How do I clean & redo kitchen hinges and knobs?

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How to clean & redo kitchen hinges and knobs

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 30, 2018

    After you remove, you can soak in a crock pot with hot water set on high.


    You can mix white vinegar and baking soda (50/50) and brush on, then wipe off


    Spray hinges with a white vinegar and water (50/50) solution then wipe clean. You can soak if needed.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Nov 30, 2018

    I agree with Kathy to use a hot water soak, however there's no need for vinegar or baking soda. Just a few drops of soap.

    https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-strip-paint-hardware

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Nov 30, 2018

    I would clean the hardware with soap and water and let dry fully. You can then spray paint them in a metal toned spray paint. (like an oil rubbed bronze color) from Rustileum.

  • I found a trick of boiling them in water with baking soda and it did a great job. You can see what I did here: https://www.flippingtheflip.com/2015/05/where-are-you-so-its-mini-variety-pack.html

  • Monya Pfiz Monya Pfiz on Dec 01, 2018

    Buy a sanding block(light grid)or pkg of them at local hardware store. I sanded round brass kitchen and door knobs to a beautiful brushed light finish which really saved $$$$$.

  • SaS SaS on Dec 02, 2018

    I've seen Nicole on one of the those restore shows use a crook pot. Put them in the crock pot with water and turn it on, next day they are easy to clean up.

  • Debora Shiver Debora Shiver on Dec 02, 2018

    Thanks for the informative answers. I will post when finished.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 21, 2020

    Hello Debora,

    Well the truth is you should remove them and clean and paint them to do a proper job, but if you have a steady hand you can use an artist brush to do the job. Best wishes.

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