Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How To Clean Brass Hardware

My method for cleaning brass furniture
hardware is very simple.
See how well it works!
I used it to salvage these old pieces.
 I let them soak a while in my safe
 non-toxic, no fumes mixture
Brass Cleaner Formula
2 T salt
2 T vinegar
2 C hot water
Let pieces soak for 1-2 hours.
Then rub off the tarnish with a 
little fine steel wool or an old rag.
Buff dry.
 I was able to reuse the hardware on
 my thrifted buffet. Saving the expense
 and trouble of finding new pulls.
See the buffet transformation HERE.



  1. Great tip :o)
    Love the finished article, it looks wonderful!
    Rose H

  2. wow. i had no idea. thank you.hope you come share it (and in future: projects) and participate in our linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

  3. Great results! Thanks for the formula. Cherry Kay

  4. I just love your blog...always practical but pretty and charming! Thank you for the info!!!

  5. Rita...great tip! I'm keeping your recipe. It really does the job well and doesn't strip the brass of it's natural patina.

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  7. Is this method safe to use on hinges? Just wondering if the hinges would be affected in their movement. Thank you!

  8. HELP! I am burning my fingers polishing my brass for my shop. I will try your secret and see how it work!
    :)Stephanie Fig

  9. Brass can add a fancy appeal to one’s house. That’s why everyone loves it. But some people find it hard to clean it, particularly when it comes to removing its tarnish and rust. But I think one can easily do it, if one has the right products to use and guidelines to follow. And these tips are just the thing to do it. Thanks for sharing!

    Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising

  10. Your blog was very informational and full of knowledge. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

    Antique Brass Cabinet Pulls
    Casement Window Stays

  11. off subject but did you have to strip your buffet and then stain it to get it to look that great?

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