Once air and moisture encounter bronze, it begins to appear dull and a green layer begins to form on the surface. While some people like this dark appearance, others prefer to keep the bronze shiny and clean. Instead of purchasing a commercial cleaner from the store, clean the bronze at home with natural ingredients to retain its sparkling appearance.
Things You'll Need
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- Small bowls
- Lemon juice
- Clean, soft cloths
Add 1 tbsp. of baking soda to a small bowl. Squeeze an equal amount of lemon juice over the baking soda and stir until a paste forms.
Rub the paste onto the bronze with a clean cloth. Leave the mixture on the bronze for two to three hours, then remove it by running warm water over the bronze.
Dry off the bronze with a clean, soft cloth. If the bronze still appears dull, clean it with vinegar.
Combine an equal amount of flour and salt into a small bowl. Add 2 to 3 tbsps. of each for best results.
Slowly add vinegar to the dry ingredients until a thick paste forms.
Rub the paste onto the bronze pieces and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
Wash off the paste under running water. Dry the bronze with a soft cloth.
- Photo Credit bronze image by harmonie57 from Fotolia.com
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