A SIMPLE GUIDE TO CARING FOR YOUR MATTE BLACK BRASS PRODUCTS
About the finish
This finish is applied over solid Brass for a deep, rich matte black colour, with subtle warm undertones of Brass and Bronze. A layer of pure Beeswax enhances the soft, matte texture and intensifies the deep colour.
Suitable for interior use only.
As this finish is applied to solid, unlacquered brass, these pieces won’t rust or corrode, however as the Matte Black finish will wear through over time, we don’t recommend this finish for exterior use as this will accelerate the process.
To protect the finish, Matte Black pieces are applied with a layer of Beeswax during manufacturing. To maintain, gently wipe fittings from time to time with a soft, damp cloth and then dry thoroughly before re-applying a layer of Beeswax.
Over time, the applied Matte Black finish will wear through on raised areas that see the most regular use, slowly revealing the brass beneath. As the unlacquered brass peeps through, it will continue to oxidise and develop a natural patina.
Take great care when fitting Matte Black products to avoid scratching the finish and revealing the Brass beneath. Any scratches that occur will be very noticeable at first as the bright brass contrasts against the dark Matte Black, but as the brass oxidises it will dull down to a deeper shade.
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