How To Clean & Polish A Nickel Faucet

Posted by in Plumbing Tips, on February 15, 2017

Nickel faucets are prone to finger smudges and normal wear from use. When cleaning one, you want to make sure not to use any cleaning supplies meant for your floor or oven: chemicals or scratch pads. Most nice faucets come with a lifetime warranty but if your faucet has blemishes from improper maintenance that will not be covered in your warranty.

Materials For Cleaning:


Light Cleaning

For daily light cleaning simply use a soft dish soap and a damp rag. Wipe down the faucet being sure to clean in between crevices and around handles. Rinse the rag with clean water and wipe off soup from the faucet. You may need to rinse it a couple times before you get all the soup off. To finish, dry and buff the faucet with a dry cotton cloth in order to prevent future water spots.

Spot Removal

If you notice water spots that aren’t coming off with the soap, dip part of your clean washcloth in vinegar. Use the vinegar damped cloth to lightly rub the area until the spots are gone.


Materials for Polishing

  • 1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • Damp Cotton Washcloth
  • Dry Washcloth



Creating a paste with the baking soda and water. Rub the sink completely down with mixture not forgetting the drain. Let the paste harden for about 10 minutes. Use the fairly damp washcloth to rinse the faucet until the past is completely gone. Buff the sink with the dry washcloth.


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