Christmas has come and gone. The New Year is upon us. Have you got wine stains on your furniture; scratches on your hardwood floor? I have found some unusual tips for getting your home back to normal. It is amazing what can be used – Cigarette ash, mayonnaise and toothpaste are the most surprising!
Clear scratches with Mayonnaise
Look at this simple way to minimise scratches on your hardwood floor.
Clean the area with an oil based cleaner like Murphy’s Oil Soap with an old t-shirt or soft cloth
Spread some mayonnaise on the floor and leave for 5 – 10 minutes. Wipe off and you will see the scratches have disappeared.
Make your wood furniture look like new again by getting out rings and spots.
Removing stains from Wood Furniture
There are a few suggested methods when removing white watermarks from Wooden Furniture but there are a couple of methods using Ash that caught our eye!
Olive Oil and Cigarette Ash:
- Make a paste using Olive Oil and Cigarette Ash
- Work this into the mark slowly
- After a few minutes you will see the mark coming out
Cigarette Ash Disguise:
- Rub the Ash into the stain using your finger
- Using carefully colour matched furniture/shoe polish buff the affected area
- Soon the mark will be invisible to the eye, disguised by the polish
Mayonnaise and Ash:
- Create a paste out of the Mayonnaise and Ash
- Using a soft cloth follow the wood grain and slowly rub the paste into the wood
- While rubbing the affected area, use a hairdryer on a low setting to apply a heat element
- Once the white mark is removed, wipe down the table to make it clear of the paste, clean and polish
For more tips on using Ash in cleaning around the home you can have a look on the website below. This site also includes great tips for cleaning Mildew from Wicker and patio furniture. http://www.rd.com/home/extraordinary-uses-for-ashes/
Read more: Removing stains on wood
So, don’t buy loads of cleaning products – try toothpaste or mayonnaise to make your furniture look as good as new after the party season.
Image 1 – Remove scratches on hardwood floor
Image 2 –Remove water marks