Sparkling metal door handles are the hallmark of contemporary home-decor solutions. They add finesse to your living space. Some interior decorators vouch for their ability to lift the aesthetics of the door design instantly. However, once they lose their protective coating, they become susceptible to discolouration due to the process of oxidation, bringing down the overall look of your beautiful home.
Thankfully, the shine on your metal door handles can be easily restored using simple ingredients from your kitchen. Yes, it is much easier than you think! Try out the cleaning tips given below and be prepared to be amazed by the results. These are simple yet effective tips that’ll come in handy for busy homemakers.
1) Use Flour, Salt and Vinegar
Mix 1 tbsp. each of flour, salt and vinegar in a bowl to make a thick paste. Spread this paste on the door handles and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Next, add 2 cups of warm water in a bowl and mix 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid. Wipe the door handles with a microfibre cloth. Finally, wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.
2) Use Car Wax
Use a soft, clean rag to wipe the surface dust from your metal door handles. Next, add 2 cups of warm water in a bowl and mix 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid. Wipe the handles clean and dry with a cloth. Finally, cover the handles with a thick coat of car wax and polish.
3) Use Cabbage
This method works very well on pewter door handles. Rub cabbage leaves on your doorknobs and leave this for 10-15 min. Then, wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
There you go! Your metal door handles should now sparkle again.