Last week I posted about using Bar Keeper’s Friend to remove vanish from old brass hardware. The before and after pictures were pretty impressive, but I was hoping for a little brighter of a gold finish on these pieces, so I wanted to try one more option. I have read on a lot about a product called “Rub n’ Buff” – this is basically paint that comes in a little tube that you apply to almost any finish. I ordered the Golf Leaf color, but there are many more to choose from.
I was so excited when it arrived yesterday that I immediately gave it a try. I applied a little bit of the product onto a soft cloth and rubbed it evenly on the entire front surface of the hardware. WOW!! The result was exactly what I was hoping for – it completely brightened up the hardware, but left the authenticity of the piece. You really could never tell the product was added, if looks very “natural”!! See the picture below — the left side shows the “After” and the right side is the “Before” — big difference!
Well- short post, but hopefully you find this tip helpful! To me, this little things make such a huge difference on a piece – so, I was excited to share!