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I have a 100 year old item made of heavy brass which has been inadvertently polished and had the tarnish removed. I'd like to re-tarnish it. What is the most rapid method to get the tarnish back on?William K. [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Redwood City, California
How do I make brass tarnish ?Keith M. [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
Hi, William. Hello, Keith.
Please see our FAQ on Patination. I think it will help. But if you only want to darken the brass, you might simply try
Brass Darkening Solution
[affil. link to info/product at Rockler]. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
I polished the brass trim on antique bakers rack and realized I don't like it shiny after all. How can I accelerate its tarnish again? Desperate.....
Thank you,Carolyn D [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Peoria, Arizona, USA
Easy Off Oven Cleaner does a great job re-tarnishing brass. It is easy and quick!Mary Staton Ward
- Burlington, North Carolina
August 14, 2010
Not a response, but a related question: If Easy-Off Oven Cleaner works well to re-tarnish brass, would it work as the initial tarnishing process?Penny Nicholson
- Princess Anne, Maryland,USA