Saturday, July 22, 2017

How To Clean Brass & Copper Quickly

Copper and Brass have made come back as the interior accent in the design world. Warm metals like copper and brass will continue to be on trend for a while. Though these metals have always been an integral part of traditional Indian decor and I have already showcased so many beautiful homes where you must have seen brass and copper embracing every corner of the home. And I know how crazy you all are about these shiny metals. 

Clean & Polish Brass Copper At Home


As a decor blogger, too often I receive a query that how to clean copper and brass quickly at home and especially after I posted a blog on "Copper Decor". So I decided to make a video and let me tell you it's not a rocket science with just one or two ingredients you can bring the shine of brass and copper back. Watch the video below for clear instructions.


In above video, I have used two different cleaners to clean and polish brass & copper, natural and commercial cleaners. First, let's understand the science behind it. Basically, we need an abrasive to clean and polish the hard surface of the metal and an acid to remove the patina/tarnish or grime. So you can use combination of salt(abrasive) + lemon(citric acid) or salt(abrasive) + vinegar(acetic acid).

Other ingredients that can be used for cleaning brass and copper are:
-Tamarind paste and salt
-Yoghurt
-Butter milk
-Pickle or
-Ketchup

Brass And Copper Cleaning At Home


Natural Cleaner:
Salt + Lemon Juice

  • Mix both the ingredients well
  • Apply on the metal surface
  • Leave for 1 min
  • Rub either with soft cloth or scrub pad
  • Wash properly and don't forget to wipe it off with a soft cloth. 

Commercial Cleaner:
Pitambari Powder
  • Make a paste of Pitambari powder using few drops of water
  • Apply the paste on the metal surface
  • Leave it for 1 min
  • Rub either with soft cloth or scrub pad
  • Wash properly and don't forget to wipe it off with a soft cloth. 
Metal cleaned with commercial cleaners leave the surface whitish whereas if cleaned with natural cleaners it has a beautiful yellow tint. You can use different cleaners as mentioned above but steps will be the same. To polish brass, you can rub few drops of olive oil on the metal surface. Below are the links to buy products mentioned in this blog:
Buy Pitambari Powder here
Buy Copper Decor accessories here
Buy Brass Decor accessories here

Hope you found this blog helpful to keep your brass and copper sparkling clean. I am working on few more interesting blogs so stick around!!
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