After I brought home the pretty little copper watering can from the Roseville garage sales, I decided that I should try polishing it up.
I’m not usually a polish-er. I prefer my silver tarnished rather than freshly polished, for example. But I wanted to see what this piece would look like all spruced up.
So I googled how to polish copper and discovered that you can just use a lemon and some coarse salt, no need to use harsh chemicals.
And you don’t specifically need Kosher salt, but it’s what I happened to have on hand at the moment.
The process is simple. Cut your lemon in half, dredge the cut side in the salt and then use it to scrub the copper.
It took a little elbow grease, but not much. As an added bonus the lemon smells fantastic, and your hands get a bit of spa treatment at the same time.
I found it a little hard to get into tight crevices, and it didn’t turn out perfect, but not bad for just using a lemon and some salt.
Since I had a watering can, and my gardens are looking quite fab at the moment, it seemed like I should take some photos in the garden. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that we don’t have a repeat of last year’s hail storm that shredded all of my hostas.
‘Cuz right now they are looking pretty fine.
On the bright side, that means none of the damage from last year was permanent. But they never really did ever look good again last season.
Knock on wood.
Now go find some copper, lemons and salt and get polishing!