Alexandrin Door Handles August 30th, 2017 - 18:03:14
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.
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 other important aspect to consider when buying door handles is the aesthetic beauty. There are artistic knobs that may take diverse shapes such as a hand bottle or a key. Some handles are placed at the center of the door for aesthetics. You can also get a see through knobs or a old fashioned ones. The door knobs also come in diverse colors to match with the door furniture and the rest of the house.
When you are looking for door handles with an additional back plate you need to consider the different roles which style and tradition can play in the design of the door handles. The back plate is a very traditional feature of doors and can be seen on most Victorian-age homes but the plate can also be adapted for more modern use showing that it is adaptable for the times we live in. If you have a traditional home then you may choose a more traditional back plate design but for people living in new-build houses modern back plate features on handles can provide the nod to tradition that they were looking for without sacrificing style.