Polished brass door handles can bring out the look of your wooden doors and will look great on any doors. However, if you want your polished brass door handles & knobs to last for many years to come, and you want them to look still as shiny and beautiful as the day you first purchased them, you should buy a high-quality brass handle with a long reputation for durability.
There are many manufacturers and distributors of polished brass door handles, so you have lots of options. But there are some qualities that you really need to look for in a brass door handle and here are just some of the things you should consider.
First of all, brass door handles are very versatile and durable. They can be used on wood as well as metal doors. And, although they look really good on wood doors, they will work better if you have the right type of wood to match it with. The best kinds of wood to use with pewter door furniture are hardwoods such as oak or maple. Since they are very durable and very dense, they won’t splinter or damage easily, and they don’t crack when the pewter is scratched.
Another essential quality that you should look for in brass door handles & knobs is anti-corrosion properties. Most metals, even brass ones, will get tarnished over time. This is usually referred to as rusting, but in this case, it’s a non-volatile organic compound that corrodes certain metals over time instead of the actual metal getting damaged. When the compound builds up on the metal over time, it will eventually deteriorate the metal until it breaks down completely. You do not want this to happen to your brass door handles since they are made from an expensive material and could end up costing more, in the long run, to replace them than the original metal door’s price would have cost to purchase.
To solve this problem, you can either keep checking your brass door handles for signs of tarnish over time or you can get a special polish to use on them as part of your cleaning routine. If your handles get heavily tarnished, you may be able to clean them out using a commercial polish explicitly designed for brass door handles & knobs. Just make sure that you use a polishing cloth instead of only using soap and water to scrub at the tarnish, because any soaps or water can cause your brass door handles to get worse and more seriously tarnished, causing them to look like they need some serious repairs instead of just requiring a simple polish job. However, if you decide to use a commercial polishing cloth, make sure that you buy one that is designed specifically for brass door handles since they are often quite challenging to find elsewhere.