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DIY Copper Cleaning

We've got a simple solution to brighten tarnished copper. With just a few ingredients your copper will be shiny and look brand new!

One of my favorite home accessories are the copper coasters I received from my friends at VB Copper. The coasters depict a beautiful map of Manhattan and when you put all four coasters together you can see the map in its entirety - a great conversation starter.

DIY Copper Cleaning Before




DIY Copper Cleaning


Because the coasters are made of copper, they have tarnished over time. I tried out a DIY home remedy that cleaned my copper coasters wonderfully. The best part is that it only takes a few simple ingredients that I already had at home!

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Wash cloth
  • Warm water

Step 1: Take half a lemon and sprinkle salt on the exposed side.

Step 2: Scrub the copper with the lemon, squeezing the lemon as you go. Continue to add salt as you scrub your copper.

Step 3: Once you’ve scrubbed the copper entirely, dampen a washcloth with warm water and scrub off the remaining lemon juice and salt.

In just a few easy steps and in just a few minutes, you should have shiny copper that looks close to brand new!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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