Polished brassRefer to maintenance
Polished Brass matures naturally over time as a thin layer of the metal oxidises and tarnishes the surface. Treatment of a living finish is down to personal taste; some prefer to maintain a bright shiny finish, others favour an aged appearance.
Brushed brassRefer to maintenance
Brushed Brass is unlacquered and hand brushed, creating a modern look that is a popular choice within the range. Over time, this finish will mark and develop a characterful patina.
Weathered bronzeRefer to maintenance
Weathered Bronze is a deeper colour in tone that lightens over time to a rich antique bronze. With regular use and cleaning, areas of high contact such as handles and edges will lighten to expose undertones of copper, creating a beautiful and distinct lustre.
Matt BronzeRefer to maintenance
Matt Bronze is an antique finish, created by galvanic oxidation of the brass. The ageing process allows the natural brass base to show through the darker coated surface, exposing attractive lighter tones.
Matt BlackRefer to maintenance
Matt Black is created by applying deep layers of pigment-rich minerals by hand to create a silky-smooth surface. Regular cleaning with a mild soap and a soft cloth will maintain the original appearance.
Brushed nickelRefer to maintenance
Brushed Nickel is hand dipped with a double nickel deposit, then hand brushed to create a rich matt finish, enabling the hue of the nickel to have warm depth and substance.
Satin nickelRefer to maintenance
Satin Nickel built up of a satin nickel base, followed with a nickel finish application. Hand dipped to enhance the hue of the metal, this finish has real depth and warmth.
Brushed copperRefer to maintenance
Brushed Copper products are hand finished before undergoing hand brushing, creating a luxurious feel to the touch. Lighter and softer in colour to its polished family, over time the product’s surface will deepen in colour.
Satin copperRefer to maintenance
Satin Copper a hand dipped satin nickel base followed with a copper finish application, Satin Copper is a warm, modern industrial finish.
Brushed chromeRefer to maintenance
Brushed Chrome finished with a chrome plate topcoat, undergoes a hand brushing process to create a cool industrial look.
Satin chromeRefer to maintenance
Satin Chrome is created by layering a soft matt chrome finish over a chrome base. The final finish offers a cool tone with real depth and richness. Satin Chrome products will retain a clean look.
Brushed goldRefer to maintenance
Brushed Gold is hand polished brassware, dipped in an initial nickel deposit before being hand brushed. The final stage is the build-up of gold deposit to create a luxurious finish that will slowly deepen in colour over time.
Brushed incaRefer to maintenance
Brushed Inca this is achieved through a multi-layered build-up of hand brushing to give a warm tone that will slowly deepen in colour over time. A great option to the living finishes, offering the same appearance but with little change over time.
Care and maintenance
Should a customer wish to maintain the highly polished appearance, regular maintenance with the metal cleaner Brasso would have the most affect. With care and effort they will be able to maintain the high gloss finish enjoyed from new. Never be tempted to use abrasive solutions or materials for cleaning purposes. When limescale needs to be removed a proprietary limescale remover should be applied, ensuring that the manufacturers guidelines are adhered to. Avoid leaving the solution on the product over the instructed timescale as this can cause damage to the finish. To maintain the polished shiny finish, clean with Brasso and a soft cloth, a light covering and polishing with beeswax will reduce the rate of patina.
Customers should note that this natural finish will oxidise, tarnish, mark and patinate quickly. Should a customer wish to maintain the original brushed matt finish, they must consider that they will need to devote time to maintaining the product. When maintaining the product with a Scotch Bright cleaning pad, with care and effort the client will be able to keep the clean looking, brushed brass finish; ensure that when gently using the Scotch Bright pad that one follows the same brushed direction as the existing brush marks. Please be mindful when considering purchasing the special brushed brass finish, the likelihood is it will tarnish unevenly, with a variety of colours coming from the product.
ALL OTHER FINISHES
To maintain the original appearance these finishes should be gently washed with warm soapy water and then dried with a soft non-abrasive cloth. When limescale needs to be removed a proprietary limescale remover should be applied, ensuring that the manufacturers guidelines are adhered to. Avoid leaving the solution on the product over the instructed timescale as this can cause damage to the finish (shower roses may need to be de-scaled on a more regular basis, to avoid the holes blocking, especially in hard water areas). Never be tempted to apply abrasive solutions to the finish for cleaning or any other reason, including limescale removal as this can cause damage to the finish.
Other factors that may contribute to the evolution of the finish are humidity and sunlight, clients are urged to give careful consideration to the live nature of these product.