To make brass look tarnished, remove the coating with paint stripper and steel wool, and apply a darkening solution. Wear gloves and safety glasses while applying the darkener.Continue Reading
Apply a thin layer of mild paint stripper to the surface. Allow the solution to sit for 1 to 2 hours.
Dampen a rag, and use it remove the stripper.
Use a fine steel wool pad to scrub the brass until it takes on a paler tone.
Dust off excess debris with a fresh rag.
Coat the end of a foam brush with darkener, and apply it to the surface of the brass.
Use the steel wool pad to remove mistakes, and reapply the darkener.
Wipe the surface with a damp rag to remove excess darkener.