Brass is used throughout the home in jewelry, ornaments, fixtures, and even some antique dishware. Brass is susceptible to rust, tarnish, and loss of shine over time, but the right clean and polish will get it sparkling again. Below are some tips to help you get your brass spic and span. All you'll need is fresh lemon juice and some salt.
1. First, make sure it's really brass. Brass isn't magnetically attractive, so if you're unsure, try using a magnet to check. If the magnet sticks, it's likely another metal with a faux brass finish.
2. Start by cleaning with lukewarm water and soap.
3. If your brass is lacquered and tarnished from aging, you can boil water with a few tablespoons of baking soda and/or soap for removal of the tarnished layer.
4. Polish with natural ingredients. A paste with fresh lemon juice and salt will bring your brass to a shine. Apply gently, as salt can be abrasive. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to carefully cleaned detailed brass items.
5. Rinse thoroughly with water.
6. Dry immediately. Brass is notorious for retaining water spots. A microfiber cloth works great to help soak up any moisture.
With these simple steps, you can keep your brass in pristine condition for years to come.
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