How to Clean Chrome Furniture

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Things You'll Need

  • LimeAway

  • Aluminum foil

  • Baby oil

  • Vinegar

  • WD-40

  • Lemon Pledge

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Used dryer sheets

Tip

Used dryer sheets are excellent for maintaining the shiny surface — just wipe over the surface to bring back the gleam and protect it from being soiled. This also makes the next heavy cleaning very easy.

In the 1950s, chrome was all the rage and every kitchen sported a chrome table and chairs. If you have managed to hang onto one or acquire one, it's quite easy to make it look like new by cleaning and polishing the chrome. After it's properly cleaned, it will stay looking great with very little maintenance.

Cleaning and polishing Chrome

Step 1

Examine the chrome for rust spots. You can easily fix them using balled up aluminum foil; just rub it gently over the rust spots and it will make the rust disappear. Use a clean cloth with LimeAway, vinegar or rubbing alcohol to clean bad spots on the chrome.

Step 2

Remove the rubber tips on the legs, if possible. This will allow you to clean dirt that might have collected at the top of the rubber tip.

Step 3

Polish the chrome after it is clean by rubbing baby oil, WD-40, furniture polish or furniture polish on with a clean cloth until it sparkles.


Linda Batey

Linda Batey has been working as a freelance writer for more than two years, specializing in travel, gardening, and herbal and home remedies. She has been published in "Gardening Inspirations" magazine and various online sites. Batey holds an associate degree in paralegal from Beal College. She also is knowledgeable is