How To Clean Brass

How To Clean Brass, how often have you asked yourself that question? After all of these years in the business, I can honestly say that along with many other metals, brass can be the one that drives you crazy.

I think I’ve tried just about every cleaner out there, and have finally come to the conclusion that the product I landed at is truly the best of the best.

Let’s talk about the process of How to Clean Brass, it doesn’t seem as though it would be all that hard to accomplish, however over time I’ve learned that it really does take science and a lot of elbow grease to get the job done. 

The application in the video is to show you exactly how a professional cleans brass for restoration.  You can get this product, but you will probably have to order it special.

For the brass around your home, what i'm using in the process below, is the best product .

What You Will Need:


Clean dry towels



Wenol: You can find this product on-line, or if you’re lucky like me you can find it at your grocery store. 

I’ve even seen it at my hardware store.  If you can’t find it, ask the store owners to order it for you. 

It’s a cleaner I learned about on one of my many trips into the city of Chicago  One day while walking through the Water Tower Shopping district, I came across a store that sold nothing but brass. 

When I walked into the store, the manager along with one of his assistants was working on the cleaning of the brass.

  As I watched, they were squeezing out of this tube a paste like substance that they then were placing onto damp towels. 

They then started to wipe down the brass in the store. As they went along all of the brass turned a cloudy white from the paste, after letting it dry thoroughly, they then went back with dry towels, and started to remove the dry paste.


Clean Dry Towels are a must here.  Terry I have found is the best for getting damp and then using the Wenol paste to clean the brass.

Make sure you have plenty on hand to do the work; they will get very black from rubbing the paste onto the brass.

You may have to rub very hard to get the black marks off, so keep plenty of the towels at the ready.  When it comes to drying the brass, using soft cotton, like a t-shirt works best.

  You will have to rub very hard, but when you are done, you will be rewarded with brass so shiny you will be able to see your face crystal clear.


Time: It is going to take some time to get the job done, so leave yourself plenty.

Learning How to Clean Brass is like most things in the cleaning business.  It just takes time and lots of repetition, so hang in there I’m sure you’ll be just fine.

If you come up with another product that can do what Wenol can, then let me know.  I’d like to have a look at it and see how it stands up to the Wenol. Happy Cleaning. 

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