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How To Clean Vases With Mineral Deposit Stains

Try these suggestions to get rid of mineral deposit stains in vases and re-use them again to put gorgeous fall flowers in! And if the three cleaning methods below don't work, you can always try number 4 on the list to 'hide' those mineral deposits!

1. Put some baking soda in the vase, then add vinegar to just above the mineral deposit stains (where you see the whitish residue.) The solution will bubble a bit - kind of like Alka Seltzer (which just might work as well?!) Let the vase sit for a couple of hours with the solution inside. Then empty and rinse well with water.

2. Try denture tablets to get rid of mineral deposits! Fill the vase with water then drop in 1-2 denture tablets (i.e. Polident.) Let the vase sit overnight, then shake, empty and rinse well.

3. Fill the vase with white vinegar (and water if the vase is large) and let sit for a few hours. Add some rice, cover the top of the vase and shake! Hopefully the rice will help loosen tough mineral stains. Then rinse the vase well.

4. Finally, if you have tried different techniques but still cannot get rid of stubborn mineral deposits or lime stains in your glass vase - then try this trick: fill the vase with water as normal, then add a drop or two of food coloring, and the stains should be 'hidden!'

(This could make a festive table decoration as well for holiday table settings!)

Do you have any tips for getting rid of mineral stains?

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