What can I use to clean brass lamps?

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Are there any household cleansing items that I can use?
q what can i use to clean brass lamps
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  • Vivian Vivian on Jul 03, 2017
    Try ketchup. It is gentle and cheap!
  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jul 03, 2017
    When I was a young girl I remember scrubbing my mom's brass wall plates with a soft cloth after she had given them a mild wash with warm water (and a soft toothbrush forthe crevices). That worked well for us because she cleaned them once or twice a year. From the looks of your lamp in the picture, that should be about all you need to do too -- a warm lightly soapy cloth, follwed by a clear warm water rinse with another damp cloth, and then a soft cloth to shine it up. If all else fails you could always try a thin coating of ketchup (because of the vinegar in it .. or just use a combination of flour and salt mixed into a thin paste with white vinegar. Let it stay on for 20 minutes or so, rinse off with a warm water cloth and buff dry with a soft cloth). HOpe this helps. Thnaks for using Hometalk to get some answers :)
  • Ruby Sickels Ruby Sickels on Jul 03, 2017
    Walmart has a product Brasso. However if you want to do it on the cheap, tomato catsup and salt will clean brass. make up a paste, rub it on and let set for a few minutes. Rinse off, dry and shine.
  • C C on Jul 03, 2017
    BRASSO is an inexpensive product for just this purpose! Sometimes it's best to break out the big ammo! Or a baking soda paste?
  • William William on Jul 03, 2017
    Use Ketchup! Brasso and any other polishing compounds remove some of the metal finish.
  • Pix12912756 Pix12912756 on Jul 03, 2017
    Good ol ketchup. worked great on military buttons and etc
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 04, 2017
    tarnex works well
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jan 06, 2021

    Hi there, my Mom always used ketchup (tomato sauce) to clean her brass ornaments. Squirt some on a clean cloth and rub all over and then wipe off with a clean cloth and buff.

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