Making the switch from old, used door handles that came with the house all those years ago to new and modern stainless steel door handles can bring new life into your home. The bright, shining stainless steel will capture guests’ attention from the moment they lay eyes on them. It’s important to maintain that new, stainless steel look, and to do that, you have to make sure your stainless steel door handles receive the love they need. In order to do this, Stainless Door Hardware wanted to put some helpful advice together to make sure you get the most out of your new stainless steel door handles.
Removing and Cleaning
If your handles have been going through some constant usage, chances are they can start to appear a little greasy and grimy. While you could just do a basic wipe down of the handles, this will usually only be a very temporary fix and you may see the grime come back in just a few days. The best strategy for a long-lasting clean is to remove your stainless steel door handles if you have the time and opportunity. Grabbing your screwdrivers and removing the handles and hinges and giving them a proper scrub will make sure all grease and grit are removed. It helps to have some help with the removal process to make sure no screws or hinges get damaged or lost.
Once you’ve successfully removed the handles and hinges, now is the time you want to wash them properly and correctly. The best solution to cleaning stainless steel door handles and hinges is to combine warm water with an orange degreasing cleaner. If you can find a bowl or another container that can fit the handles or hinges, it’s best to submerge these and scrub them to get the best look. Make sure not to set the hinges or any other small piece directly in the sink as the risk of losing the pieces can be quite high.
Re-attach The Handles
Once the pieces have sat in the mixture for about 20 minutes they will be ready to be re-attached. You can use an old toothbrush if there are any places you want to clean deeper. They can be left out to dry or can be dried by hand.
Once they are dry, re-attach the handles and hinges the same way they were taken off.
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