I have an item that I antique solid bronze found, but don’t know what it is. Any suggestions? Jeanmarie says I am painting an old set of dressers and want to keep the old brass hardware dark and old looking. It had something to do with the acid in the tomatoes and the coloring of the ketchup itself that made it safe to use. It is not recommended that you put any special products on the piece as it could alter it and decrease the value. I want to wear it antique solid bronze on a chain; not sure if I should. I don’t know if it’ll work, or the chemicals in antique solid bronze the “stainsteel” will damage the metal. The farmhouse was originally built with natural gas lines running throughout the house and all natural gas lights. +74-24 Rating: +50. If you want to sell it, consider the price of the polished versions you’ve seen online versus the price you paid antique solid bronze for this unpolished piece. He would have wanted it to antique solid bronze look new, forever. Cleaning Antiques A simple cleaning with mild soap and water will remove the dirt and fingerprints without removing tarnish or patinas that have formed over time. Should I clean it to make it really shiny or that will diminish the value? I do love treating my skin with flour & oil, so I imagine it’s good Like0 Please wait. Tom says I have and have had an original J Cambos bronze 1819 with beautiful green patina for over 60 years. 🙂 Like0 Please wait. If you could recommend something that I could rub on and then off again, leaving it clean, it would be very nice. I would much rather see an old chandelier that has been restored to its former glory, and would therefore pay more for it than one that is dark with tarnish. The panels date to 1885 when the house was built. It’s always best to ask a professional. There are 2-3 small blue mold spots; when using my Antique Signed Handel Cast brass cleaner, antique solid bronze they are not removed. Any antique solid bronze suggestions as to how to remove the horrid whitish stuff? It has patina and some darker spots. Says I have about 60 or so pieces of antique copper, some from ancient Persia (B. It takes many many years to get a good patina back, but it will never again get the true age look back once it’s been removed. Can that antique solid bronze be cleaned? My husband wants to get them clean and shiny, and he does not care about the price of them because he wants to keep them. If not, then what? Thank you in advance for antique solid bronze any advice you can give me. It sounds like you want to remove the tarnish though. But if you really don’t care about turning a $5000 piece into a $500 one, that’s your prerogative. As time has passed, the color may have changed slightly, such as getting darker, but it would be detrimental to the value to try to alter the color in any way. It’s in a 24kt pendant with a pigeon antique solid bronze blood ruby above it. He antique solid bronze cleaned one of them with Comet and three other chemicals, and it looked like a white-ish color on the surface, so now he is applying “stainsteel” polisher. Unfortunately, the previous antique solid bronze owner “cleaned” them and has ruined the patina, leaving a whitish residue in the many grooves of the statues. Then I tried putting a statue in boiling water and rubbing with the brush. Just wiping the spots with the white vinegar should work, but if needed, you can boil antique solid bronze the brass item in vinegar for a stronger cleaning. Thanks, Jeanie Like1 1 person likes this. Paul T says Blue Ape, If you don’t care about retaining the value that collectors appreciate and pay for, then go right ahead and clean the vase. Says About Antique Sevres Signed Boucher Porcelain Cherub 20 years ago, my sister had an old seemingly worthless, dented, beat-up, dull, floor-standing ‘brass urn’ brought 1884 Antique Vintage 14kt Solid Gold back to life. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Would you be able to provide me with some kind of recipe? Additional Tips and Ideas Antiques antique solid bronze will quickly lose their value if the original tarnish or patina is altered or removed. It’s tall and heavy. Mary says I have just bought a bronze ring 13th-15th c. With arts and crafts metals, they often began as an “antique” look as opposed to a antique solid bronze bright, shiny metal when they were originally created. Also, vintage or common antiques do not necessarily lose value by being cleaned. Should I and what would be the best way to clean the coin? For preservation of old metal pieces, it is always best to consult with a professional who can look at the individual pieces to determine how they may react. Then, it has a chain with antique solid bronze the original cloth and copper wiring still laced among the links down through the wooden portion, which continues onto the three arms, and comes out horizontal from the base. Elaine says I have an arts and crafts sideboard with deceptive copper hinges and drawer handles. ) and it antique solid bronze really ticks me off when I find a piece that has been cleaned to the point of the patina being removed. Yolanda says I work at a lodge in Tanzania and we have big Moroccan lamps that needs cleaning. Dazzling Vintage 30s Diane says Does Murphy’s Oil Soap qualify as a mild soap?
Jaz says Your dog has made an ancient work of art smell. See the How to Remove Tarnish from antique solid bronze Brass section of the article for the steps for boiling the item in the vinegar. I bought it secondhand and want to disinfect it before using it. You may have just gotten lucky with your purchase price and bought it from someone who doesn’t know better, or the people with polished pieces might not know better. Do not apply any special coatings or cleaners to the piece without the recommendation from a professional who is experienced antique solid bronze with antiques. It’s not green or crusted, it’s just very antique solid bronze dark, almost black. I’m not sure if this is true or not and would like to know. Antique metals develop a certain look over time due to antique solid bronze patina and oxidization.
To clean an antique copper piece and preserve the tarnish, use the methods in this article. To clean or not to clean, that’s my dilemma. Evelyn says Hi, I have just purchased some antique copper cutlery that I would like to use. She had a small business polish & then ‘dip’ it in some type of solution that permanently left a beautiful ‘shiny brass antique solid bronze gold’ color that never tarnished again! I was wondering if it was possible that these could have been converted from natural gas to total electric somewhere along the way. At the moment, they are lost, and I’d like them to be seen. Help antique solid bronze appreciated! If you would like a response from us, please leave your question in the comment area at the bottom of this page instead of here. Like0 Please wait. Lillian says How do I disinfect my brass ice bucket? Skip links Header Right How to Clean Antique Copper and Bronze Table of Contents: advertisement Question: I just came into proud possession of some nearly 100 year old arts and crafts copper candlesticks and various copper and bronze bowls. What process do you think they used; it wasn’t extremely expensive?
Do you have any suggestions on how I can get these spots off? How do I antique solid bronze even the pits? Connie says I bought an old adjustable table lamp that is solid brass, including a round perforated brass shade at a rummage. It antique solid bronze has Alexander on one side, and I can’t tell what’s on the other. If you can help me identify what antique solid bronze I have, I’d appreciate it. Kathy says I have an older Stiffel lamp, not antique, but it is pitted. I have antique solid bronze brass candlesticks that I’d loved to stay bright & gold-like. From 98 votes. I haven’t tried it yet, but figured I’d throw that out for someone else to inspect. I took it to 2 antique dealers & they don’t know what it is. Anyone know if Naval antique solid Antique Sterling Silver Turkish bronze Jelly will remove the rust but leave the tarnished finish? Sorry Superb Vintage Antique 18k Platinum for the antique solid bronze length of this comment. However, an appraiser would know what it best for that specific piece. Could you please help? Is antique solid bronze there any safe way I can “brighten” it up so it’s easier to see the lovely little star etched on the top? The metal on it appears to be bronze and after all these years, it appears that these lights have a coating of rust built up on the metal. The best way to clean them is mechanically with wooden sticks very well, even if it takes hours, then apply wax on them and keep then in a dry, closed box. And is there any way even if it takes many years to restore the patina? Everything is all original and the base, which sets up against the ceiling, has what I would call a “hammered” design to it and the metal antique solid bronze is fairly thin. I’d like to clean it just enough to remove the dirt (without making the copper look dull). Melanie antique solid bronze says Dana, Yes, tomato sauce can be used to polish bronze, copper, gold, and silver! This antique solid bronze iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Then antique solid bronze use some Febreze. Diana says Hello, I am just bought a beautiful brass Rhone Mastercraft table. Dry immediately. White vinegar is an antique solid bronze effective antifungal, and is safe to use on brass. The name was written down inside each of the three sockets where the lightbulbs are fitted. Mild detergent and a good scrubbing should clean the ice bucket well, but for a more thorough disinfection, use vinegar as described in the Removing Tarnish section. The light bulbs screw into it at the top side of each of the three light bases and the body is either walnut or oak, not sure. Good day sir yes, (sighs) I’m a Brit. Jeanie says I have two 3-4 foot antique solid bronze solid brass vases. If you live in an area with hard water, use distilled or filtered water for rinsing. But dust and dirt has accumulated in the decorative areas, making the piece look shabby. Melanie says Lillian This is the article that you need. It looked great after. It is really dull and I’ve seen the same tables on the internet; they look like they have been polished. Pat says antique solid bronze I have a widow’s mite or Purta coin; it’s almost solid black. Please antique solid bronze wait. Some of the panels have a pleasing dark oxidized patina, but 5 out of the 9 have suffered exposure to water in the past and have developed a whitish-green crusty oxidation on the surface that obscures the detail and detracts from Rare Antique Van Briggle Pottery Vase Lady the beauty of the panels. Museums restore items all the time, and they don’t lose their value because of it. It just needs to be done right. Like3 3 people like this. Of course, I do NOT want to lose any of the original patina that has rendered over time, but the pieces are a bit dull and could, I feel, use appropriate cleaning and preservation. I also took it to an antique show & the appraiser there said he’s never seen anything like it, but antique solid bronze knows it’s B. A slight improvement, but not much. Vicki says I found your comment while I was googling how to clean certain items. Source: The Natural Handyman Like0 Please wait. You Will Need: Paintbrush Mild soap Water Soft Cloths Dish or bucket advertisement The Cleaning Process: Start by washing your hands. Avoid using any special cleaners other than a mild soap and water to ensure that antique solid bronze they remain untouched.
Should I clean the smooth areas of my Cambos and treat them with “olive oil” to bring out a more shiny appearance? Sue says I have a life-sized antique solid bronze bronze of a Boxer dog that now has green streaks on the patina caused by my old dog Bailee (now deceased). But I will still buy it to remove it from ignorant hands if they will sell it cheap enough. When the entire piece has been wiped down, gently rinse with clean water. I bought a lamp that turned out to be copper and it’s antique solid bronze patina is quite nice. I was visiting a friend who lives in Vatican City, my friend gave me the coin and a letter from the Vatican that states it’s authenticity.
John says Why don’t antique solid bronze you just lift your leg too to make it green all over? If you antique solid bronze can, add a small amount of silica gel in the box and keep monitoring the coins. Barney says I have one of two antique, hanging, wooden antique solid bronze and bronze, three-arm, ceiling-directed lights with original wiring with me and the other is still hanging at my great-grandparents property that still remains in the family. I antique solid bronze love this lamp! There used to be three white milk bowl shades, which slipped on over the outer part of the socket and the lightbulb would hold it in place, but that was many years ago I guess at various times they must have broke over the many, many years these had been hanging in the farmhouse. However, an expert needs to evaluate your item to see if it falls into one antique solid bronze of those categories. Be sure not to rub too hard or you could scratch or damage the surface, antique solid bronze particularly if there are any abrasive particles in the dirt or dust. Says Hello, I antique solid bronze recently bought two guardian lions. However, blue-green stains on brass are more commonly from corrosion. It’s antique solid bronze been a year & I’m getting no where. I have seen an Auguste Moreau offered for sale for $220,000usd with a very, very dark reddish brown patina on the smooth areas (beautiful). I would like to clean the affected panels, and possibly re-finish them antique solid bronze to create a darkened patina similar to the remaining (undamaged) panels. If so, this is the article that you need. If Antique Hand Made Turkish Ushak that is the case, it is possible that the white vinegar will also work to remove them. To wash the piece, begin by antique solid bronze mixing a small amount of mild soap with water in a small dish or bucket. I suggest finding out first what the piece is worth before destroying possible value!
Melanie says Jeanie, If the blue stains are mold, they will need to be removed with an antifungal or they will likely keep returning. Dana says I have seen on a TV show from the U. What’s the best way to clean them? Louise says I’ve just bought 17 small antique Indian bronze figures at auction. The method for removing tarnish in that article has several recipes made from kitchen items that can be used on any size item.