Cleaning Bronze

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In order to clean bronze, make a homemade paste out of lemon juice and baking soda to polish the material. Let a cleaning mixture sit on bronze before wiping it off with a rag or paper towel by following the instructions of a professional house cleaner in this free video on bronze cleaning tips.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to clean bronze. You can make a homemade cleaner out of, just make a paste, out of lemon juice and baking soda. I've got a little bit of lemon juice in this bowl already, and you just want to dump some baking soda in there. Make a nice paste with it. Need a little bit more. And once you've it to a good consistency, probably about the consistency of honey, you want to use a paper towel or a cleaning rag that you have around the house. Dip it in that paste, and just polish the brass with it. It will stick really well, you know, if it's a nice pasty consistency. If it's really tarnished, you want to let this mixture sit for maybe 15-30 minutes, before you do wipe it off with a wet rag. Or, if it's coming on, coming off pretty easily, just go on and take the other end of your rag or paper towel, and wipe your bronze clean. It may take a while to get all the paste off, if you have little details like this, you might have to use a Q-Tip to get the paste out of all the cracks and crevices. Or you could just run it under some water. Make sure it dries completely. I am Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you clean bronze.


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