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How To Care For Solid Brass Handles?

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Solid brass door handles are a popular style of cabinet hardware. This style of fitting is continuously increasing in popularity, and it is clear to see why. The stylish design makes them highly suited to a range of surroundings. Top products from leading brands such as Carlisle Brass handles and M. Marcus door handles are sure to enhance a room’s interior. After some time, it is possible for the handles to become tarnished. Continue reading our blog to find out the best ways to care for solid brass handles.

Advantages of solid brass door knobs

Opting for solid brass door handles are an elegant choice for cabinet hardware. The aesthetics are suitable for both traditional and modern surroundings, making it a highly versatile option. The material’s properties are also one of the reasons they are so popular. Their durability and long-lasting nature are major benefits of solid brass door knobs. Additionally, brass door furniture fittings are resistant to corrosive environments. With their durability combined with a luxurious look, it is no wonder they are in such high demand.

How to clean brass door handles

There are several methods that are often used for cleaning solid brass door handles. See our top three cleaning methods below:

Soapy water – The easiest way to clean your brass furniture fittings is by using soap and water. Combine warm water and some dish soap to create a quick and easy cleaning solution. You can then use a clean microfibre cloth to wipe down the surface. Finish the process by drying the brass with a clean cloth.

Brass polish – Apply a brass polish cleaner after wiping down your handles with warm, soapy water. It is encouraged that regular polishing is undertaken to keep your brass cabinet hardware in pristine condition.

Lemon – Lemon is another home ingredient with brass-cleaning qualities. Cut a lemon in half and add salt to the inside. You can then rub the salted lemon against the solid brass door handles to achieve a shine as desired. Don’t forget to wipe down the lemony handles with water and dry them with a clean cloth.

Lemon and baking soda – An alternative lemon-based solution is to combine lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda to form a paste. Coat the brass cabinet hardware in the paste for 30 minutes before wiping it off with warm water and drying it with a clean cloth.

WD-40 – You can use WD-40 to clean tarnished brass. Use the provided plastic straw to spray a small amount onto a soft cloth. Rub the solid brass door knob using circular motions and continue doing so to achieve a clean and shiny surface.

Top tips

It is crucial that you use a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Using a tough, abrasive cloth is likely to cause small markings on the surface of the furniture fitting. These marks can result in tarnishing and reduce the overall look of the furniture piece. It is also recommended that you should avoid bleach and harsh chemicals. Harsh cleaning products can stain your handles and cause long-lasting damage. Finally, avoid using hard water if possible. On occasions, hard water types may be too harsh for the brass and result in stains. If possible, use filtered or distilled water to achieve the best results when cleaning your solid brass door handles.

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