Cleaning Hardware with Catsup Experiment7:04:00 AM
I almost never write a post and publish it the same day...
but when my friend Jack told me to use catsup to
clean my old furniture hardware, I had to give it a try!
First of all, this experiment isn't for the weak stomach...
it was a little gross.
I began with some beautiful vintage hardware.
I wasn't going for super clean and shiny so I didn't have much
to lose trying the catsup.
I put the hardware into a container and poured on the catsup...
Trying not to gag was the hardest part of this experiment.
I spread the catsup around and let it sit for 30 minutes.
I gave each piece a little scrub with a brush then rinsed
Here are the results...
a little brighter and shinier, which is good,
I wanted an old patina...
I must say Jack, I think I need to try it on other kinds
of hardware as well to to come to a firm conclusion.
Since I had the catsup in my refrigerator and it was FREE...
this time I'm pretty happy with the results.
Thanks for the tip Jack!
What do you think? Will you try it on your hardware?