Brass is a great alternative to gold, especially if you’re looking for warmer tones. Cleaning it can seem tricky, but it’s not impossible. I suggest using a polishing cloth everyday to keep your brass treasures in excellent condition. If you’ve purchased from me, your order came with a small, square polishing cloth that lasts through many cleanings.
For deeper cleanings, choose an option below. It’s important to dry your treasures immediately after cleaning to prevent water marks.
1. Soap + Water
Use a soft cloth/towel with warm water and soap to gently scrub your treasures clean.
2. Toothbrush + Toothpaste
Use an old (or new) toothbrush and toothpaste to gently scrub your treasures clean.
3. Vinegar + Salt
In a glass container, mix about a teaspoon of salt in half a cup of warmed white vinegar. Submerge your treasure(s) into the solution for at least 10 minutes. Use a soft cloth/towel to wipe away any tarnish or build up.
4. Vinegar + Baking Soda
In a small container, mix baking soda and white vinegar to make a paste. Smear this paste all over your brass treasure(s) with either a cloth or a brush, leave it on for about 15-20 minutes, then wipe using
a soft cloth/towel.