Basic Care of Tice Hardware
Stainless Steel (629 & 630)
This finish requires minimal maintenance. They should be cleaned with a non-abrasive soap and water solution.
If it’s Satin Stainless & they become scratched, the grain can be touched up with a 3M Scotch-Brite pad.
Just remember to go with the grain!
Satin Nickel (619)
Upkeep is important here, as nickel tends to discolor over time.
If it’s lacquered, a mild soap & water will be all you need. Dry with a CLEAN soft cloth.
If it’s unlacquered, you can create a paste with baking soda & a bit of water. Cover the hardware & let the paste dry. Run under warm water & buff off the paste.
A 50/50 vinegar solution is also a safe cleaning solution.
A silver polish is also an option for stains, if the above method did not get results.
Stay away from anything harsh or abrasive! Nickel is just a plating & if it gets marred, will show the brass underneath.
Bright Chrome (625)
A non-abrasive soap & water solution is your starting point. Or strange as it might sound, pouring some cola on a clean cloth to wipe down your chrome is an effective method. Just make sure to rinse with water afterwards & wipe down with dry cloth to avoid dried, sticky cola.
Alternately, a mixture of vinegar & baking soda will work. Start with a few tablespoons of baking soda & add vinegar slowly to create a paste. Apply to hardware with a soft cloth in a circular motion. Allow to sit for a few minutes, then rinse & wipe down with a soft cloth.
Again, nothing abrasive, as it could scratch or ruin the chrome plating.
Bright Brass (Lacquered) (605)
Should be cleaned with a clean, cotton cloth and water only. DO NOT use any harsh chemicals and avoid direct contact with glass cleaning solutions. A clear furniture wax (paste) is also a safe way to protect your brass. Wipe on, let sit for a few minutes & wipe off with a soft cloth. Just make sure it’s cleaned first.
Antiqued Brass (Lacquered) & Satin Brass (609 & 606)
Follow the same instruction for Bright Brass.
Oil Rubbed Brass/Bronze (613)
It’s important to wipe these down somewhat frequently, but equally important not to rub too hard. A soft clean cloth & a little mineral oil is recommended. Simply rub away grime, but do not “buff” as it could mess with the finish. Follow up with a dry cloth to remove excess oil.
It’s also ok to use a little furniture wax (try to match color as close as you can) paste. Let it sit for a few minutes & wipe away, gently. Doing this every few months will help protect the finish, but remember it is natural for oil rubbed metals to age & build character.
To maintain the laminates lasting beauty, cleaning with a solution of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent is all that should be required in most cases.
Stains may be removed with most non-abrasive household cleaners such as FORMULA 409®,
FANTASTIK®, GLASS PLUS®, or WINDEX WITH AMMONIA D®. Light scrubbing with a soft bristled brush may be necessary to remove stains from the depth of the structure on some textured surfaces.
* While all of this information is safe for your Tice hardware, we can not be held responsible if something gets ruined once it’s out of our hands. If you aren’t sure of the finish or if it’s lacquered or not, just ask!