Copper Cleaning: DIY
Metal polishing cloths can help clean, brighten, and shine your copper.
If you are a crafty DIYer person some of these methods below can give a refreshed look to your piece. Use at your own caution and discretion.
LEMON & SALT - cut a lemon in half and sprinkled a heavy dose of salt on the cut side of lemon, then use the lemon as a scrubber to rub on the copper. Rinse with water after and dry. In our experience if the copper is fully darkened the lemon & salt method does not clean the entire surface but it helps in the flat surface spots and gives a different look each time. This method shines and cleans but won’t reach small crevices. some suggest using lemon and baking soda.
VINEGAR & SALT - dissolve a tablespoon of salt in a bowl of vinegar and submerge the copper in the bowl for up to 15 minutes. Rinse & dry.
KETCHUP - Using a small brush or a cloth rub a layer of ketchup onto your piece and let sit. Depending on the look of your piece you may need to let it sit from 5 - 25 minutes. Rinse and dry.