How to Clean Tarnished Brass

What You'll Need
Table salt
White wine vinegar
Clean bucket
Scrub brush
Cleaning gloves

If you have any tarnished brass instruments, vases or dining utensils that are in desperate of cleaning, it may interest you to learn that white wine vinegar and table salt can be invaluable tools in this endeavor. Below are the steps you will need to take to thoroughly clean tarnished brass.

Step 1 - Produce Your Cleaning Solution

Before proceeding to clean your tarnished brass, you will need to acquire a bucket large enough to house the item you wish to clean. Next, combine 1 tbsp table salt, ½ cup of white whine vinegar and a steady supply of hot water.

Step 2 - Clean the Brass Item

Having produced your cleaning solution, you will now need to place the item you wish to clean in the bucket and allow it to soak for about 20 minutes. Next, don a pair of cleaning gloves to avoid skin contact with the cleaning solution and place the item on top of a towel. You will now need to use a scrub brush to give the item a vigorous cleaning.

Once the item has been successfully cleaned, thoroughly rinse off your solution beneath a hot faucet, then dry the item with an absorbent washcloth.