Caring for Aged Brass and Antique Brass Finishes
It is important to remember that these are finishes that are hand applied and sit on the surface of the brass. So, each product will have a slightly different look and feel and the finish will wear and age differently depending upon it’s style, location and how often it is handled.
Our range of Aged and Antique Brass includes:
Aged Brass, Antique Brass, Distressed Antique Brass, Light Aged Brass, Medium Aged Brass, Old English Brass, Vintage Brass
Because of how these finishes are achieved, some may not be suitable for Coastal areas or Commercial environments – please contact us to talk through your situation.
How will my furniture age?
Although your furniture has already been treated to give it an aged, antiqued or distressed finish, it will, with touch, time and the environment continue to age and settle in.
With day to day handling and wear raised areas will be highlighted and begin to reveal the solid brass below. This brass is Unlacquered so as it oxidises it will begin to develop its own rich patina, adding to the aged appearance of your furniture.
We recommend occasional cleaning with warm, mild soapy water with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Then give it a good wipe over with a lint free cloth to dry and reveal the soft finish.
You may need to do this 3 – 4 times per year.
Never use any form of cleaning agent or metal polish as this will remove the applied finish.
To help protect your furniture against the elements we do recommend that occasionally it is treated with the application of a good quality wax polish. We tend to use Beeswax and a soft, lint free cloth. You could also use a good quality spray wax furniture polish or 3 in 1 oil.
You may wish to do this 3 – 4 times per year.