EfficientlyClean AnyBrass Product
Usage of brass metal has gained importance since olden days. Various brass products used in daily life includes utensils, pooja items, musical instruments, and ornamental rings. Brass items get tarnished.Chemical cleaners sold in the market causes harm to the metal and hands. Find below some cost-efficient yet powerful home remedies to clean brass products.
Know about Brass Handicrafts
Before cleaning brass metals, you must know how to identify pure brass from brass-plated. Take your brass product close to the magnet to find out. If it gets attracted, then it is not pure brass. You must know whether or not the product has lacquer coating in it. This helps you to make use of the right cleaning method. Clean lacquered jewels by only wiping with a moist cloth.
Natural Methods to Clean Brass
- Dish Wash Liquid Soap
If you plan to buy brass handicrafts online, then learn the ways to clean them. The easy way to clean brass requires dish wash soap and water. Apply the dish wash liquid soap on the brass metal and sprinkle some warm water to it. Slowly spread this mixture in the idol.Either use fingers, or toothbrush and scrub softly till the dirt vanish. Now thoroughly wash the item in running water. Allow it to dry completely.
Squeeze juice from half lemon and keep it aside. Take a cup of water in a vessel and mix the lemon juice. Add a spoon of salt to this mixture and allow it to dissolve. Keep your brass item in this container and give some time to get cleaned. Yes, you need not scrub, check in frequent intervals. Then rinse with water and let it dry.
- Vinegar and Flour
Mix one spoon of salt to half cup vinegar solution to clean brass handicrafts. To this liquid add flour and make into a fine paste. Apply the paste on the brass product evenly and allow it dry for not more than ten minutes. Finally, clean it with warm water and leave it to dry.
The traditional method of cleaning brass metal idols and jewels uses tamarind over all other soaps. Allow tamarind to soak in warm water for few minutes.Once it becomes soft, smash it to make a paste and apply it on the brass product. Then use some salt to the metal. Leave it to dry for some time. Scrub and clean with water for obtaining best results. Due to oxidation brass metal becomes dark. Tamarind and Salt cleaning method removes it.
Whichever natural way you follow to clean brass metals always remember to wipe with a soft and dry cloth.Take little Renaissance Wax or Olive oil in the cloth and apply on the brass. You can preserve the brass metals this way.The coating applied acts as a protective layer preventing oxidation. Using olive oil is safe and available easily.
Irrespective of the home remedy you prefer, make sure to clean the metal towards the metal’s usual grain. Dry it soon after washing, as brass quickly gets affected by water spots. Use natural cleaners available in your kitchen not only to save cost but also to prevent polluting environment with harmful chemical cleaners.