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How To Clean A Brass Bed

How To Clean A Brass Bed

Brass Beds are one of the most timeless pieces of furniture one can invest in, not to mention one of the longest lasting! Brass pops on everything from flatware to furniture, but one thing that will cramp your style with brass is tarnish. It’s easy to keep your brass bed glowing but it will require a little love and attention from time to time. We’re here to teach you the basics and arm you with the right supplies to make sure your brass bed is always gleaming.

It’s important to stay consistent with your polishing, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to bring back that golden glow. The good news is that if you have a brass bed that has had no attention, each shine up will become easier than the last – but we still recommend staying regular with your brass polishings.

First things first – before you polish your brass bed, give it a wash. All you need is a mild dish soap and some warm water. Wipe off the debris and dust with a soft, damp cloth dipped in your soapy water mixture.

One you’ve cleaned up your brass bed, it’s time to get polishing the brass. While you can make a solution on your own with a mixture of at home substances, we’ve created our own brass polishing solution that we believe cleans brass better than any regular brass polish! (Architectural Digest recommends always using a tried and true brass cleaner when cleaning a Brass Bed, and we couldn’t agree more!). Now throw on the gloves we’ve included and get polishing!

We’ve included a soft cloth that won’t scratch your prized brass bed. If your brass bed is really old and oxidized, we recommend spraying the brass and letting the solution sit for a while and then rubbing it with the fine steel wool dipped again in the solution. Use the polish cloth included to finish off your polish. Voila! A glowing and polished brass bed awaits you.


Here’s a quick recap on how to polish a brass bed:

  1. Polish Your Brass Bed Regularly!
  2. Clean Your Brass Bed before Polishing
  3. Follow BBV’s instructions for polishing with our Miracle Brass Cleaner