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How to Clean Gilded Picture Frames
Gilded picture or mirror frames are a little trickier to clean than plain frames. Dirt, grit from insects and stain spots can mar the highly intricate decoration work on such frames. Here are some simple solutions to get it back to new again.
Use a weak solution of ammonia and water.
Go over the gilt gently with a moist cloth, and after a few moments, when the dirt has had time to soften, repeat the operation.Do not rub hard.
Dry by dabbing gently with a soft cloth.
Remove fly specks using old ale.Apply with a soft rag and this should act at once on the fly dirt.
QuestionHow do I remove fly spots from picture frames? Would white spirit work?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerUse a squirt of Dawn dish soap in a bit of warm water. Use a microfiber type cloth, and gently rub the frame. Be sure to rinse with just plain warm water using the same type of cloth, then dry.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I clean finger marks from a gilt frame?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can take some Windex, or any window cleaner or board cleaner liquid, spray it on the frame, and wipe it off with a clean cloth.Thanks!
QuestionWhat is the best method for cleaning tarnished gilded frames that are very ornate wood?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can mix one part olive oil with one part vinegar, and use a cotton fabric to dab it on the wood.Thanks!
- To keep flies and other insects off gilded frames, go over the frames with a soft brush dipped in a pint of water in which three or four onions have been boiled. This is also good for cleaning the frames.
Things You'll Need
Bucket or other container
Old ale if cleaning off insect specks
Soft brush and onions for the onion cleaning method
Sources and Citations
- Sourced fromFowler's Household Helps, available in the public domain . The eBook used for the source of this article is available for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
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