Copper Patina Oxidize Age

Caring for our hardware and accessories is very easy.

Brass, Bronze & Copper

Some of our Brass, Bronze & Copper products are living finishes which means they are left unfinished and unlacquered and will age with time. They will oxidize and develop a beautiful patina over the years. Either let them age with grace, turn blotchy, dull and darken naturally (adds character!) or maintain finish with a little tlc. There are also sealers available on the market if you prefer to keep them looking shiny and new.

To maintain finish, use a clean, soft, damp cloth regularly and sparingly use a good commercial polish to upkeep.

Brass, Bronze & Copper are naturally antimicrobial which means they have the ability to kill a wide range of microbes relatively quickly with a high degree of efficacy. Because these materials are able to kill off micro-organisms, all that is needed for you to remove any build-up of dirt is water.

When cleaning is necessary:

  • Always use a soft non abrasive, lightly damp (not wet) cloth, dampened with water only.
  • Dry right away to avoid water-spotting.
  • That’s all you need!

For lacquered finishes, don't use chemicals of any kind, including soaps abrasive cleaners, window or kitchen cleaners. Use of these products is damaging to the protective lacquer and may change the appearance of the piece.   

Chrome & Powder Coating

  • Use a mild, non-alkaline soap and soft cloth.
  • No aggressive cleaning products!
  • Dry right away to avoid water-spotting.

Aluminium & Stainless Steel 

  • Weekly wipe down with a soft non abrasive, lightly damp (not wet) cloth, dampened with water only.
  • Dry right away to avoid water-spotting.
  • There are good quality commercial cleaners and protectants available. Ensure you choose one that is not acid based and won't corrode the metal.

Concrete

Concrete is an extremely durable material, however, it behaves like any rock or marble and can stain, scratch or break if not handled with care.  The concrete used in our products is glass fibre reinforced concrete which means that it is of high quality and is high strength.

  • When mounting do not use metal tools, screw them in by hand so as to avoid too much pressure on the material. 

Other

  • Please contact us if you're unsure of how to care for an item that's not listed here. But generally good maintenance with a lightly dampened, soft non abrasive cloth will help keep your items in good shape for years to come.