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How To Re-Lacquer Brass

Although high-quality brassware is usually lacquered by an electrochemical method, you can re-lacquer everyday brass objects by spraying them with lacquer as described here.


  • FACT: Musical instruments made of wood, horn, or even animal bone are included in the family of brass instruments.
  • Step 1: Let the object dry. Enjoy the nice look of your "new" brass object.
  • TIP: Do not spray the lacquer on cold metal. It will set very quickly, leaving trapped bubbles or drip marks.
  • Step 2: Using a lacquer spray, spray several thin coats on the object.
  • Step 3: Let the brass object equilibrate to a warm temperature.

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