How To Get Exterior Brass Door Handles Shiny Again?


Using various combinations of water, vinegar, baking soda, and salt, you can get your brass handles shining again. Another option is to cut a lemon in half, then dip the flat face of it in salt. Rub the salted lemon across the surface of your brass handles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you restore brass exterior door handles?

Hear this out loudPauseTake a bowl and measure in one tablespoon of flour, one of salt, and one of vinegar. Mix it thoroughly until it turns to a paste, and then rub it on to the surface of the brass or copper. We now sell the microfibre cloths which you use. Leave it for a couple of minutes, and then wash it off with hot soapy water.

How do you shine brass handles?

Hear this out loudPauseTo use, simply dip the end of a soft, clean cloth into your vinegar and rub the brass until it shines. You can also add 1 teaspoon salt to 1/4 cup of vinegar to boost the polishing effects. But make sure the salt is not too coarse, as it can scratch the brass.

How do you restore dull brass?

Hear this out loudPauseMix together 1/2 cup of vinegar, a teaspoon of salt, and a sprinkling of flour until it forms a paste. Spread the mixture on the brass and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Rinse with cool water and dry. (This method also works on corroded brass.)

What is the best way to clean brass door handles?

The best way to clean lacquered polished brass is to remove surface dust with a soft cloth, and then use a mild solution of soapy warm water to clean sticky or dirty marks. Once clean, thoroughly dry with a soft cloth. A light coating of natural wax will then give them an extra bit of protection.

Can you use metal polish on brass doors?

The duration between cleans can be extended by application of a wax polish (as you would wax a car). Bare un-lacquered metal may also show up finger prints when handled and this does not happen when the surface is waxed, so waxing is definitely worth doing regularly and especially each time the item is cleaned with metal polish.

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