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How to Clean Polished Nickel Door Furniture

August 7, 2015

Nickel Letter Plate Original
written by Vicki Bale
Nickel Letter Plate Original

Letter Plate Original in Polished Nickel


Polished nickel is a really nice finish for door furniture and is shiny silver in colour. It does not tarnish and will remain shiny and silver with little cleaning.

The main issue with maintenance is finger marks, which can show especially on long smooth surfaces as you would have on nickel letter plates.

Keep in mind when cleaning that nickel is a plated finish over a brass base. Once you rub away the plate, the brass will show through. It will last much longer if you minimise rubbing and NEVER use any abrasive metal polishes.

There are three ways to clean your nickel door furniture:

1. Use your breath and buff with a soft cloth.

2. Use soap and water, wipe over thoroughly, let it dry off and buff with a soft cloth. If you are in a sea air location, it is good to give it a wash off fairly regularly to clear any salty deposits.

3. Invest in a product called Autosol. This is a specially formulated mild polish for cleaning plated surfaces and is used by classic car buffs to polish their chrome bumpers etc! Autosol will remove any marks which you cannot remove by the first two methods. This should not be used regularly and only as a spot cleaner. It is readily available on-line if you Google it.

The instructions above also apply to polished chrome.

To buy our nickel plated products click here – nickel plated door furniture. Items shown below are Old Doctors Door Knocker, Large Bloxwich Door Knobs and Art Deco Door Handles.

Doctors Door Knocker NickelNickel Door Knobs BloxwichArt Deco Door Handles Nickel

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