Caring for Different Cabinet Hardware Finishes

Brass Finishes (Satin or Antique):

  • Gently clean with a soft cloth and mild soapy water.
  • Periodically apply a brass cleaner for extra shine.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners to prevent scratching.

Matte Black Finishes:

  • Wipe with a damp, non-abrasive cloth to remove smudges.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the finish.

Polished Chrome or Polished Nickel:

  • Use a damp cloth followed by a dry one for a streak-free shine.
  • Buff gently with a microfiber cloth to maintain luster.

Other Finishes (e.g., Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Nickel):

  • Clean with a mild soapy solution and a soft cloth.
  • Refrain from abrasive materials to prevent finish wear.

Unlacquered Brass:

  • Embrace the natural patina, which adds character over time.
  • Clean sparingly with a soft, damp cloth to maintain its appearance.
  • Remember, proper care ensures your cabinet hardware remains as beautiful as the day it was installed.