This summer I purchased a couple of retro chairs at a yard sale. I bought the two for $10. Not bad! At first I was going to buy spray paint to freshen up the chrome frames. BUT then I saw this post and she had used Bar Keepers Friend instead of spray painting. The results were surprising and beautiful. I dislike spray painting and wanted to try the cleaner instead. I found a bottle of the liquid cleaner (comes in powder form too) at my neighbourhood Canadian Tire…for less than $3.
I haven’t tried it on the chairs yet, but I tested it on some old rusty knobs. The one on the left was cleaned by Bar Keepers Friend. Big difference eh?
The knobs turned out so well, I used it on a chair I just picked up from a client. I haven’t reupholstered the seats yet but I cleaned up the frame. It had quite a few rust spots. Here’s the before…
Here, you can see on the right I have already cleaned. Looks like new!!
Here’s the chair frame, before and after. The chair is clean and shiny again!
I LOVE this stuff. Bar Keepers Friend is now my friend. My bestie. I can think of so many things I can use it on. My new-to-me bike, the retro chairs, old knobs, and so much more. I would definitely recommend this product. No harsh smell. So easy to use. I just used a green scrubby sponge and wiped it down with paper towel. It really gives a beautiful result!
Anyway…I’ll eventually get to the two retro chairs. But first….what can I clean??….