Cleaning your brass items can restore their color and shine. Making your own brass cleaner allows you to use ingredients that are not as harsh as store bought cleaners. This page contains homemade brass cleaner recipes.
Use hot sauce or ketchup to clean brass! Works wonders!
By Blondechick from Canaan, ME
I am looking for a homemade cleaner for brass.
By Holly from Lancaster, WI
You can use some vinegar mixed with salt (ingredients found in the ketchup suggestion below) :)
A friend and I have been trying to find the easiest way to clean brass with no results. It is not copper, but brass. Thank you.
Can anyone tell me about using potash as a cleaner for tarnished brass?
Your better off using Rottenstone instead. Potash might be a little too coarse. That is once you have removed the clear sealer most have on them after final factory polishing. If the clear coat isn't removed, you can polish and clean till blue in the face with little accomplishment.
I remove it fairly easy using Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. The fume free in the blue can only (not harsh on my hands). I spray it all over the brass item, then place the item in a plastic bag . Let it sit for about an hour, depending on how tarnished they are. Afterward I just rub off,rinse well, then polish using Wright's Brass Polish. Use the rottonstone on items where a high gloss polished finish is wanted.
I have 100 pieces of brass to clean. I'm looking for a solution I can make so this project won't take forever. I would like to be able to soak the smaller pieces and then polish.
By Regina M.
What is a simple recipe for a brass cleaner for trays, candlesticks, boxes, etc.? Thanks.
Use equal amounts of Coca-Cola (Pepsi and sugarfree don't work) and ammonia mixed together and wipe brass with a cloth or cotton ball.
By IQD2 from Midwest
In a bowl, mix baking soda and enough lemon juice to make a paste. Apply to copper or brass objects. Wipe off and it will shine them like new.
By Gladys Hill