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Cleaning brass: tips and home remedies for cleaning brass

Many items made of brass get a turquoise-green patina at some point. If you're not sure whether your brass item is valuable, it's best not to scrub the stain off, but instead have the item checked first - maybe there is an antique treasure behind it.

Before you start cleaning, it is best to polish the brass with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth and test whether the deposits have already disappeared. If this is not the case, there are various home remedies to choose from, with which you can get your brass parts nice and clean again.


Polish tarnished brass with a wine vinegar and flour mixture

The brass has tarnished and doesn't shine properly even after polishing with the microfiber cloth? Then just mix a polishing compound: Mix 100 ml of wine vinegar, 100 ml of water, and 100 g of flour and apply the mass to the brass. Work the paste in with a toothbrush, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse it off thoroughly.


Remove grease stains with mild soapy water

With lukewarm water, mild soap and a microfiber cloth you can remove greasy fingerprints or splashes of fat very quickly. Soap suds are particularly suitable for cleaning brass objects in your kitchen, for example fittings or lamps near the stove top.