Hi yall! So we’re re-doing our kitchen cabinets. What are some ways to clean the hardware. I’ve seen some say use vinegar others said no vinegar. If you’ve successfully cleaned and
repainted your hardware what method worked best?
I put mine in the crockpot with water, vinegar, and dawn. Worked perfectly! The paint that didn’t fall off I scrubbed a bit with some steel wool.
Painting the hardware never works as well as when the factory does it – before the hinge is assembled. It’s going to crack off where the little spring presses to close the hinge. If you’re able to it’s better to replace it.
I also bought new. It was expensive, but they still look perfect after 20 years of use.
I soaked ours in vinegar (crock pot on low for a few hours), then used #0000 steel wool, automotive primer, paint, clear coat. Mine have lasted perfectly for almost 7 years now.
I think I have that same hardware. I looked all over to find some that had the same holes and didn’t find them. I ended up doing the crock pot thing and spray painting them and did a matte coat of clear over the top. It’s only been a month but to far so good.
All you need is hot water and dawn soap. Vinegar should not be heated when using with metal it becomes highly corrosive and acidic.
You would need to let dry and then lightly sand and prime. I use a Shellac based primer on metals because it’s the best bonding agent outside of industrial applications.
I used the Dawn Dish spray. Sprayed it and let it sit for a few and gently wiped. They looked new afterwards.