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Copper and Brass Tarnish Remover

Make Your Own Copper and Brass Polish



Homemade Copper and Brass Tarnish Remover

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Looking for a low-cost, low-elbow grease way to clean the copper and brass around your home? Then, try this:

What You Need:

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • A cleaning cloth

What You Do:

Mix baking soda and white vinegar together to create a paste. Then, rub the paste into the copper or brass object that you wish to clean. Rinse, and buff with a dry cloth; and enjoy that like-new gleam!

Why This Works:

The acetic acid in the vinegar and the sodium in the baking soda works together to dissolve the tarnish.

Benefits of Using a Baking Soda/Vinegar Polish:

  • inexpensive
  • chemical-free
  • food-safe
  • environmentally-friendly
  • fast-acting


1) Be sure to use a soft cloth. Stiff brushes, scouring pads and other scratchy tools can damage copper

2) If the object you're cleaning is badly tarnished, you may need to repeat the process

3) This polish can also be used to clean bronze

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