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How to Clean Copper Naturally

Has your copper changed color and become dull over time? This is called oxidation, which is caused by exposure to air and moisture. Clean your copper to a beautiful shine without harsh cleansers or strong fumes.

Keep your copper items shiny and bright the natural way.

Step 1

Remove copper oxidation by rubbing it with a soft rag soaked in either white vinegar or lemon juice.

Step 2

For tougher jobs that require scrubbing, mix together equal parts of salt and flour. Add enough vinegar to the mixture a paste-like consistency. The salt provides abrasiveness and the flour helps to form the paste.

Step 3

Rinse well and dry thoroughly.

Things You Will Need

  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Flour

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