Delicate nic nacs with nicotine stains any spray /rinse hack?

by Linda
  4 answers
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 04, 2017
    TSP (tri sodium phosphate) is the go-to for painters to get nicotine off walls. A nice bath would do wonders.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 04, 2017
    The safest step to take is warm water and Dawn, with a dish towel in the bottom of the sink. Nicotine is harder to get off than dusty grease. If the knick knacks are really delicate, repeat the dishwater step a couple of times, using slightly warmer water each time, and letting them dry between washings. Dawn has a little ammonia, but not as much as Windex, so Windex is great if your treasures don't lose paint. Try a small space on one to be sure. Use a cotton swab to clean small details. Just wait until you see the pretty colors under the nicotine. Best wishes😇

  • William William on Jun 04, 2017
    TSP can etch glass , ceramics, copper, brass, etc. Dawn cuts grease and may not work on nicotine. Soaking may also harm gentle finishes. Windex can strip ceramic and porcelain. I sell a lot of items on Ebay. I needed one cleaner for jewelry, ceramics, copper, brass, etc. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp toothbrush. A dab of toothpaste on the brush and gently brush. Even gems come out sparkling. Also works on the rubber of sneakers. Works on teeth.

  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 04, 2017
    I've used Totally Awesome. Nicotine, grease, dirt just seems to run off. Just rinse in warm water after cleaning!

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    • Suzette Suzette on Jun 05, 2017
      You'll love it! I find it at the Dollar Tree. Not sure if you have them in NYC. They also have one that smells like oranges, but I haven't tried that one yet.