Cleaning Wallpaper, Chrome Fixtures, and Rusty Baking Pans

You don't need special formulations when cleaning wallpaper or polishing chrome fixtures or removing rust from the corners of baking pans.

| March/April 1989

  • cleaning wallpaper - whole raw potato and sliced half potato
    Would using one of these to clean rusty baking pans ever have occurred to you?
    PHOTO: ALEKSANDR BRYLIAEV/FOTOLIA

  • cleaning wallpaper - whole raw potato and sliced half potato

A dime-store art-gum eraser works great for cleaning wallpaper. It will remove a lot of marks, especially those smudges around light switches. To make chrome fixtures (kitchen and bathroom faucets, etc.) shine in a minute, clean them with an old cloth dipped in kerosene. And to get rid of rust in the corners of such things as baking pans, scrub them with a cut raw potato dipped in scouring powder.

Joanna Arnold
Smithville, Tennessee






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