You can’t let your gold decor items look dirty, of course. They will lose their shines which turns your glamorous decor into a mess.
Check out the easy tutorial on how to clean gold decor items below for your reference.
How to Clean Gold Decor Items
Prepare these supplies:
- Mild dish soap
- Warm water
- Soft cleaning cloth
- Small bowl
- Baking soda, optional
- Salt, optional
- Sparkling water, optional
Follow these steps:
Create your own cleaning solution
Prepare your small bowl, and mix a tablespoon of dish soap with warm water. Keep in mind to always use mild dish soap to avoid any damage. You can adjust the amount of water and dish soap following the size of the gold decor items that you have.
Soak your decor items
Soak your gold decor items in the cleaning mixture and leave it for around 15 minutes. The timeframe will let the cleaning mixture break down the dirt and dust of your gold decor items.
Brush your decor items
Once the time is up, remove your decor items from the cleaning mixture. Use a toothbrush to scrub the crannies or nooks of the items. Make sure that you clean up the grimes all over the structure.
Rinse your decor items
Bring the items to the sink and rinse them with clean water. Dry them up with a soft clean cloth and let them air-dry. Make sure that you do this step carefully as you may drop the items down the drain.
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Alternatively, you can also clean your gold decor items with a mixture of baking soda and salt or with sparkling water.
Cleaning with baking soda:
- Mix baking soda and salt in a bowl in equal parts.
- Add some warm water until you get a paste consistency
- Soak your gold decor items in the cleaning mixture for around 15 minutes.
- Clean up the paste with a toothbrush.
- Rinse the items with warm water and let them air dry.
Cleaning with sparkling water
- Place your gold items in a bowl and fill it with sparkling water until they are fully soaked, leave them for around 15 minutes.
- Brush the items gently with a toothbrush.
- Rinse the items with fresh water and let them air dry.
When do you need to clean your gold decor items?
The answer depends on where you display your gold decor items. If you place them in busy areas, you might need to clean them every few months. For the ones which are displayed in clean areas, you just have to clean them once a year.
Tips to keep your gold decor items clean longer
The only way to keep your gold decor items clean is that you have to display them in areas with minimum dust and oil exposure. If you have to display them in high-traffic areas, make sure that you dust the items regularly and quick-clean them with a damp microfiber cloth. Regular cleaning can really help reduce the deep cleaning frequency.