This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scrub Daddy. All opinions are 100% mine.
I get giddy like a schoolgirl over a good piece of vintage brass. I already have more pieces of it than I can use in my own house, but with starting the pop-up shops, I’ve gained just one more excuse to be on the hunt for it. As if I needed an excuse, anyway. 😉
Rarely do I ever find a piece of vintage brass that is clean and shiny. Buying those pieces does mean more work for me to clean them up, but it’s really not too bad at all. Even if a piece hasn’t been cleaned up in the past decade and is sporting a few rust spots, I can typically have an average piece of brass cleaned up in 10 minutes or less.
When I clean up brass, I tend to go for a Scrub Mommy, which is part of the Scrub Daddy family – American’s Favorite Sponge. I’m just waiting on them to release brothers and sisters too. 😉
All Scrub Daddy products are scratch free, which is a must for brass, but a Scrub Mommy is different in that it is two-sided. On one side is the traditional unique FlexTexture®, which is firm in cold water and soft in warm water, and on the other side is a soft sponge. I load up the sponge side with brass polish and go about cleaning up the brass. If there are any rust spots on the brass, I flip the Scrub Mommy and use the FlexTexture® side on those spots, which easily powers through them.
The built-in eyes and mouth are good for getting awkward places on the pieces as well.
The gunk, so to speak, and other particles picked up stays in the Scrub Daddy, but will also easily rinse out when you’re ready. And when you rinse it out, the odors go with it too.
After cleaning the brass, I rinse it off with water and dry it immediately. Don’t let any water sit on it – as that will just leave you with water spots.
Happy vintage brass cleaning!