Care and Information

CARE OF FINISHES
All metal based ironmongery products requires regular cleaning to prevent the product deteriorating due to our environment conditions.

Great way to maintain Plated Finishes, is by the occasional wiping with a soft clean cloth and cleaning with a non-abrasive wax polish

POLISHED AND LACQUERED FINISHES
Clean with a damp cloth moistened with soapy water or wipe with a soft cloth using a non-abrasive wax polish. Please note that the life of lacquer on most items is limited and will eventually break down. Adverse conditions such as industrial pollution, sea air, acid rain, abrasion etc and repeated continual handling may cause the coating to deteriorate prematurely.

BLACK AND PEWTER ANTIQUE FURNITURE
Iron is vulnerable to rusting and whilst manufacturers make every effort to cover all areas of our products to avoid rusting it is essential to maintain these items, especially in external products, to avoid products rusting. It is recommended to give items an occasional light oiling. This can be done by wiping the items with a lightly oiled cloth to help prevent a build-up of harmful deposits which will cause corrosion.

STAINLESS STEEL
Whilst stainless steel is a strong durable material, it will ,if not maintained regularly, show signs of rusting.(Especially in coastal areas or areas with aggressive atmospheres such as swimming pools) We therefore recommend the following cleaning procedures. Clean regularly with a dry cloth or duster. Periodic washing with warm soapy water dried with a clean cloth. Wipe occasionally with a good quality silicone wax polish.

APPLIED FINISHES
Finishes such as bronze, rustic, tin and black nickel are what is known as an applied finish, these should be cleaned as polished and lacquered finish. It should be noted that due to the way this finish is applied that products may vary between batches and types of product.

IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED HOWEVER THAT THESE FINISHES WILL WEAR OVER TIME

ALL FINISHES
Under no circumstances should you clean these products with: ABRASIVE CLEANERS OR ACID BASED PRODUCTS.