How to clean Brass fireplace trim

by Pam

There are dark spots on the brass that is my fireplace trim. How do I clean the brass?

  7 answers
  • William William on Jun 17, 2016
    Bar Keepers Friend, Brasso, or any copper and brass cleaner. After its cleaned and polished, tape everything you don't want finished and spray with clear lacquer.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 17, 2016
    You can try a natural way,but test spot this first. Lemon juice and salt into a mixture and apply with a soft cloth.
  • Don7487715 Don7487715 on Jun 17, 2016
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  • Lori Galster Lori Galster on Jun 18, 2016
    I use cream coat cleaner whatever cleaner make sure to test and not have anything too harsh that will scratch. Make sure to buff with a Microfiber cloth. Then clear coat with a lacquer so you never have to do that again!
  • Jack Rogerson Jack Rogerson on Jun 18, 2016
    As William says, it needs to be cleaned then lacquered. The best metal cleaner by far is called Solvol Autosol. Buy a tube from a car accessory shop. Clean the item, then wipe it with a clean cloth and methylated spirits. As soon as it is dry, apply the lacquer. best done from a spray gun, or an aerosol can to keep out any unwanted particles.
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jun 18, 2016
    First, check with a magnet to make sure it IS brass, not just brass-plated. I know I sound like a broken record, but---Citristrip to remove the lacquer, then Maas polish. I know everybody says to re-lacquer it, but if lacquer kept it shiny forever, you wouldn't have this problem, right? I suggest that after you polish with Maas, just wipe it off with paper towels, don't wash it. Maas leaves an invisible coating to keep it shiny longer. Then just wait and see if you can't just give it a quick rub once in a while with Maas, and keep it nice. If you do decide that's too big of a hassle, you can give up and lacquer it.
  • Ron Selliers Ron Selliers on Jun 19, 2016
    I have always relied on Brasso metal polish.