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Our Brass Options and Maintenance Guide
When choosing products that include Brass, you will need to consider the natural ageing process of this material, and understand the finish will change over time.
Brushed Raw Brass
Brass is extremely versatile and a beautiful product to work with, but there are a few things to consider when purchasing. We offer a few options of brass finishes to best suit your interior application. Please check our brass options below, their process & care instructions.
Our raw brass has a machine brushed appearance with no finish applied, allowing natural oxidation to take place. When you receive your brass piece it will have a bright and perfect surface finish. Raw brass will oxidize beautifully and evenly over time (allow 6 months to 2 years) creating a beautiful, aged appearance. Un-lacquered or raw brass is brass that is purposefully left un-sealed to allow for natural oxidation to take place. As the metal ages, it darkens and develops that distinct patina and beautiful character. When you receive your raw brass piece it is important not to touch the brass surface without gloves to minimize any tarnishing or fingerprints appearing on the surface over time.
Cleaning Raw Brass
Dust with a dry, soft lint-free cloth with a diluted solution of mild detergent to remove dust or salt. Always wear gloves when handling raw brass as any contact with skin will leave a mark and tarnish within weeks.
Brasso and Polishing at Home
Please be aware that the use of Brasso on natural brass may remove the brushed ﬁnish, and will turn the ﬁnish to a high-gloss surface. We only recommend Brasso for heavy cleaning or polishing, and the use of Brasso is not necessary unless you wish to alter the appearance of the brass surface.
The Sibling Pendant shown in Brushed Brass
Clear Powdercoat Finish
Brass with a clear powdercoat finish will retain is ‘golden’ appearance for many years, with no maintenance apart from occasional dusting. The brass will not patina over time as the surface is completely sealed. The clear powder coat surface has a glossy appearance, and when compared to natural brass, the powder coat finish looks more golden with a richer color. We recommend this finish if you want the bright and new appearance to brass to last for years, and don’t want the brass to age or oxidize.
Cleaning Powdercoated Brass
Dust with a dry, soft lint-free cloth with a diluted solution of mild detergent to remove dust or salt. Powdercoat is a very durable ﬁnish which does not require any other maintence. Brass with a powdercoat ﬁnish will retain is ‘golden’ appearance for many years. The brass should not patina over time as the surface is completely sealed.
Slate Patina Finish
Our Brass slate patina is a hand applied finish on natural brass which will darken the surface to a rich black satin patina. The brass surface has layered textured appearance with colour tones from rich browns to blacks. This surface will not change over time and is a beautiful way to treat brass. The brass is also hand finished with a wax coating to help prevent fingerprints and stains. There is maintenance required apart from occasional dusting.
Cleaning Slate Patina Brass
Dust with a dry, soft lint-free cloth with a diluted solution of mild detergent to remove dust or salt. Always wear gloves when handling brass as any contact with skin may alter the finish over time.
Sibling Pendant in Slate Patina