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Caring for Applied Finishes

Caring for Applied Finishes on Real Brass

It is important to remember that these are finishes that are hand applied and sit on the surface of the brass. A wide range of techniques are used in these preparations to achieve the desired colour and feel of the finish. Some are matt and others can have a high sheen or polish.

Our range of applied finishes on brass include:

Marbled Brass, DBMA (Dark Bronze Metal Antique), IBMA (Imitation Bronze Metal Antique)

For these finishes it is important, where possible, to order your furniture in from the same batch, as colours can vary between each batch made.

Because of how these finishes are achieved, they are not suitable for High Use areas, Coastal areas or Commercial environments – please contact us to talk your situation through.

How will my furniture age?

These finishes are not designed to continue to age. The finish completely encases the brass underneath and will usually be finished with a lacquer to protect it.

It is important to continue to protect your furniture to prolong the life of the finish.

Regular Care

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.

Protection

To help protect your finish against the elements and surface damage, we do recommend that you treat it with an 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 every couple of months.

Caring for Applied Finishes on Real Bronze

It is important to remember that these are finishes that are hand applied and sit on the surface of the bronze. We have a wide range of Applied Finishes on Real Bronze that use different techniques in bronze finish preparation to achieve very different looks. 

These are: - Real Bronze Metal Antique, Tudor Bronze, Aged Bronze, Dark Bronze, Pewter Bronze and Marbled Bronze.

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.

Because of how these finishes are achieved, some may not be suitable for Coastal areas or Commercial environments – please contact us to talk your situation through.

How will my furniture age?

Your furniture has already been treated to give it an aged, antiqued or distressed finish, but 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 bronze below. This bronze is Unlacquered so as it oxidises it will begin to develop its own rich patina, adding to the aged appearance of your furniture.

Regular Care

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.

Protection

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 a 3 in 1 oil.

You may wish to do this 3 – 4 times per year.

Caring for Antique Nickel Furniture

Antique Nickel and Distressed Nickel are ‘Nickel Plated’ finishes that have been ‘Aged’ to look old or distressed. We only supply Nickel that has been plated over superior grade solid brass. This ensures that this finish looks great and will last far longer than the cheaper alternatives on the market.

Our range of Antique Nickel includes:

Antique Nickel, Distressed Antique Nickel, Antique Silver, Hand Burnished Nickel and Aged Nickel

Because of how these finishes are achieved, they are not suitable for High Use areas, Coastal areas or Commercial environments – please contact us to talk through your situation.

How will my furniture age?

These finishes are not designed to continue to age. The finish completely encases the brass underneath and will usually be finished with a lacquer to protect it.

It is important to continue to protect your furniture to prolong the life of the finish.

Regular Care

Nickel finishes are generally quite low maintenance, but the finish does benefit from occasional cleaning with warm, mild soapy water and a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Then give it a good wipe over with a lint free cloth to dry.

You may need to do this every couple of months.

Never use any form of cleaning agent or metal polish as this will remove the finish.

Protection

To help protect the life of the finish we recommend that occasionally it is treated with 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 a 3 in 1 oil.

You may wish to do this 3 – 4 times per year.

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