Electric Polisher

Use a Crest Pro battery-powered toothbrush ($6 at a pharmacy) to polish brass or silver project parts or scrub out stripper from carved areas of antique furniture.

The Family Handyman

Here’s a bright smile of a tip from reader Fred Pawlowitz. Use a Crest Pro battery-powered toothbrush ($6 at a pharmacy) to polish brass or silver project parts or scrub out stripper from carved areas of antique furniture. One section of bristles rotates and the other section oscillates, aggressively digging out polish and stripper from the narrowest recesses. Go on—give it a spin!

Plus: Learn how to remove paint from hardware here.

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