Caring for and Cleaning Your Emtek Hardware


  • Target high touch surfaces that are in frequent contact with hands
  • Begin by cleaning your hardware with a mild, non-abrasive anti-bacterial detergent and water solution, using a soft cloth. Gently wipe all surfaces.
  • Using water and a soft cloth only, wipe all surfaces to remove any remaining detergent residue
  • For effective cleaning, the treated surface should appear visibly wet, then allowed to air dry


  • DO NOT use bleach solutions in high concentrations to prevent reaction with the metal and subsequent corrosion
  • Avoid high alkaline cleaners including sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide and ammonia, as these can damage metals and plastics
  • DO NOT use cleaners typically used on bathroom fixtures and industrial solvents, as these will damage the protective finish
  • DO NOT use abrasive products to apply the cleaner such as scouring pads or steel wool
  • Avoid spraying the cleaning solution directly onto the product

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