Care Guide & Finishes

CARE GUIDE

About Living Finishes

Our oxidation / ageing process is used to patina our products. This accelerates the natural patina that would occur due to time, touch and exposure to environment.

Repeated handling of the hardware will lead to graceful wear and patina.

Colour variations should be expected with any hand-applied living finish. This creates character and uniqueness!

Caring for Finishes

Brass and bronze are naturally weather resistant and cannot corrode or rust. They require little maintenance with simple care.

We recommend cleaning your brass and bronze hardware with a microfibre cloth and warm, mild soapy water, then wipe dry.

DO NOT use harsh solvents or abrasive cleaners as this will affect the finishes and any coating on the hardware.

Take care when handling the hardware to avoid scratching the metals.

 

ELECTROPLATED AND ANTIQUE FINISHES

We offer a wide range of electroplated and chemically enhanced finishes which are performed in-house to create a look that is perfect for you.  

The below is an indication of some of the finishes that can be achieved:

Polished Brass Lacquered
Hand polished brass with a gloss lacquer.  
Polished Brass Unlacquered
Hand polished brass.  Will patina naturally over time.
Satin Brass Lacquered
Hand brushed brass with a satin lacquer.
Satin Brass Unlacquered
Hand brushed brass.  This is a living finish that will continue to naturally patina and age over time.
Aged Brass
Hand brushed brass, which is then chemically refinished to give the product a natural aged finish.  This is a living finish that will continue to naturally patina and age over time with use.
Polished Chrome
Hand polished, polished chrome plate over brass, achieving a bright finish.
Satin Chrome
Chrome plate over brass, hand brushed to achieve a matt finish.
Polished Nickel
Nickel plate over brass, hand polished to achieve a bright finish.  This finish will naturally patina over time but can be brightened with a metal polish.
Satin Nickel
Nickel plate over brass, hand brushed to achieve a matt finish.

Each finish will vary on time frame and cost due to the level of complexity involved to refinish and assemble.