Asked on May 6, 2017

What is the best way to clean vintage bottles?



Found some old bottles in the root cellar at my parents house and would like to bring new life to them. I tries Oxyclean and denture tablets, they helped, but they are still dingy looking. Any suggestions?
6 answers
  • I had some antique oil and vinegar cruets that someone gave me. I couldn't get them to look that great so finally, I used white vinegar with some liquid dishwasher detergent (I found a small bottle at the Dollar Store) and hot water. I let that sit for quite a while. It really did the trick. Maybe that can help you too.
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 6, 2017

    I was going to suggest baking soda and white vinegar. I don't know that it'll actually clean out the residue, but it'll be fun to watch and it can't hurt. ;-) Good luck to you.
  • Gale Dow
    on May 7, 2017

    Put some dry rice in the bottle and shake it.
  • Vivian
    on May 7, 2017

    I've had success with denture cleaning tablets like Efferdent. Just fill the bottle with water and drop a half tablet in. After doing this a few times you will get to know how much tablet you will need.
  • Mam22269330
    on May 7, 2017

    Try Barkeepers friend or soak in oxakic acid solution , the main ingredient
  • Pam
    on May 7, 2017

    Does anyone know how to get smoke stains out of xstitch without ruining the thread colors
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