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Here are some useful brass cleaning tips.
Cleaning brass with a weekly dusting and an occasional warm water bath. Don't use hot water when cleaning brass. Most new brass items have been treated with a lacquer finish to reduce tarnish. Hot water may cause the protective finish to peel away.
Here are three ideas for cleaning brass:
Restore brass to its original beauty naturally with a thick paste made up of:
Smear paste into the brass and rub it in with a dry sponge. After it dries, rinse in warm water. Polish to a shine.
Try soaking brass items in equal parts warm water and milk. The lactic acid in milk is a natural solvent.
Make a paste of:
Wearing gloves, rub paste into the brass surface. Let the paste dry, then
rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
Olive oil is a good ingredient for polishing brass after cleaning, and it will help to resist tarnish. Use a soft cloth and rub with a circular motion into the surface. Wipe off excess oil with a paper towel.
Use caution when cleaning antique brass pieces. Clean them first with a warm bath in sudsy water. Then polish with a small amount of linseed oil on a soft cloth.
We hope these brass cleaning tips have been helpful, please explore the rest of the cleaning tips section for more cleaning tips.
Suze and Ev