Tuesday, January 25, 2011

About Antique Nickel Cabinet Hardware

Antique nickel hardware works with almost any cabinet finish.

Antique nickel hardware has a lustrous sheen that adds a rich, Old World flair to cabinets. An antique nickel finish complements most cabinet styles and materials, and its durability and classic look means you won't have to worry about replacing your cabinet hardware for a long time. Does this Spark an idea?


Antique nickel cabinet hardware hides scratches and fingerprints better than many other finishes, such as brass. Clean cabinet knobs and pulls regularly with a commercial metal cleanser and buff them with a clean jewelry cloth to maintain the antique nickel sheen.

Replacement Options

It is easy to find matching replacement pieces in an antique nickel finish, especially if you stick with the same manufacturer. Other finishes, such as oil-rubbed bronze or lacquered brass, are more likely to vary in color between production cycles.


If your antique nickel hardware is severely tarnished or is covered with built-up dirt, you don't have to replace it. Soak the knobs and pulls overnight in a mixture of four parts water to one part vinegar. Rinse the pieces with clean water, dry completely and buff with a clean jewelry cloth.

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