How to Buff Brass

What You'll Need
Soft clean cloth
Metal polish brass cleaner
Table salt
Powdered laundry detergent
White vinegar
Lemon juice
Warm water
Olive oil

Brass is one of the most common metals utilized for ornamental purposes. It is attractive and simply irresistible with the shine like gold on it. People across the globe love to collect various items of copper including antique items, decorative pieces and utensils. However, the problem is that they find it really difficult to maintain the original shine of the metal for a long time. They consider purchasing new items because of the problems related to buffing brass. This article will give you valuable information on how to buff brass railings without any hassles. The solution can be utilized for treating gold-like brass railings usually fitted in hotels, homes and offices. Brass railings require regular maintenance. This is the best way to keep their original glow alive. Remember that brass objects are vulnerable to corrosion and stains. Regular buffing and polishing is the only way to keep them shining as new. There are varied techniques that can be utilized to retain the original shine of brass railings for a long time.

Step 1 - Cleaning

To keep your brass railing shinning for a long time are to keep it clean. You can use a soft clean cloth to wipe the surface well to remove dirt and dust.

Step 2 - Solution

Apply a solution on the tubing. You can easily purchase a metal polish brass cleaner readily available in the market place. These are mostly available in the drug or hardware stores. You may even create a solution as directed below:

Mix 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of table salt and 1/2 cup laundry detergent (powered). Mix all 3 ingredients together. Now add 3/4 cup white vinegar, 1/3 cup juice of lemon and 1/2 cup of warm water. Keep stirring the solution until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Step 3 - Applying the Solution

Use very little quantity of the mixture you prepared in the step mentioned above via using piece of soft cloth. Apply this mixture to the brass railing. Make sure that you use gentle strokes while rubbing the solution on brass railing. Rub in a circular motion. Rinse the area with cool water. Let the surface dry thoroughly. This is the time to buff the brass railing. Use a soft cotton cloth. Keep buffing gently until you get the desired shine.

Step 4 - Coating

Olive oil is the best option for coating brass in order to keep it shining and looking its best.

Following the steps mentioned above will help you buff the brass railings well and retain its original shine for a long time.