How to Keep Antique Door Handles Looking New

curved, metal, old fashioned doorknob on blue door

Keeping antique door handles looking like new is an easy process. You can clean them quickly with this simple process.

Applying the Mixture

Make a mixture of one tablespoon of salt and half a cup of white vinegar. Put the mix on the antique door handles with a scrubbing pad and carefully apply it going in circles. Depending on the age of the brass it may be more tarnished and need several applications.

Removing the Mixture

Take a cloth and wipe off the mixture from the antique door handles. If there is a lot of tarnish left apply the mixture with the scrubbing pad again. Repeat the process until the antique door handles are clean and shine as much as you would like them to shine.


Repeat this whole process whenever the antique door handles begin to tarnish and they will stay like new.