone left a damp rag on. It took two treatments (both in the same day) I was very pleased with the results. Just follow the directions on the bottle. You just need one or two dry cotton cloths and the Old English.
We know it sounds a little crazy, but it works! Use just a bit of white toothpaste (no gels) atop the line of the water ring and let sit for a couple of minutes. Use a clean rag or cloth to lightly scrub away the toothpaste and you’ll notice a huge difference!
A Couple of Sources
About.com has suggestions for removing water stains. It may seem a bit odd. But, I’ve tried it and it works.
Chicklettes Home and Garden suggests using an iron and a dry towel to remove fresh water stains and ones that have been there for 10 years.
If you have a house cleaning question, feel free contact me and I will do my best to help you remedy your cleaning issue.
Dawn Hibbs, Executive Maids