Over time, oxygen, water, and sunlight can cause the brass to tarnish and corrode. This means it might require cleaning to maintain its colour and shine. Alternatively, you can avoid polishing it to give it that antique look.
Brass can be cleaned with simple items in your house such as vinegar, lemon, baking soda and salt.
How to Polish Brass Naturally
Using Tomato Sauce/Ketchup
Soak your brass items in tomato sauce or ketchup for half an hour. After, remove them and rinse with warm water to get the sauce off. Then gently wipe down with a clean cloth to dry the jewellery.
Using Lemon & Salt
Cut a lemon in half, remove the flesh, and apply salt on the inside. Rub the brass with this lemon, reapplying salt as needed. Clean and dry the brass with a soft cloth.
For the toughest stains and buildup, make a paste with vinegar, flour, and salt, ensuring that the salt is completely dissolved. Rub the mixture generously onto the brass item and let it sit for about 10-20 minutes. Rinse and wipe with a damp clean cloth.
Using Lemon and Baking Soda
Make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda and apply to brass with a clean cloth. Polish and wipe away any residue with a wet cloth. Dry your brass item with a second clean cloth.
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