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How to Care for Your Door Handles

When you’ve invested in new door handles, taking care of their upkeep can further ensure their longevity. Often you’ll have bought your new home furniture with one eye on improving the overall aesthetics of your property, so it makes sense to take care of it.

shaped-regency-door-handles-on-backplateAs experts in the supply of door handles to the Sheffield and Rotherham area, we’ve put together a guide to how best to care for your purchases depending on the material.  

Antique Brass

To care for internal door handles, you simply need to wipe over internal fittings with a soft, non-abrasive cloth; buffing as you clean. It’s worth bearing in mind that over time, distressed finishes are naturally intended to wear to enhance the aged appearance. This may result in colour variation and is not a sign that your door furniture needs replacing.

Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome

Chrome is an extremely durable and hard wearing material that has been designed to last the test of time. The only likely care that it will require is the removal of finger marks on polished services. A good way to deal with this is through lightly dusting your chrome door handles with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. You should always avoid using wax polish with this material.

Satin Nickel

For satin nickel, the care requirements depend on whether the fittings are internal or external at the property. If they are indoors, simply wipe over the surface with a non-abrasive cloth and buff gently until you get a shine. For external fittings, you will need to sparingly apply a high quality wax polish; which you will need to buff gently with before it dries and causes smears.

Polished Brass

First and foremost, it’s vital that you don’t use any metal or spray polishes here as the girt or solvents commonly found in these products can damage the material. The technique of buffing with a soft non-abrasive cloth is common to polished brass care treatment, but there are other things to consider for the maintenance of external fittings. They need to be wiped over with a good wax polish, before the wax dries and causes any smears.

Black Antique

As iron in any form can be vulnerable to rusting, a lot of the door handles that we supply have been covered by zinc plating and powder coating to prevent this as much as possible. For ongoing care, a light oiling may be required occasionally to ensure smooth functionality. Additionally, any harmful deposits which cause corrosion can be removed through wiping with a lightly oiled cloth.

Door Knobs and Door Knockers Also Available Here at Handsome Handles

We also stock a wide variety of door knobs and door knockers, providing you with plenty of scope for home improvement. If you’d like to find out more about any of our products we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can reach us on 07961832812 or 01246731481. Alternatively, you can drop us an email to info@handsomehandles.co.uk.

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