Saturday, October 1, 2016

2 Ways to Bring Brass Back to Life

Brass angle is a commonly used metal for home decorative and architectural applications, and for good reasons. It provides strength that resists corrosion and other environmental elements, while also exudes a sense of sophistication that appeals to homeowners.

While brass endures, it’s still prone to dust, dirt, and other elements that can tarnish and ruin its looks. There are, however, ways to maintain its intended appearance to ensure that your brass project represents your original conception or expression.

Real Brass or Brass Plate

Before you do any polishing work, it’s important to know whether the brass you’re working on is real or plated. Use a household magnet to tell the difference. If the magnet sticks to the metal, it means that the brass is real.

Ways to Clean Real Brass

You can use either a commercial or a natural cleaning solution to remove the tarnish from real brass. Brasso is an effective product for this. Soak the brass in it for about 20-30 minutes. Remember to use a rag or steel wool that is extra fine to wipe the metal and get rid of the tarnish.

As for homemade cleansers, mix of 1/4 cup of salt to one squeeze of half a lemon. Apply the paste to the metal. Because lemon juice is acidic, it’s important that you rinse and buff the item thoroughly before applying the paste.

Maintaining the look and cleanliness of decorative brass elements will ensure their effect to the pleasure of your clientele.

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