Hi yall! So we\’re re-doing our kitchen cabinets.

DWQA QuestionsHi yall! So we\’re re-doing our kitchen cabinets.

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?

Hi yall! So we're re-doing our kitchen cabinets. 1

10 Answers
answered 2 weeks ago

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.

answered 2 weeks ago

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.

answered 2 weeks ago

I also bought new. It was expensive, but they still look perfect after 20 years of use.

answered 2 weeks ago

We didn’t paint it after but we just soaked it in TSP

answered 2 weeks ago

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.

answered 2 weeks ago

Look for new on amazon, way less expensive than hardware stores.

answered 2 weeks ago

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.

answered 2 weeks ago

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.

answered 2 weeks ago

I used the Dawn Dish spray. Sprayed it and let it sit for a few and gently wiped. They looked new afterwards.

answered 2 weeks ago

We bought new handles but used the existing door hinges. I let them soak in mineral spirits and gave them a scrub with a tooth brush!