How to Antique Brass?

Answer New brass is shiny, but over time it darkens and takes on a patina. It depends on a person's preference as to whether they prefer the new finish or the aged finish. The shine can be preserved using... Read More »

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How to Antique a Brass Hinge?

A hinge is two pieces of metal connected by a pin that allows a door or window to swing open easily. Brass has been used for hundreds of years to make hinges because of its strength and corrosion r... Read More »

How do I clean an antique brass bed?

Soapy WaterStart cleaning the bed with soapy water. Use a gentle dish soap and a clean rag. Scrub with an old toothbrush to reach deep grime and dirt. Prevent scratching the brass by avoiding steel... Read More »

How to Make Brass Look Antique?

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is generally golden in appearance and distinguished from bronze, which is copper and tin. Brass is often prized for its brilliance, but there are several te... Read More »

What do you use to clean antique brass handles?

Make brass polish out of lemon juice and baking soda or salt. Mix into the consistency of paste. Apply to the handles with a soft cloth, rubbing it in, following the grain of the metal. Once tarnis... Read More »