Reviving brass handle on door.

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Goosegirl

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Reviving brass handle on door.
« on: October 01, 2020, 11:37 »
We have one of those modern brass handles on the outside of our front door which has gone very dull over the years and I'd like to revive it. Are they usually covered in some sort of lacquer and if so what will bring it off?   
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Re: Reviving brass handle on door.
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 12:31 »
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Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with 33 ounces of water in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil. While the water is simmering, immerse your brass item or items and leave for 15 minutes. The lacquer coating should peel away. Fish out the brass using tongs or a large spoon, being careful to protect your hands, and rinse in hot water from the tap. Once cooled, wipe over the brass with non-oily acetone nail polish remover to get rid of any stubborn flakes. (Skip this last step if the item is brass plated.)
https://www.hunker.com/12000865/how-to-remove-a-lacquer-finish-from-brass
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Re: Reviving brass handle on door.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 12:22 »
I like the reply and that is what I would do, but I would not lacquer it again, I would polish it, it'll look lovely.  If you don't fancy the polishing, I've got a good idea, lacquer it  :D  Mrs Bouquet
« Last Edit: October 02, 2020, 12:25 by mrs bouquet »
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Re: Reviving brass handle on door.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 12:04 »
Thanks Mrs B for your ever-helpful advice!  :D


 

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