Cleaning copper or brassware

Bring copper, brass, or bronze up like new by mixing three parts bicarbonate of soda and one part ┬álemon juice or white vinegar and cleaning with a soft cloth. But remember that if you’re polishing brass, you must make sure it is uncoated or it won’t work.

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Removing ‘Artwork’ from walls

To clean marks ┬ásuch as those from crayon, pencil, marker pens or grease, off washable walls, make a solution of bicarbonate of soda and warm water and wipe over. If any marks prove hard to shift, sprinkle dry bicarb on a damp cloth or sponge and scour gently. (It is a good idea to test out an inconspicuous area of wall first, just in case it isn’t as washable as you thought!)