How to clean metal cabinet hardware

Whatever the exact material your metal cabinet hardware is made of, brass antique style, modern stainless steel or just any other material, it needs regular cleaning and polishing. Regular use and all the dirt and bacteria transferred from hands as well as the grease leftovers often cause your metal cabinet hardware to look grubby. The best approach in such a case would be to initially remove it and get it completely cleaned up. Apart from the need of having a regular weekly or monthly cleaning routine for the metal cabinet hardware, some of the tips and tricks below are quite handy solutions we have learned offering cleaning services Red Deer for keeping it shiny for years to come.

The soap and water approach

  • Fill up your sink or use a bowl with warm water and pour in some dishwashing liquid and rustle the water around until it turns into suds.
  • Dip a cloth into the soapy water and squeeze it out.
  • Then, wipe away the cabinet hardware with the cloth and the tougher cases of grime, dip a soft toothbrush into the soapy water and give it a good scrub.
  • Finally, rinse the cloth and wring it out before wiping the cabinet hardware in order to get rid of the soap residue.
  • Buff the hardware with a dry chamois cloth to rich the required level of shine.

The almighty vinegar cleaning answer

  • 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a spray bottle is the right mix for this task.
  • Spray the cloth with the vinegar mixture until it is damp but avoid having it dripping.
  • Then, wipe the hardware and rinse the cloth if needed and wet it again with the vinegar solution.
  • Dry chamois cloth is the right recipe for a nice polish and sheen.

Removing and Soaking

  • If available fill a sink or a wider bucket with hot water and pour in enough amount of dishwashing liquid to make suds for more water. You can also add 1/2 cup white vinegar as well.
  • Immerse the hardware in the soapy water and leave it be for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove the hardware from the water one piece at a time and give it a proper with a soft toothbrush
  • Rinse and then buff it with a chamois cloth and you are all set

If someone has been sick, you can sanitize cabinet hardware by diluting 1/4 cup liquid chlorine bleach in 3/4 cup hot water, spraying it on the hardware and giving it around half an hour before wiping.