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"Ammonia" Common Things With Uncommon Uses


1. Furniture renewer. If an old piece of furniture is heavily stained, rub it with a cloth dampened with full- strength ammonia; when the cloth gets dirty, rinse it in water and reuse.
 

2. Wax remover. Before waxing a very dirty resilient floor, remove the old polish with a solution of 1 cup ammonia 1 gallon water.
 

3. Jewelry cleaner. Soak gold jewelry in equal parts ammonia and lukewarm water for 10 minutes; rub with a soft brush and let dry without rinsing.
 

4. Silverware polish. Here’s a quick way to a brighter shine: combine ammonia with paste polish and apply with a soft cloth to your silver-plated and stainless-steel cutlery.
 

5. Brass beautifier. Remove tarnish from solid brass by scrubbing it lightly with a soft brush dampened with a little ammonia.
 

6. Oil remover. When laundering sheets, towels, and clothes, remove absorbed body oils by adding 1 cup ammonia to the usual amount of granular detergent. (Do not use ammonia with chlorine bleach.)

 

 

 

 

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