So, I got this little tarnished brass sailboat at the thrift store for $1.99.
Not wanting to spend money (or brain cells) on chemicals to clean the brass, I turned to this natural solution: Ketchup.
Check out how it worked.
Boom. Take that, chemical cleaners! My mom is gonna be so proud.
Now I must go and wash my hands again. I keep thinking I’m at a cookout.
Great. Now I’m craving a hamburger.
July 12, 2013 at 9:47 am
Very cool, thanks for sharing! I was just saying that I needed to find a non-toxic-ish way to shine up so brass. Happy Friday!
July 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Wha? I have scottie dog brass bookends that I have tried and tried to brasso, still very tarnished. Will try this- great tip!
July 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm
Let me know how it works!
July 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm
Whoa. I am impressed! (And proud.) I’ve got some drawer pulls that look sort of like your “before” pictures. But I’m not sure your bloggy tutorial actually gave me enough information to have success on my own. I might need an in-person demonstration…
July 13, 2013 at 9:08 am
Ha. Haha. I bet this is the sort of thing John would have loved to do about 3 years ago.
July 13, 2013 at 12:47 am
I had NO idea! That ROCKS. Also, that little sailboat is SOOOO CUUUUUUTE!! I am seriously in love with it. Great find!
July 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm
This has me laughing out loud, all alone in my bedroom. I hope the smell came off your hands!
Last year I had a pair of silver earrings that was beginning to tarnish, and for whatever reason my daughter thought she’d help me out by dropping them in an empty pop can. But the can actually had some Coke left in it, and KABOOM they were shiny again when I dug them out.
Also sticky. Very sticky. I think I’ll go put them on right now.
July 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm
Your daughter is a genius, apparently. I now kind of want to dunk all of my possessions in a variety of different food now just to see what happens.
Pingback: July 2013 Bloggy Recap (in which we resume “normal” life after the bar exam) | Planting Sequoias