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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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Removing tarnish from a heirloom

Have you ever received a family heirloom, packed it away and then decided to display it later? Alicia contacted us after she cleaned her father’s Navy bell. “I've had the bell in my possession for the last 16 years and this is the first time we’ve polished it in that time. I couldn't tell you the last time it had been polished prior to my father's passing. We used Tarn-X® Tarnish Remover to remove all the tarnish and another product to actually polish the bell after the tarnish was removed.”

Alicia, with Tarn-X there is no need to keep your heirlooms hidden away. Tarn-X will clean sterling silver, silver plate, platinum, copper, gold and even diamonds. Prior to using Tarn-X, wash any dirt and grime off of the piece with hot soapy water. Rinse with cold water and wipe dry before using Tarn-X. While wearing rubber gloves, wipe the piece with Tarn-X, rinse and the tarnish will disappear. For smaller items, dip the item in Tarn-X, rinse and wipe. After using Tarn-X, always remember to rinse immediately with cold water and hand dry with a soft cloth.

Never leave Tarn-X on anything longer than two minutes. Silver may discolor if Tarn-X is left on too long. To remove the discoloration, wash the item in 1/2 warm water, 1/2 Tarn-X and two drops of dish soap, rinse with cold clean water and dry the item.

Cleaning mold and mildew in a boat

When you own a boat the interior is always exposed to moisture and is subject to mold and mildew. We received an email from a gentleman in Traverse City Michigan after he used CLR® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover. “I had to clean up the boat before storing it last weekend. After trying a bleach based formula with no luck I bought the CLR brand cleaner. The CLR Mold & Mildew Stain Remover was the only one that worked well on the vinyl seats and luckily NO SMELL!”

I am happy that CLR Mold & Mildew Stain Remover was able to clean your vinyl seats. Our stain remover is a bleach-free formula designed to eliminate tough mold and mildew surface stains from a variety of surfaces. CLR Mold & Mildew Stain Remover can be used in your bathroom, kitchen and basement on painted walls, ceramic tile, hardwood floors and baseboards as well as fabrics. The foam sprayer was designed to give you a more direct application of our cleaner which will prevent splash back as well as spores from spreading in the air.

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