How to Clean Brass Old-Fashioned Methods

If you use abrasives or rough polishing materials, it may remove the brass plating present and cause damage. Learn more Now the are filled with blue funk, and I cannot remove it. You're going to make a paste which will clean the tarnish away for you.

Brass will tarnish and brass-plate will rust.

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First Time Flippers 9: Valerie Wright says: To clean brass-plated items, you need to be fairly gentle. Very wrong. These knobs are 30 years old and have never been taken down to be cleaned. I made the mistake of using Brasso to try to restore the tarnished rays on my Mid-Century Elgin starburst clock which is now pretty much ruined. Any estimates given will be based of the information given to us and are estimates only.

Check out my How to Clean Stainless post! Never use hot water on lacquered items, as it loosens the lacquer. Would you give me your advice as to how I can clean the lamp and bring it back to it's original luster. Once you've cleaned the item and rinsed off any excess cleaner, always take the time to dry it thoroughly. Only a trace amount should be applied, creating a thin film.

Regular maintenance is the key!

Cleaning Brass - Care and Repair

Enter Your Log In Credentials. Can we help? Brass-plated items are usually not brass at all, but are rather made of steel with a thin plating of brass on the outside. Cleaning Pewter Pewter also suffers badly from the damaging effects of tarnish, and if your door furniture is made from pewter it will need special attention. The pot should not be aluminum. Name required. This is only limited to British made items and usually can involve a lead-time of a few weeks for manufacture. I'm not sure if it was lacquered.

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Designers are increasingly incorporating tarnish in their furniture designs, and it has a profound aesthetic effect and can actually look great when it's deliberate.

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