Calandre Door Hardware July 22nd, 2018 - 09:51:34
Door hardware includes all the hardware necessary to make your door function. This includes the lock door knobs or handles and hinges. Door hardware adds to the beauty of your home and makes a statement about you. In a new home the builders designer will probably ask you to select the style and finish of your door hardware first. Why? Other hardware selections (faucets shower fixtures light fixtures) will be coordinated with the door hardware. Typically if you choose oil rubbed bronze window latches you will also have oil rubbed bronze door hinges locks and door knobs or handles. The proper selection of hardware will add cohesiveness to the design of the home.
If you are using vintage door hardware made of brass for achieving the antique look you should know that they need to be cleaned periodically. When you buy it for the first time these types of door hardware are normally tarnished which needs to be cleaned till the required results are obtained. First of all place a masking tape over the door hinges side on the outside the door has to be closed while doing this. Now after opening the door you need to tape the hinges around on the other side. This way the door and the frame can be protected from brass polish. Hinges have to be removed entirely and the door has to be rehanged once the task is completed and the hardware is cleaned.
The rest of the door hardware has to be removed especially the knobs. Most of the door knobs will have two screws which have to be removed. Remember to put on rubber gloves before starting the process to protect your hands from cleaning agents and chemicals. The level of tarnish collection on the hardware should be analyzed before starting the procedure. If it has not been cleaned for several years there is a need to soak it in concentrated ammonia for about sixty minutes. For lesser tarnishing this is not required.
There are many sources for comparing hardware to suit your needs from furniture and department stores and especially online where the choices are endless. Closet hardware comes in various materials such as wood and metal. The wood or metal bypass door hardware is primarily used on particular doors that have only a single bypass. There is also hardware for pocket doors that is popularly used on closet doors that have knobs. Replacing these with glass knobs or modern pulls can transform your closet doors in an instant.