Maintenance of Brass Finishes

Brass fittings are generally supplied with a lacquer coating which helps prevent tarnishing caused by oxidation. Our Lacquer coating is applied using an electrophoretic process and whilst this gives an extremely good looking and durable finish, it should
not be viewed as totally permanent.

In common with other methods of lacquering, it is subject to wear and tear caused by general usage i.e. scratching, scuffing and attack by applied or airborne pollutants, and the correct cleaning will undoubtedly help preserve the appearance.

Lacquered items should be cleaned with a soft soap and water and thoroughly dried. They will also benefit from an occasional coating of wax polish. Do not use any other type of cleaners or polishes. Avoid any contamination by solvent-based cleaners
commonly used in the construction industry.

We do not recommend lacquered items to be used on the exterior of buildings, places of extremely heavy usage, marine environments etc. In these cases we would strongly suggest using UN-lacquered brass that can be polished regularly using proprietary cleaners. Lacquer can be removed using a paint stripper.

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