I like picking up old oak chairs at rummage sales and such. I can usually get them for about $5. I just finished stripping my last purchase and realized the chair has cost me $15 already. Five for the chair and $10 for the stripper. Is this a good deal? I found some more natural and less costly solutions, but remember I haven't tried them and so don't know how well they work.
1.Make a thick paste of washing soda and leave on for a number of hours, keeping it damp.
2.Oven cleaner. Spray on and leave for 30 minutes. Scrape with steel scourers.
3. Hot vinegar.
Other things I didn't know:
Borax is a disinfectant when mixed with water.
Mixing washing soda and water works for a pre-wash.
Washing soda is such a good grease cutter, it's a must for mechanics.
Thought I'd share my latest discoveries.
From Glory Farm