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Whether your cleaning challenge is in the kitchen or garage, our cleaning experts are here to help you.  Below are some of the tips they’ve passed on to the readers of our newsletter.  Browse through them.  If you have a question that’s not answered here or elsewhere on the site, our experts would be happy to help.

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Products that do what they promise

Susan from Spiceland, Indiana wrote to me about how much she loves CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover and CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner.  “I LOVE CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner.  I have been using it for about a year now and just started seeing your commercials about it.  So happy to see those because the CLR Bath & Kitchen really works.  I Love the Regular CLR too.  It does what it says it will do.  We have hard water here in Indiana so it is very hard to find products that work well.  CLR works fantastically.”

Susan’s comments reminded me about a question we often receive regarding the difference between the two products.  They are two completely different products for different uses.  CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover in the grey bottle is a powerful formula for dissolving tough calcium and lime deposits as well as surface rust stains on outdoor faucets, rusty siding and the hard water stains left from the sprinkler system on your outdoor windows, as well as, porcelain, chrome, glassware, fiberglass, and stainless steel.  CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner in the yellow trigger sprayer is a multi-purpose, multi-surface mild cleaner that quickly cuts through calcium, lime, soap scum and dirt off your sink, chrome fixtures, stainless steel as well as the sliding door to your shower.  With either product, make sure you do not use on vinyl, marble, mirrors, plastic laminates, wood, fabrics, painted surfaces, colored grout or wall coverings.

Keeping the shine on sterling silver

Keeping your sterling silver clean and shiny can be a never ending struggle.  Linda from Houston Texas asked me about Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner.  “Can this product be poured into a container and the items to be cleaned (sterling jewelry) set into the solution briefly?  Thank you.”

Yes you can put Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner in a container or you can use the supplied basket in the cleaner jar.  Just don’t leave the jewelry in the solution for more than two minutes.  Rinse it immediately in cold water after you take it out of the solution and wipe it dry.  In addition to your sterling silver, you can use the solution to clean and shine gold, silver, platinum, diamonds as well as precious and semi-precious stones.  Do not use Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner on antiqued jewelry, enameled jewelry, pearls, opals, amethyst, coral, shell, turquoise, lapis-lazuli or other porous stones.  Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner contains ammonia.  Avoid contact with painted surfaces.

Linda, if you are having trouble finding Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner, you can go to ShopCLR.com and get the product online.

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