How to make brasso

Written by keith dooley
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How to make brasso
Clean tarnished brass around the home with homemade Brasso cleaner. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Brasso is a metal polish that originated in the early 1900s. Available today in a paste or impregnated into wadding, Brasso is used to clean a variety of metals and in particular brass. An alternative to purchasing Brasso is to make a homemade version of the cleaner with common kitchen ingredients. The homemade brass cleaner is effective, less expensive and safer for the environment than the commercially produced Brasso.

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Things you need

  • 1 pint white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp table salt
  • Spray bottle
  • Rag

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  1. 1

    Pour 1 pint of white vinegar into a spray bottle.

  2. 2

    Add 3 Tbsp of table salt to the vinegar in the spray bottle.

  3. 3

    Place the top on the spray bottle and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients.

  4. 4

    Spray brass letters, numbers, pots or other objects with the homemade Brasso cleaner.

  5. 5

    Allow the spray to sit on the brass object for several minutes. Wipe the tarnish away from the brass with a rag.

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