My newly ordered cabinets will have brass colored knobs on them. I am in FL
and everything eventually starts rusting....how do I protect the brass from
rust? Is there something I can do or avoid doing so they will stay bright?
All the hardware on the doors around the house has started looking rusty and I
have to clean them with Brillo pads about once a month. Could I have prevented
this with something?
if its real brass then its not gonna rust. only steel will rust and the
brass plated or brass colored finish to the cheap hardware... but brass
will tarnish... dont use brillo pads on them if real brass just use some
BRASSO cleaner( can get it at Ace Hardware Stores) and tben coat the
real brass with a clear sealer like clear lacquor. comes in spray can..
take off the hardware and polish it down and coat it and after dry put
it back up.. hope this helps.....
Decent quality cabinets should come with the knobs already protected
with a coat of lacquer or other transparent protective finish!
The door hardware and locks that the builder used when they built our
house are Schlage and they have a life time guarantee, when ours
started to show signs of tarnishing a telephone call to Schlage
resulted in them sending us replacements for all of our exterior door
It depends what the knobs are made of.
If of brasss, be sure they are "anodized,"
(same as military uniform buttons). These
can be cleaned with a duster and you should
not use metal polish. Avoid lacquered brass
handles because the finish wears off fast
with normal use. Lacquered brass is OK
on parts nobody touches.
Carlsbad Springs (Ottawa, Canada)
Well, I know for sure you can't "anodize" brass, but am not sure about
brasss. What is that? (missed out on being in the military)
Could you possibly be thinking about anodized aluminum with brass colored
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