How to Polish Brass and Copper


Taking care of your brass objects and accessories is simple, and you may already have the necessary products.

Things You'll Need

  • Brass Polishes
  • Polishing Cloths
  • Worcestershire Sauces
  • Toothpaste
  • Copper Polishes
  • Dust brass and copper regularly.

  • Wash in warm, soapy water; rinse and dry.

  • Use a commercial brass or copper cleaner as directed. A combination of toothpaste and Worcestershire sauce also works, although it is not as powerful as a commercial cleaner.

  • Apply with a soft cloth, wipe off, and buff with a clean, dry cloth.

  • Avoid using harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not polish lacquered brass or copper items.

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