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Care of your door furniture

Door Furniture

Some of our most popular lines are our extensive door furniture and door hardware items. As we may have mentioned before, they look great and can be used as the finishing touch to any refurbishment or redecoration project, or can be used alongside homewares, pictures and lighting to refresh an interior design scheme quickly and cost-effectively. A few changes can make a big difference.

We only sell the highest quality hardware products – great value, of course, but designed to last. Door hardware and door furniture both internally and externally have a lot of use, and external furniture also has to deal with everything that the weather and environment can throw at it, so it is essential to ensure you are buying high quality items. All of our items go through a strict quality control. However, with a little care and attention your door furniture will continue to last – and look great.

Door furniture maintenance tips

When it comes to external door furniture pollution, high humidity, sea air and acidic rain can have dramatic effect on the stability of surface finish and will cause a finish to deteriorate. Regular cleaning with good wax polish (not aerosol spray) is recommended. Plated finishes will also benefit from the occasional use of chrome cleaner, followed by a wipe with a cloth impregnated with a light oil. For bronze finishes occasionally wipe with a cloth containing a light oil. For unlacquared brass and bronze door furniture, use a good quality metal polish to retain the original finish. Oxidisation will age the surface - and this can give the item a great look.

For antique black iron, regular dusting and an intermittent wipe with an oiled cloth will retain the painted finish in good order. After prolonged exposure some repainting may be required - and this will help prevent rust in the long run.

For brass and bronze internal door furniture, ensure regular cleaning with warm soapy water and a good quality wax polish (not aerosol) is also recommended for occasional use. Polished, satin and nickel items will develop an individual patina of their own so they require careful cleaning: use soap and water and make sure you wipe dry to prevent hard water spots forming (which if left are difficult to remove).

If you have any further ideas on how to keep door furniture looking great then we’d love to hear from you.

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