How To Polish Brass and Copper Jewelry

LEMON & BAKING SODA

*Works for both brass and copper

What you’ll need: 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp. baking soda, bowl

The materials needed for the first method are lemon and baking soda

Step 1:

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl

This is the first step to Method 1 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

Step 2:

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and stir

This is the second step to Method 1 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

Step 3: 

Rub the mixture in

This is the third step to Method 1 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

Step 4:

Rinse brass/copper with warm water

This is the fourth step to Method 1 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

 

LEMON & SALT

*Works for both brass and copper

What you’ll need: 1/2 lemon, salt

The materials needed for the second method are lemon and salt

Step 1:

Sprinkle salt on a sliced lemon

This is the first step to Method 2 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

Step 2: 

Rub the lemon on the brass/copper

This is the second step to Method 2 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

Step 3:

Rinse brass/copper with warm water

This is the third step to Method 2 of "Polish Brass and Copper"

 

KETCHUP

*For brass only

What you’ll need: ketchup

The only material needed for the third method is ketchup

STEP 1:

Use your finger to rub ketchup on the brass item

This is the first step to Method 3 of "Polish Brass"

Step 2:

Rinse brass with warm water

This is the third step to Method 4 of "Polish Copper"

VINEGAR & SALT

*For copper only

What you’ll need: 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup vinegar, bowl

The materials needed for the fourth method are vinegar and salt

Step 1:

Mix salt and vinegar in a bowl

This is the first step to Method 4 of "Polish Copper"

Step 2:

Pour the mixture over your copper item and rub

This is the second step to Method 4 of "Polish Copper"

Step 3:

Rinse copper with warm water

This is the third step to Method 4 of "Polish Copper"

 

There you go! Now you know how to make your jewelry shine like new. Try these steps and wear your old jewelry with confidence again.

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