Vinegar Tips

June 14, 2012

Vinegar Tips

The following of interest related to vinegar tips:

The Business Insider (“a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals”) shared “23 Handy Uses for Vinegar.”

Joe Rosson offered readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee) a tip to clean an old chest of drawers, which is noted below:

  • “…it looks like it needs a good cleaning and, before anything drastic (such as stripping and painting) is done, C. R. B. might consider mixing up a small batch consisting of one part turpentine, one part boiled linseed oil (it is bought this way at the hardware store; DO NOT boil it yourself!), and one part white vinegar.
  • Rub this mixture on the chest of drawers, than wipe it right off with a lint free cloth — do not wait for it to “work,” wipe it off immediately.  This will clean the piece and make it look refinished.  It will also darken the color of the surface for a while.
  • A word or two of caution.  Boiled linseed oil is very volatile, and you should consult with your hardware store about using it safely.  The prepared formula should not be stored, and the solution-soaked rags should not be kept in the house.”