After having just spend many hours cleaning and polishing a couple
midsized brass bells, I would like to protect the bright shiny
My thought is to use Krylon, but I sure don't want something that
will yellow, become blotchy, or unsightly in some way. Also, it may
be tough to remove if it doesn't work out.
Has anyone had experience using Krylon spray in a similar
I will appreciate all suggestions and comments.
I'm not a fan of spray-can finishes, as I have trouble getting away from
bubbles and spatter.
Yellowing should be of little concern, as it would not seem likely to
show on brass. We live
near salt water and have brass numbers on the house. Last time I
finished them, about 4 yrs.
ago, I used clear polyurethane. The secret is to clean them
immaculately with brass polish,
degrease with denatured alcohol, and apply clear finish right away
before any oxidation can
start. After cleaning, they should not be handled with bare hands, as
fingerprints show easily.
If old finish needs to be removed, paint remover makes quick work of it.
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