How To Clean Old Hardware On Furniture

how to clean old hardware on furniture removing handles use a screwdriver or drill with a screwdriver attachment to remove the old screws on the dresser handles gently pull the metal away from the wood avoid pulling or tugging on the metal or the handle could bend or splinter the wood on the dresser, martha stewart cleans the handles of an antique sideboard to remove old paint and rust, you can strip them a lot of times drawer pulls will be dipped in copper or brass and then will be lacquered on top of all that the copper on my pulls are wearing off so i would probably strip them paint them in a rustoleum finish i like and finish with a polycrylic spray or lacquer spray so the paint wont come off, clean hardware to clean wooden hardware such as knobs on a drawer spray the knob with a solution to clean brass knobs hinges or pulls use a brass cleaning solution or make your own to clean copper knobs hinges or pulls use a copper cleaning solution or natural products to clean

How To Clean Old Windows

place the old hardware and enough water to completely cover them and a generous squirt of dish soap in a pan bring to a boil dont use your favorite pan its going to get disgusting , rub the surface down with a soft cloth and your chosen cleaner to start wet a rag with a light amount of your chosen cleaner gently rub down the surface of the furniture keep wiping the surface with the same rag until the rag no longer picks up new dirt or debris

i put the hardware in a dishpan and squirted some brasso on the metal then i used an old paint brush to dab the paste around the brasso paste started to dry out after a few minutes, more on cleaning vintage metal hardware after the jump for a doorknob the first thing youll need to do is remove the knob there should be a small screw at the base of the knob holding it to a central rod that runs through the mortise mechanism inside the door after the screw is removed it should be easy to slide off the knob, i had only used it to clean real brass before and i was pretty sure this hardware wasnt real brass i wasnt sure if it would work or not but it so did first i ran some water over the hardware then sprinkled the bar keepers friend on next i took an old cloth that was a little damp and rubbed it around the hardware, for copper rub lemon or a mixture of salt and vinegar to get rid of grime chrome and steel hardware can be easily cleaned with a vinegarsoaked cloth but for rusts use an aluminium foil soaked in water and then scrub avoid using steel wool or rough cloth on stainless steel since they can damage the surface