Calandre Door Handles August 17th, 2018 - 07:28:10
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.
The simplest handle is a pull - or push - projection on the side opposite the hinge. The placement of the handle is generally where it will provide an optimal mechanical advantage; most doors operating as second class levers. Doors with centre pulls or rings or a pivot point in a location other than one edge of the door use first or third class lever principles. Depictions of door handles in paintings dating to the first century CE are centrally placed hinged rings. The modern door knocker is a vestige of this style of primitive door handle. Doors were typically secured by bars and brackets to prevent them from being opened by either intent or accident.
Door handles have become like fashion statements at the top end of the market as some variations come in intricate and ornate designs to add glitz and glamor to the over-all look of your home. While retaining its main functionality of opening and closing doors variations in handle design often come in relation to particular needs and requirements such as: for nursery rooms handles sometimes come in cheerful cartoon designs; for kitchen doors some have fruit embellishments; for a girls room pink handles are also available. These are fancy handles: but for permanent and lasting use most homes use the more versatile materials such as brass and metal handles which can withstand repeated use and can adapt to most household interiors.
Brass door handles are available in variety of types like reproduction period and antique period brass. Many other types of them are also available in the market and all of them are capable of greatly enhancing the looks of your house. However the reproduction and antique period brass are like a premium type of brass as they are more durable and last longer than other types. This type of door hardware usually doesnt wear off easily and even when its finish fades away it will still give an antique look and will match the decoration of your house.