Another reason pocket doors are slipping out of style is because of the inconveniently small latches that act as the doors closing mechanism. When that door is tucked away in the wall, it will typically stay there for the majority of its life, and thats largely due to the fact that the little latch is awkward and inconvenient. Doors that are on a sliding door hardware system remain outside the wall, making them easily accessible. Additionally since they remain outside the wall, this gives homeowners the exciting opportunity to attach a unique and classy pull to their door.
If you are convinced about the less severe tarnishing, you need to apply the polish using a soft material; cloth would be the most perfect option. Rub the vintage door hardware with the polish. Hard rubbing is highly recommended. If you are worried about rubbing hard on this antique hardware, you should know that hard rubbing would help in the removal of more grime, grit and tarnish from the antique piece, thereby helping in the restoration of its original look. Sometimes, you need to spend hours before the door hardware regains its lost style. Several pieces of clothes will also be required.
The foregoing are the main types of door hardware. These are all a door needs to function in a basic sense. There is, however, the possibility of adding other types of hardware to a door. For instance, one could conceivably add a door sweep at the bottom. This is most often a thin piece of aluminum with either a piece of rubber or a brush like fibers of some natural or synthetic material that prevent drafts from coming in under the door. These are very handy for drafty exterior doors and are often included with screen doors. They are usually screwed to the front of the door or otherwise affixed.
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