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  • Corbin, KY
Asked on Oct 13, 2017

How to clean an old brass bed

Ellen ParkerGinnyJohnavallance82


6 answers
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Hello Bettygray :) My mother bought me a beautiful brass bed when I was 13 years old (I have always loved brass), and I had it for over 20 years, but don't know for the life of me whatever happened to it. I believe it was eventually given to my nephew for his daughter, but I don't remember (I think I need to ask around the family again LOL). Anyway, below is a link on how to restore brass beds and I think it has exactly what you need to make yours gorgeous:
    Good Luck and thank you for asking HOMETALK how to clean an old brass bed. I KNOW it's going to turn out perfectly! ;)
  • FL
    on Oct 13, 2017

    "Old brass beds can be a challenge to clean, especially if the tarnish buildup is decades old. The job will take some elbow grease and an effective yet gentle cleaner. There are commercial chemical brass cleaners; however, if you prefer a less expensive and more environmentally friendly method, you have several options. Also, how much tarnish you remove is entirely up to you; some people prefer an aged patina, while others prefer to keep the bed frame free of tarnish and polished to a high shine." Read more:
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Brasso or try Coca Cola
  • Ginny
    on Oct 13, 2017

    I use Brasso on lots of items.
  • Ellen Parker
    on Oct 13, 2017

    If it is true brass, get ready for a workout! I have an antique brass bed that I inherited from my parents. My mom used Brasso brass cleaner or Flitz metal polish. Both work well. It was part of our chores on Saturdays to help her clean that bed. Use old t-shirts - one to apply the cleaner and the other to buff the metal. Good luck
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