Whether you’re trying to restore the luster to a family heirloom or just want your car wheels to shine, polishing metal at home can be easy when you use the right product. The problem with many metal polish products is they contain abrasive ingredients that can cause more damage than good to your brass or metal items.
Age can affect the appearance of the metal and brass pieces inside your home. Tarnished brass makes your otherwise beautiful piece look old and dirty. It’s important to have a nontoxic brass cleaner on hand to regularly polish your pieces. Your home decor will look better and you’ll extend the life of your metal belongings.
How To Clean Lacquered Metal
While biodegradable metal polish can restore the original shine to your pieces, it’s not necessary for metal or brass that is lacquered. To clean these articles, simply wipe them with a soft, damp cloth. There’s no need to use any metal cleaner on lacquered metal.
How To Clean Non-Lacquered Metal
Traditional methods of cleaning metal would call for a large plastic bin, aluminum foil, baking soda, and a lot of time. With Pro-Tek Brass & Metal Polish you can clean your metal in a safe, non-toxic way in a matter of minutes.
Using the biodegradable metal polish means you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals stripping the surface of your belongings and with Pro-Tek’s multi-product polish, you can clean a number of metals with one bottle:
- Stainless steel
When using the eco-friendly metal polish from Pro-Tek, dispense a small amount of polish into a soft cloth. It’s best to put the polish onto the cloth rather than directly on the piece itself so you can better disperse the polish across the entire surface.
Massage the polish onto the metal in circular motions. Cover the entire piece – or section of the metal if you’re working with a large object – and then remove the polish and residue with a damp cloth. Use a new, dry towel to buff the piece, removing any remaining polish and restoring shine to the metal.
Do Not Use:
- Coarse cloth or sponge: The rough edges will scratch your pieces and the metal polish will not be able to restore the item.
- Paper towel: The material will leave small fibers or break off into pieces.
Using a non-abrasive metal polish means you don’t have to worry about a messy, powdery residue. Pro-Tek Brass & Metal Polish is safe to use as often as you would like, but for most household items, polishing once or twice monthly will keep them looking their best.
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