Natural untreated Copper and Brass will develop a patina over time. When caring for your copper or brass items you have a few of options.
If you prefer the bright and shiny look then the best option to maintain the metals luster is to hand wash in warm soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water marks from forming. Use a metal polish occasionally to restore to shine.Should your items be come discoloured an easy solution is to make a paste of lemon juice and salt – the salt should be diluted into the juice and then applied with a cloth, rubbed gently, rinsed with warm water and dried. Buff up with a metal polish afterwards and rinse and dry immediately.
Should the natural changes of the metal be more appealing then you are spoilt for choice – from the dishwasher option to hand washing and anything in between, both copper and brass will not disappoint with the amazing array of colours and patterns.