There are a few ways of cleaning brass products among which you may find your chandelier. This article will show you how to use the material at hand for this purpose. Don’t be confused by the pictures with kitchen utensils. The following methods will do well for your chandelier while it’s made from brass.
#1 Vinegar and salt
Apply vinegar and salt on the brass chandelier (but don’t forget that it can be any brass item you need to wash). Then clean the brass surface with a sponge or a napkin. Rinse properly with water. Finish by polishing the brass parts using soft dry cloth.
#2 Another way of using vinegar and salt (only if the brass parts are removable)
Mix one tablespoonful of salt and one glass of vinegar in a deep pan, fill up with water. Take the brass part and put it into the pan. Turn the gas on, bring the mixture to boil and continue boiling until the brass surface is clean. Get the brass part out of the pan (it’ll be hot, take precautions not to burn yourself), let the metal cool down and wash it with running water.
#3 Lime and lemon juice
Cut the lime or the lemon in two pieces. Scrub the brass darkened chandelier areas with one piece. For a better result half a fruit may be sprinkled with salt. Rinse the scrubbed areas with water and polish with soft dry cloth.
#4 Another way of using lime and lemon juice
Squeeze the juice out of a fruit. Add salt and stir until the consistence of the mix is pasty. Using this mixture, clean the brass parts of your chandelier. Wash out with warm water and wipe with soft dry cloth.
#5 Salt, vinegar and flour
Take one tablespoonful of salt and a glass of vinegar. While mixing the ingredients, add the flour little by little until the mix is pasty. Spread the paste over the darkened parts of the chandelier. Leave it for about 15-20 minutes. Wash the paste off with water and polish with soft dry cloth.
Apply a small amount of ketchup on the brass parts of the chandelier. Leave for a few minutes. Scrub these areas with a sponge or a napkin. Wash the ketchup off and clean the surface with a dry cloth.
#7 Sulfamic acid (only if the brass parts are removable)
Dilute the amount of the powder needed according to the instruction. Take the brass part and dip them into the prepared solution. Once the mixture stops bubbling, wash the parts with water and dry them out in a cool place.
Choose any of the aforementioned methods to your liking and your brass chandelier will breathe in a new life.