Strip Brass Plating With Oven Cleaner

Strip Brass Plating With Oven Cleaner

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 14, 2011

Over the years I've heard many a home improvement tip here at Apartment Therapy, but one idea that's stayed with me every time I visit a thrift store or cruise Craigslist, is the idea of stripping brass plating to reveal shiny silver underneath. Well, Chris from Style North has discovered an even easier way to get the job done — oven cleaner.

Although the idea of stripping brass plating in the previous method was totally do-able, this new technique from Chris makes it 100 times more simple. It turns the whole process into an afternoon's work instead of taking a few weekends from your schedule.

You'll need a pair of rubber gloves, a bit of steel wool and cold oven cleaner found at your local grocery store. Check out the full process over at Style North and we promise you'll never turn your nose up at funky brass furniture and lighting again!

Image: Style North

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