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Home Stager with stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina

Hello everyone

Few days ago I posted a blog titled How do you shine ?  It was about the brass door handles that get weathered look and start looking rusty, I needed solutions to shine them back again to create that first impression a better one.

Yesterday I was watching a BBC show "How clean is your house ?" they were cleaning up a boat that was beyond dirty.

I found this tip to shine brass on that show, you mix one tablespoon salt, one tablespoon all purpose flour and one tablespoon of vinegar and make a paste and apply to the rusted knobs and leave it for a minute or two and then scrub a little with a wire type scrubber do not use mettle scrubber like (brillo) it can scratch the knob and then just rinse it with sponge and warm water, it instantly shines those knobs. 

 I tried it and it works !! oh yes and all natural products so no harm done !!



C. Bartch
Newark, OH

Thanks for sharing Shobha. There are a few 'green' groups here on AR and here is one I belong to, they would appreciate your posting there also.

Aug 28, 2008 12:57 AM
Leah J. Armstrong
House to Home ReDesigns & Real Estate Staging Vancouver B.C. - Port Moody, BC
Home Staging Port Moody B.C.

Will bookmark this.  Thanks!

Aug 28, 2008 04:02 AM
Michelle Aarnes
Elite Redesign - Carlsbad, CA

Shobha-  I love that show, always great tips on how to get things clean with using natural ingredients, etc...  Thanks for posting this!

Aug 28, 2008 04:56 AM
Tracy Moses~Redefining LUXE~Staging ~ Decorati
Redefining LUXE - Mount Pleasant, SC

Thank you for sharing!  I always use vinegar and water to clean with.  A study was conducted years ago where samples were sent to a lab using various cleaning products and the vinegar and water cleaned and disinfected the best.

Aug 28, 2008 05:46 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Shobha,

great post. i watch that show too. i pick up all kinds of cleaning tips but missed this one. thanks for sharing, i have a feeling it will come in to use often.

Aug 28, 2008 07:40 AM
Shobha Vyavahare
stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville, SC

cynthia - I did post this blog to the green group you suggested.

Leah _  I do the same thing with the things I need to remember

Michelle _ yes Natural is better so I do not have to wear a mask and clean.

Tracy - windex has come out with a cleaner with vinegar I use it , it is pretty good especially gentle and safe for grnite counter tops.

Michelle - don't you jut love their brithish accent !!

Aug 28, 2008 10:20 AM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Shobha - Thanks for sharing! I have only seen that show a couple of times. I may have to start watching it.

Aug 28, 2008 11:26 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Awesome hint!  Thanks for sharing, it will come in handy.

Aug 28, 2008 12:02 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Always better when we can accomplish it in a non impact way.  Good post.  t

Aug 28, 2008 08:04 PM
Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

Rub it with 1/2 lemon and salt and create a scrub it works in shining copper as well

Aug 29, 2008 04:36 AM
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

Never heard of how clean is your house and I can't find it on comcast.com

What station is it on?

Aug 29, 2008 12:21 PM
Shobha Vyavahare
stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville, SC

Virginia - it comes on Direct TV channel BBC America I do not know if cable has it or not, you can check. or you might find some information online, but I like that they use all Natural products that are found around the house.


Aug 30, 2008 12:20 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I need to try this on some things.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Oct 15, 2008 05:49 AM