Aluminum polish need not be 'store bought' as one can easily make it at home. The ingredients required to make this polish are normally available in every household of United States. Homemade aluminum polish is very effective in getting rid of grease, tarnish and other dirt that gets accumulated over aluminum surfaces. The price of aluminum polish available in the market is quite high. A homemade polish is an inexpensive option to bring that shiny finish to your aluminum utensils.
Warning!As far as polishing utensils is concerned, never apply your homemade polish on the inner surfaces of your cookware.
Making Aluminum Polish at Home
- Mixing white vinegar in equal amounts of water is yet another way to make aluminum polish.
- A thick paste made by adding 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar in a small amount of water, is also used to polish aluminum surfaces.
- Aluminum polish can also be made at home by making a thick paste of 2 tablespoon of baking soda and lemon juice.
Use a soft rag or a steel wool to apply this polish on aluminum fixtures. Before applying the polish, scrub the object to remove dirt. Once scrubbed, rinse properly with warm water. After applying this aluminum polish, you can also apply lemon juice with the help of a soft cloth to get that extra shine on the surface. Even though this homemade polish lasts for two years, it is better to prepare it again, in case it is unused for more than six months.
As there are different types of aluminum, polishes available in the market are designed for a specific type. So finding the right polish can be time-consuming. However, homemade polish can work on all types of aluminum and lend a high gloss finish. It is non-abrasive and will not cause any damage to your aluminum utensils. Homemade polish can effectively erase stains and water spots that make the aluminum metal look dull. You can also remove oxidation growth and restore the 'mirror shine' using this unique homemade aluminum polish. To eliminate heavy oxidation, you may have to apply the polish vigorously to restore its lustrous appearance.
So when it comes to polishing and increasing the durability of aluminum utensils, using homemade polish would be a budget friendly way to achieve it.