HOW TO CARE FOR THE FINISH ON YOUR DOOR AND WINDOW HARDWARE

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Period Details door and window hardware is forged, stamped and cast using the best quality brass available,  the brass is then polished and lacquered.  The lacquer protects the brass from ageing.  Lacquers are organic which means that they will break down over time from handling.   As the lacquer breaks down the polished brass finish is exposed to the air and will tarnish.   All brass ages and tarnishes over time and eventually has a soft aged brass finish.

Of course, if you want it to look new for as long as possible, clean it with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth regularly and make sure it stays dry.  The protective lacquer coating needs to remain intact.

For those that wish their brass product to age quickly, the lacquer can be removed with paint stripper and polishing.

To achieve this durable finish, a forged brass product is lightly linished on a polishing wheel before a clear satin lacquer is applied to protect the surface and maintain the finished appearance for many years to come.

Our Satin Brass hardware can be effortlessly paired with your other kitchen and bathroom fittings;  creating seamless looks or standing out as a bold statement piece.

Keep Satin Brass products dry, and clean regularly with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth to keep them looking stunning year-round.

 

To achieve our Antique Brass finish, we take our Polished Brass product and age each item individually by hand.   The item is then rubbed back with a soft cloth to lighten the finish; after which it is baked to set.  Once baked, a clear lacquer is applied and allowed to dry before going through final inspection and packaging.

The Antique Brass patina is a living finish designed to wear and age naturally over time.  Our Antique Brass finish is our most difficult finish to perfect and while our platers strive to provide consistency amongst our range of products in this finish, variations are to be expected.

Care for it well and it will reward you with the most natural looking antique brass finish for many years.

Our Brass product is firstly copper plated, then antiqued. Before setting, the Antique Finish is carefully rubbed back by hand to lighten the colour and reveal copper highlighting to reflect natural wear.

Over time, the clear lacquer coating and antique finish will thin where the product gets most use to reveal more copper highlighting. The copper that is showing will also age – this is a true living finish that looks good at all stages of its life.

 

Depending on the item, we achieve our Matt Black finish through many different processes. Some items are powder coated, others are treated with an ageing process. However it is achieved, our Matt Black finish is both durable and stunning.

Matt Black hardware provides a striking contrast on white or timber applications and has been the cornerstone finish of the popular ‘Hamptons’ look. Regularly clean with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth to maintain the finish.

 

For those that love shiny finishes, we apply our polished, mirror-like chrome plated finishes to our extensive range of brass based products.

Chrome plating is a very durable finish and only requires regular cleaning with a soft dry cloth to maintain its brightness.

 

 

To achieve our Satin Chrome finish, chrome plate is rubbed back to remove the shine.

Satin chrome is proven to be a durable finish and only requires regular cleaning with a soft dry cloth to maintain its look.

Satin Chrome adds a modern touch to brass hardware and matches well with stainless steel hardware and appliances.

 

Created using traditional finishing methods, solid brass hardware is nickel-plated and aged.  Each piece is then ‘rumbled’ with small stones to reveal glimpses of the nickel through the antique finish.

The result is a finish that would look equally at home on a medieval door in a french village as on your next contemporary project.

Rumbled Nickel is a durable premium finish, which needs only a regular clean with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth to maintain its appearance.

 

Brass items are nickel plated then highly polished to create our beautiful Polished Nickel finish.

A traditional European finish, Polished Nickel provides a depth of colour that is distinct and invites touch.

This durable premium finish should be regularly cleaned with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth to maintain its appearance and lustre.

 

A variation on Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel is very lightly brushed to provide a warm finish with barely visible satin lines.

This premium durable finish will provide a subtle, sophisticated look to your home and complements a wide range of design themes and palettes.

Regularly clean with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth to protect the clear satin lacquer applied to this finish.

 

 

This rustic finish is applied to a selected range of our cast iron products.

A clear lacquer coating is applied, which should be maintained with regular applications of Mr Sheen on a soft dry cloth.

Our Antique Finish on cast iron is designed to be used internally and life expectancy is determined by usage, moisture and environment.

 

A basic natural finish, we simply polish cast iron then apply a clear lacquer coating.

Designed for internal use, regular applications of Mr Sheen and gentle cleaning with a soft dry cloth are required to maintain the protective lacquer.

Life expectancy is determined by usage, moisture and environment.

 

A powder coat colour that achieves a natural steel look. This is applied to a select range of iron products.

Regularly clean with Mr Sheen and a soft dry cloth to maintain the finish
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    Amazing! Its really amazing article, I have got much clear idea regarding from this article. Denni Lenard Marjie

    • Cathy
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      Thanks Denni, With a little care your door and window hardware will look great for years!

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