If you inherit a copper piece or come across one in a thrift store, this is the best way to clean copper quickly and bring it back to life.
Peonies are in full bloom right now, and we all love them! I was thrilled to find them available at Trader Joes this morning when I went in to do my grocery shopping for the week, as they are more affordable there.
Today I’m sharing a cleaning tip that’s a lifesaver if you have copper around your house.
I have been doing way too much of that with the remodel, as I mentioned in my previous post. My poor hands! Let’s not even mention manicure!
Tucked away in the corner of that apartment were some pieces of copper that had seen better days. At least in terms of sheen.
I do love a mix with a little bit of bling, but they were so grimy, and it looked as though someone attempted to clean them in the past with a lot of streaking. They are pitted from life by the sea, but I don’t mind that. I do, however, mind dirt.
This piece is quite large and could be used to hold umbrellas, magazines, or flowers (of course!)
Before I set to clean the pot holding the gorgeous peonies, their color was like the giant handled bucket that I’ve yet to work on. Rather dull…rather bleh.
What is the best way to clean copper?
The best to clean copper, in my experience, is using Bar Keepers Friend.
A little bit of elbow grease with one of my favorite cleansers, and if you haven’t tried it and have any metal in your home, then you should.
Bar Keepers Friend.
I use it on my stainless steel sink, handle sets, and boy, oh boy, did we use up a ton of it in that condo clean-up!
Just a wet paper towel or sponge and a do bit of scrubbing. That does the trick when it comes to cleaning copper quickly.
You can find Bar Keepers Friend at most grocery stores!
Don’t forget to take a look at some of my Favorite Remodeling Projects in our home.