Window cleaners are wonderful and cheap.
They can be used for cleaning of many other things different than windows and glass surfaces. Read this article and find out what else can be cleaned with this multi-purpose product.
Have you ever thought that you can remove stubborn laundry stains with window cleaner? If not, then now you know and can benefit from this fact. According to the professional South Kensington cleaners, when laundering with detergent isn’t helping you get rid of stains form tomato, grass or blood, you can try an ammonia based window spray. Apply on the stain and let it stay for no more than 15 minutes, blot with a clean cloth, rinse with cold water and wash as usual. It’s the ammonia inside the product, that does the trick and helps you deal with the hard to remove stains. Use an uncoloured window cleaner, to prevent staining the fabric.
In order to make sure that you wont bring further damages, the cleaners from SW7, London, advice is to always test on a hidden part of the garment first. If you notice any running of the colour, don’t use window cleaner. Always rinse with cool water. Avoid drying the clothes in a machine, before the stain is completely gone. Otherwise you risk the stain to set in and become permanent. Never use window cleaner on wool or silk. If the colour has changed after, moisten the fabric with white vinegar and rinse with water. The acid in the vinegar must neutralize the alkaline ammonia.
Another thing you can use window cleaner for, is cleaning jewelry. It must be made from metal or crystalline gemstones, in order for the method to work properly. South Kensington experts recommend to spray the piece with the product and take an old toothbrush to rub with. Use this procedure for cleaning of diamonds or rubies and never apply it on opaque stones and organic gems like coral and pearls. The reason for that is the fact that ammonia can cause a discolouration of the stones.
And last, we will give you a fun fact to be aware of. Window cleaner actually reduces swellings and pain from bee stings. All you have to do is to remove the stinger first, by flicking it sideways, then spray the affected area with the multi-purpose product. You have to make sure, that the used product contains ammonia and isn’t a concentrate. Ammonia is the thing that helps to relieve the stings, but only when used in small amounts. People who raise bees are aware of this fact and often have a diluted ammonia solution in case an accident occurs.
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