Cleaning brass and copper items can be a chore. Harsh chemical cleaners can damage brass and copper, as well as sensitive skin. A safe, natural cleaner is easy and inexpensive to make at home and this homemade paste quickly restores the metal's lustre.
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Things you need
- 2 to 3 tbsp table salt
- 1 to 2 tbsp flour
- White vinegar
- Soft cloth
Mix the salt and flour in a bowl. Add the white vinegar a bit at a time until a paste forms.
Dust off the object to be cleaned. Dip a soft, dry cloth into the paste and rub it onto the metal. Clean the whole object, focusing on dark or tarnished areas.
Hold the brass or copper object underneath warm, running water to rinse the paste from the object. Do not use soap on the metal.
Dry the object with a soft, dry towel and store or display as usual.