Aubrey Tyler. Door Handles. September 10th , 2018.
Whilst you may have spent hours helping your grandparents polish the fireside companion set, when it comes to your door handles, the best way to keep your polished brass door furniture looking shiny is with plain and simple warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The polished brass ranges we supply have all been treated with a special lacquer, and the use of metal polishes or other abrasive cleaners will damage this and cause it to wear away far quicker than it would under normal use. Eventually after a good few years of use, this lacquer may well breakdown, at which point, you should remove the door handle or pull, and treat it with an acetone thinner applied with a soft brush. Dry well with a soft cloth and then polish up with a metal polish. Regular polishing thereafter will keep them looking great.
You can take the old handle and the 'back set' measurements to your local hardware store and purchase a matching handle replacement. This will ensure the compatibility of the new replacement handle with your door. In the next step, the latch is screwed-in and the screws are turned tight into their place using a screwdriver. Before tightening the screws it is better to get them started with your hands. The next step is to place both the exterior and interior door handles in their place. The next step in new door handle replacement is to place screws on their proper place. This is a little meticulous job, since you need to ensure that the screws properly fall into place, else the new handle can give you some trouble. Both the screws are started with your hands before tightening them properly with the screwdriver. Next the door handles are tested to check whether they work properly and if there is a smooth flow in their motion. You should also test the lock to check whether it is properly working or not. In case you find any trouble with the lock or the handle replacement, then you should remove the assembly and recheck the screws.
The next thing that you should consider is the style of the interior door hardware you want to use. Would you like a knob, handle or lever? This is an important consideration because you will be using these handles to open and close cabinet doors. Get one that fits your hands perfectly so they won't cause strain on your part. Another thing that you might want to consider is whether you are getting ones with backplates. Door handles with backplates can add more charm to your cabinetry so pay special attention to their design, size and shape. You might be surprised how easy it is to find the best cabinet handles.
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