How to Clean a Moen Rubbed Bronze Faucet

The Moen company manufactures faucets and fixtures in several finishes, such as oil-rubbed bronze, chrome and brushed nickel. Oil-rubbed bronze mimics aged bronze with its deep, dark color and satin finish. Oil-rubbed bronze adds a personalized touch to any home because of its tendency to change color with time and use. Keep your Moen bronze faucet as dry as possible and clean it periodically to maintain its aged appearance.

Step 1

Wipe the oil-rubbed bronze faucet with a soft, dry cloth on a daily basis to remove water spots and buildup.

Step 2

Mix 1 teaspoon of salt or mild dish soap with 3 quarts of water in a sink or bucket. Dip a cloth or soft-bristled brush such as a baby toothbrush into the cleaning solution. Clean the Moen faucet thoroughly, using the brush on any particularly grimy or hard-to-reach areas.

Step 3

Rinse the oil-rubbed bronze faucet thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth. Buff the faucet dry with a soft, dry cloth. If the faucet appears stained or grimy after cleaning, deep-clean it with a homemade paste cleanser.

Step 4

Mix 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of white vinegar in a small container. Add enough flour to make a paste, and apply the paste to the Moen faucet with your hands or a cloth, paying extra attention to any grimy or stained areas. Allow the paste to dry for one hour.

Step 5

Rinse the faucet thoroughly with water. Buff it dry with a soft, clean cloth.

Step 6

Apply a thin, even layer of nonabrasive car wax to the bronze faucet with a soft, dry cloth. Allow the wax to dry to a haze, then buff the faucet to a shine with another dry cloth. Apply the wax after each deep-cleaning to restore shine and protect the finish.

Melissa Rae

Melissa Rae has been a writer since 2008, specializing in home-and-garden, business, technology and education topics. Rae holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Herzing University.