How to clean Crystal

Welcome back to another cleaning blog!
Today we will be looking at how to clean Crystal.

Crystal dish pieces and vases are just beautiful to behold. However, over time these pieces can get cloudy and lose their sparkling luster.  But fear not, I have complied some tips that you can use to get your crystal looking like new again. 

So grab your precious crystals and stay tuned!

First and foremost, the first tip  to help you keep your crystal shiny and have less water buildup is to clean them as soon as the glass is dirty.  Try not to leave water in decorative crystal vases for too long. Clean the crystal vase as soon as the flowers are wilted. 

The materials that you will need are: 

  • clean towels
  • acetone nail remover
  • vinegar
  • toothpaste
  • baking soda

Directions

First, just like in the last post, put a clean towel at the bottom of the sink. This will help cushion your valuable crystal. No one wants to have a disaster while cleaning.

Always clean with warm water. Do not use hot water as that might cause scratches and cracks.

Then do a quick normal clean of your crystal. After drying, inspect to see if there are discolorations, residue, and water built up. Basically anything that needs a stronger cleaning approach than just gentle soap and water.

Method one to remove reside

Fill the sink with warm water. Make a paste of vinegar and baking soda and put it on the marks. Let it dissolve on the crystal before submerging it into the water. Let soak for a few minutes. Then rinse and dry. Now your crystal should be sparkling like a diamond.

Method two to remove stains

Sometimes any colored drinks tend to stain the bottom of your drinking glasses. But you can now take care of those discoloration marks with acetone. Be careful with this method. I wouldn’t recommend this on historic crystal.

Miscellaneous methods for stain removal.

If for some reason you still have some stains, discoloration, or residue left on your crystal, then you may try some of these methods. Use a bit of toothpaste and place it where the residue stain rub gently and leave on for a minute or two. Then rise off with some warm water. Another method is to use some denture cleaning tablets and allow them to fizz in the crystal glass for a few minutes before cleaning normally.

Now your crystal vases and glasses should be all clean and sparkly. And yes you have my permission to stare at their sparkling masterpiece for the rest of the day. If you have any more cleaning methods for crystal, let me know in the comments.

Have a great week,

Alyssa