Properly Caring For Your Bronze Sink Fixtures

by Claude Walters

If you just had a remodeling job done in your bathroom and you opted for bronze fixtures on your sink, you are most likely enjoying the pleasing appearance they add to your decor. To keep your bronze fixtures looking as wonderful as they do after they are first installed, proper maintenance should be done regularly. Here are a few tips you can use to ensure these fine-looking pieces look their best for years to come.

Take Time To Dust Frequently

It is important to wipe off your sink's fixtures often to help keep a layer of dust from accumulating on their surfaces. It will also be helpful in removing any remnants from hairspray, toothpaste, shaving cream, or other toiletry items used in the sink area. Simply wipe down each bronze fixture with a piece of clean, dry microfiber cloth to whisk away dust and grime.

Do A Deep-Cleaning Session

When you clean your bathroom, do not neglect your bronze fixtures! While dusting will help remove loose particles, there will be times when a deeper cleaning is necessary to remove buildup. Since bronze is a soft metal, it is not wise to use harsh cleaners on it as they can alter its composition. Instead, fill your sink's basin with warm water and sprinkle about a teaspoon of salt into the water. Use your hand to mix the salt into the water, creating a safe cleaning solution to use to wipe down your bronze fixtures. Dip a piece of microfiber cloth into the saltwater and use it to rub away any grime. Wipe down the fixtures with another piece of cloth dipped into plain water to remove the salt from the surface.

Restore The Fixtures' Shine

Over time, bronze tends to fade or become tarnished in appearance. To avoid this from happening, polish your fixtures to help revitalize their appearance by giving them a renewed shine. Apply a thin coating of liquid wax directly to the bronze fixtures. This can be purchased in a hardware or home goods store. Use a small paintbrush to add it to the fixtures so it does not spill onto the sink's porcelain during application. Allow the wax to dry in its entirety. This may take several minutes. When the fixtures no longer appear slick, use a piece of flannel to buff the wax off of the fixtures. This can be done anytime the bronze appears to have lost its luster.

For more help, contact a business like Gopher Plumbing Supply.