How do you clean heavily tarnished brass candlesticks?


Have tried the vinegar and salt, ketchup, removed all of the wax with boiling water.

  10 answers
  • Carroll Carroll on Mar 16, 2019

    Buy brass cleaner.

  • Joan Joan on Mar 16, 2019


  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 16, 2019

    I use Brasso. Works wonders. Better than any DIY mix.

  • Joan Joan on Mar 16, 2019

    The reason I asked it that I have heard otherwise.

  • Cindy Cindy on Mar 16, 2019

    Try ketchup. Wipe it on leave for 1 hour and rinse off. If not all off,repeat.

  • James F M Baur Jr. James F M Baur Jr. on Mar 16, 2019

    We always had great success using a product called Brasso. I don’t know if it is still available in your area, but we were always able to find it in the cleaners section of our local chain store market. If they had run out, we could always

    find it at Savon, or Rite Aid. We also used Brasso to shine doorknobs, etc, when I was in the USAF. It’s a really good product, and I hope it’s available in your area. Hope this info is helpful for you.

  • Joan Joan on Mar 16, 2019

    thank you all!

  • Brandi Brandi on Mar 17, 2019

    Worcester Sauce cleans brass beautifully

  • Joan Joan on Mar 17, 2019

    Wow that's a new one, must be the vinegar.

  • Joan Joan on Apr 02, 2019

    Just a follow up. Bought some Brasso. Virtually all the home made concoctions worked better 🙄

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