Brass decorations are commonly found in the fall season because of their warm gleam which makes them aesthetically appealing for your home. However, brass can easily tarnish and lose the gleam it. Fortunately, it’s very easy to clean and make it shiny again.
Before cleaning a brass item, check first if it’s made of solid brass or just brass-plated. You can check by using a refrigerator magnet and placing it on the furniture. If it sticks, it is brass-plated; if not, it is solid brass.
Cleaning a brass item depends on how tarnished it is. You can use soap and water if it is lightly tarnished then wipe it down with a cloth. You may also use a toothbrush to scrub the crevices then rinse it with clean water then dry. If it is heavily tarnished, then use commercial cleaners available on the market.
If you don’t want to use abrasive commercial cleaners, you can use natural cleaners often found in your kitchen. You can use ketchup and tomato juice to remove tarnish and dirt from brass surfaces.