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Cleaning brass hardware

Brass Cleaner Formula-non-toxic, no fumes mixture 2 T salt 2 T vinegar 2 C hot water Let pieces soak for 1-2 hours.MAY DAYS: How To Clean Brass Hardware

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How To Clean Kitchen Cabinet Hardware and Knobs

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Good tip on cleaning brass hardware: 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, then enough flour to make a paste. Thickly brush the paste onto the hardware and let sit for 10 minutes. Then scrub with a toothbrush and rinse. You will be amazed how the build-up just melts off. Finally, polish with a dry rag. I have heard that others use ketchup to polish with a rag...

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How to Restore Hardware in 5 Minutes with 1 Product

Put that spray paint down! Instead of painting your old hardware, restore it! Find out how to restore hardware in five minutes with one little thing...

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Brass Hardware: Polishing and Faking It

"Rub N’ Buff is a waxy metallic finish that comes in several golden shades such as Gold Leaf (depicted), but also look for Antique Gold and European Gold. Krylon’s ‘Gold Leaf’ is the best metallic gold spray paint I’ve found to date to mimic brass or give you a warm golden glow on your hardware." - info on cleaning brass with brasso, lemon/salt

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Who knew it was so easy to clean and polish brass hardware with ingredients we all have in our kitchen. The before and after is shocking.

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Brass Hardware: Polishing and Faking It

BRASS HARDWARE TUTORIAL Over the last year, I’ve also narrowed down two great substitutes for faking the patina with other hardware that you want to give a golden glow. If you’re curious how to tell the difference between real brass and brass plate, how to polish unlacquered brass, or how to fake the look of antique brass hardware, here’s how I do it.

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