How to Deal with Corrosion on Brushed Nickel Faucets

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We love the look of brushed nickel faucets and hardware, but sometimes, they can become pitted or corroded over time. Corrosion is actually quite easy to prevent, but it can be nearly impossible to reverse once the damage has been done.

Typically, corrosion is caused by issues with cleaning. Either from using too-harsh chemicals to clean or from not cleaning often enough. Sometimes it can happen because of the products used for cleaning, too. Many commercial sponges and cleaning pads contain microscopic mineral particles that can scratch a faucet’s finish. Even some personal products like acne medications or toothpaste that might get left on your bathroom faucet can cause corrosion if not removed promptly.

The best way to care for your brushed nickel faucets is to wash them with mild soap, rinse them with warm water, and dry them with a soft, clean cloth. To protect your faucets from pitting or corroding, you can actually coat them with a thin coat of automotive wax just like you would with your car. It’s also possible to rub away the lightly corroded area with an automotive cleaner and polish.

It’s good to know that brushed nickel is one of the finishes for faucets that is most susceptible to pitting and corroding because of the technique used for achieving the brushed finish. If you opt for a new faucet, ones that are made of solid brass underneath are more durable than ones made of die-cast zinc or plastic.

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