Does anyone else get those commemorative glasses with logos on them and think “oh what a nice glass, too bad it has a logo”? Or am I the only one? I do not know why but I really don’t like patterns or logos on most of my glasses. Except for my Star Wars ones, I love those. I don’t have an issue with patterns or logos on my coffee mugs or cups, this dislike only applies to clear glass.
Recently, I went to a whiskey tasting where at the end all attendees received a set of glasses. I debated not taking them home because they had a logo on them and I wondered how often I would really use them. Because I liked the shape and size of the glasses, I decided to see if I could remove the logos. After all, if the glass got scratched or damaged I wasn’t really out anything.
Now Pinterest…oh boy this time I think it failed me. All of the searches I did suggested using harsh cleaners like CLR or expensive ingredients like apple cider vinegar. Now I do not keep CLR on hand, why would I in an apartment without hard water? Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple, but it is a more expensive staple than say a white vinegar. Both versions of this method had varying times to leave the item submerged varying from 20 minutes to overnight. Sounds foolproof right?
Now I decided to do a little experiment to see if white vinegar would work or if there was something magical about the two recommended options. I filled a medium sized jar halfway full with plain white vinegar and submerged the whiskey glass so that the logo was completely covered. I started by leaving the glass in the vinegar for an hour. When I tried to use just a rough dish sponge, some of the logo came off but there was still a large portion of it that remained. So I placed the glass back in the vinegar and left it overnight. In the morning, I used a steel wool pad gently to remove the remainder of the logo. Voila! The logo was gone!
After the glass was dry, I looked at it under bright lights to make sure that the logo was completely gone. I will say that at certain angles, which are unnatural if you are drinking from the glass, there is still a faint ghost of the lettering. However, under normal use it looks like a blank glass. All with just white vinegar and a brief, gentle scrub with steel wool. Now this process might not work for some of the darker logos and lettering as the ghost image does occur. For lighter or frosted lettering, this process is a win.
Love and not everything on the internet is good,