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Faucet Finish Care And Cleaning

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This guide will explain how to clean your Moen faucet. Cleaning instructions are sorted by type of finish and finish name.

Type Of Finish: LifeShine®Finishes PVD

 Name Of Finish: Brushed Gold, Classic Stainless, Classic Brushed Nickel, Brushed Bronze, Nickel, 

Brushed Nickel, Satine, Copper, Black Opal, Stainless, Classic Gold, Polished Brass

General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Most common household cleaners (including mild abrasives) can be used, when used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions for use. However, all cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning your faucet. Avoid using any harsh cleansers (e.g., lime scale removers) or pads/sponges that are unsafe for polished metallic surfaces. Most green, fibrous pads/sponges contain microscopic mineral particles that can scratch a faucet’s finish. Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner.

Moen suggests the periodic application of a quality non-abrasive wax, such as car wax or furniture wax, especially for matte or textured finishes (e.g., Brushed Nickel, Classic Brushed Nickel, Brushed Gold, Classic Stainless, Satine and Stainless). Wax will result in a slight color change, but will not harm the finish. It can be tested on a less visible surface first. 

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:

To remove water spots 0000 grade steel wool may be used. A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.

Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

Type Of Finish: Non-LifeShine®Finishes Electroplated

 Name Of Finish: Brushed Chrome, Platinum, Antique Brass, Chrome

General Cleaning Instructions

 A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Most common household cleaners (including mild abrasives for Brushed Chrome and Platinum) can be used, when used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions for use. However, all cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning your faucet. Avoid using any harsh cleansers (e.g., lime scale removers) or pads/sponges that are unsafe for polished metallic surfaces. Most green, fibrous pads/sponges contain microscopic mineral particles that can scratch a faucet’s finish. Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner.

Moen suggests the periodic application of a quality non-abrasive wax, such as car wax or furniture wax, especially for matte or textured finishes (e.g., Brushed Chrome or Platinum).

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:

 A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.

Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

Type Of Finish: Non-LifeShine®Finishes Powder Coat

Name Of Finish: Soft Grip Black, Mediterranean Bronze, Old World Bronze, Antique Bronze, 

Antique Nickel, Hammered Nickel, Pewter, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Wrought Iron,

Ivory, Matte Black, Glacier White, Sand

General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Most common household cleaners (including mild abrasives) can be used, when used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions for use. However, all cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning your faucet. Avoid using cleaners containing abrasives (including abrasive sponges or steel wool), organic solvents (e.g., alcohols), or other harsh cleansers (e.g., lime scale removers). Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner.

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:

A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.

Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

Type Of Finish: Non-LifeShine®Finishes Multi-Step Powder Coat

Name Of Finish: Black Stainless, Microban Mediterranean Bronze, Microban Spot Resist Stainless, 

 Microban Spot Resist Brushed Nickel, Spot Resist Brushed Nickel, Spot Resist Stainless

General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Never use cleaners containing abrasives (including abrasive sponges or steel wool), ammonia, bleach or sodium hypochlorite, organic solvents (e.g., alcohols) or other harsh chemicals (e.g., lime scale removers) to clean to Spot Resist ® finish, as they may damage the finish.

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:

A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.

Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

 

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This guide will explain how to clean your Moen faucet.