Since junking season is in full force I wanted to share a way to clean up ironstone pieces that have those brown stains. Recently I picked up an ironstone cake stand for $5 it was severely stained on top and had a little on the side. I knew I had cleaned a bowl, years ago so I wanted to try it again! The cake stand was in perfect condition other than the stains.
The secret to getting rid of the stains is hydrogen peroxide! You will need enough to cover your piece in a bucket or pan that your piece fits into.
There’s nothing special about the peroxide, I got mine at the dollar store! Pour enough to completely submerge the piece then put a cover on the bucket or pan and let it soak for a couple days. After it has soaked set the piece in the sun for a few hours to completely dry out. You will be amazed at how well this works! I will say the stains aren’t completely gone but they are so faint no one would ever notice especially if there’s a cake sitting on it😉
Can you believe the transformation 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 So, now when your out at a flea market or tag sale and see that ironstone piece with stains snatch it up and give this a try I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
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Wow, it’s beautiful now! Thanks for the tip, I have a small collection of ironstone and one piece that might need this treatment. Thanks for linking up to Waste Not Wednesday!
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Is this piece for sale?
I’m sorry but no… I love it too much to part with it! Thank you for asking! ❤️