Tea contains tannic acid which is really good for cleaning things like aluminium and timber, as well as killing dust mites, taking musty smells out of old cupboards and suitcases and inhibiting insects.
It’s also great for re-energising outdoor furniture because it replaces the tannins leached out of timber by the sun. The tannins in both the tea and the timber are attracted to each other and create colour.
Make a pot of strong tea – around 4 or 5 teabags - and pour it into a bucket half-filled with hot water. Then force the pantyhose over the head of a broom, dip it in the tea mixture and sweep it over the timber. No need to rinse or repeat – just a quick wipe over and it’s done.
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