Not exactly related to wood, but I suspect there is some knowledge here. I
replaced my interior doors with solid pine. I bought some new brass-colored
Stanley hinges for the doors. They are already discoloring and even rusting
in some spots, after about 2 months.
Can I coat them with something like shellac or flat poly to arrest the
corrosion and discoloration? Should I replace them with solid brass?
They're just hinges, but it is annoying to have something look so bad so
quickly The original 40 year-old hinges didn't look as bad.
Buck, if you want the look of brass over a long period of time you've
got to get brass. Stanley and others have cheaped out and are only
putting a thin flash of brass and a lacquer-like finish to maintain the
look just long enough.
Ummm, Fletis? You think that will look good at *all* much less for any
length of time? Every door in my house has had it's hinges pulled,
stripped and remounted. I'd much rather have tarnished brass or
discolored nickel plating than paint. YOMV
Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
"To know the world intimately is the beginning of caring."
I am cosidering replacement of our 3.5 x 3.5 door hinges (which have
badly tarnished after 18 years). When I was at the local HD, I noticed
that they sell "lifetime finish" hinges which would be a great
replacement. They were sold individually at around $8 each. A little
expensive, but worth considering at least for some of the most visible
Sorry that I can't recall the manufacturer.
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