How do you clean an exterior door handle that's never been cleaned?


Is there anything stronger than Brasso I can use on the handle and deadbolt lock on the exterior front door of the house. I have tried umpteen times (that's a lot :)) with only partial success.

q how do you clean an exterior door handle that s never been cleaned
  11 answers
  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Mar 22, 2019

    Maybe this tutorial can help you:

  • Natalie Natalie on Mar 22, 2019

    Have you tried to boil it for 15 min in water and baking soda?

  • Patio200 Patio200 on Mar 22, 2019

    just buy a new one, this is a disaster!

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Mar 22, 2019

    It looks to me like the finish has worn off. This is not a matter of cleaning, but replacing or painting.

  • Mom2K9 Mom2K9 on Mar 22, 2019

    If none of the other suggestions work, black paint could work well. Be sure to sand it down so the paint has some "tooth" to stick to. Good luck!

  • Judi Judi on Mar 22, 2019

    If it were me, I would start with WD-40 to clean all the grim/grit off...then maybe a brass polish if it is brass, etc. or like cleaning material for whatever metal it might be.

  • Wsl7304262 Wsl7304262 on Mar 25, 2019

    How about white vinegar and dawn mixed applied and leave on for a while then rinse...half and half mix

  • William William on Mar 25, 2019

    The finish has worn off. There is no hope for cleaning it. Cheapest solution is to spray paint it.

  • Mikoll Mikoll on Mar 17, 2020

    There was a similar problem when my family and I were going to move to a new place of residence and freed our garage from things. It was a solid garbage dump and so dirty things. We had an excellent offer from, which easily clean everything. So in this case everything is possible when you know how to do it.

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