How to Clean Bronze Plaques

Bronze plaques are often used to send a powerful message. Usually used as memorials, these plaques are sturdy and striking to look at. These plaques also lend a professional look to office buildings or businesses. They hold up against the elements and can withstand the test of time. If you're looking to clean up a bronze plaque you'll be surprised that it's easier than you may think. With a little effort a bronze plaque can be cleaned in no time.

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Clean Bronze Plaques

Step 1

Wipe off the plaque with a soft, clean cloth to remove any loose dirt or debris.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp. of salt to a cup of white vinegar.

Step 3

Add enough flour to make a paste. Keep stirring and adding flour until a thick, paste-like consistency is reached.

Step 4

Apply the paste with a clean, soft cloth. Cover the entire plaque.

Step 5

Allow the mixture to sit on the plaque for at least 15 minutes.

Step 6

Rinse the plaque with warm distilled water and polish it with another soft, clean cloth.


Melynda Sorrels

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.