I have a set of lovely solid brass candle holders, but have never used them.
In fact, I don’t think they have EVER been used.
I got them years and years ago at a garage sale? auction? Not sure at this point. Either way, they were locked away in storage, then gathered dust once again on a shelf.
I debated whether or not to sell them (still debating) when I decided they really needed some love. One had faded a lot and you could not really see the design on it, while the other one seemed to be in pretty good shape.
After searching online for methods, I decided to cobble together my own – and it worked beautifully! My inspiration came from this post by Bob Vila on how to clean brass. Be sure to check it out! I added vinegar to my mix, because I was cleaning chemical free and on a total vinegar kick that day.
I was absolutely SHOCKED at the results! Not only did the faded brass strengthen in color and tone, the one that already looked good looked AH-MAZING! It took only a few minutes to wipe them both down. They are so shiny and pretty, I might just make them into DIY reed diffusers instead.
DIY Brass Cleaner
1/2 cup warm water
1 healthy dollop Dawn Clean and Simple
a dash of vinegar
Use a soft cloth to gently wash over the brass, rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly.
Your brass will be shiny as new!
What methods have you used to clean brass?0