BARBER WILSONS REGENT 1890'S/1900'S SINGLE HOLE FAUCET WITH PLUG AND CHAIN ATTACHED (CERAMIC DISC) WITH WHITE PORCELAIN BUTTONS
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Over time living finishes can tarnish, patinate and expose base colours. The change in appearance will depend upon the environment and conditions in which products are kept and used. All non-brass finishes are plated over the highest quality solid brass, and while we believe the quality of our finishes is superior, no product can be guaranteed to keep the original factory finish. What we can guarantee is that both our unlacquered and waxed living finishes create a beautiful patina, loved by customers who want an aged or ‘vintage’ look.
Over time, established finishes change subtly in appearance but if cleaning instructions are followed, they will retain a sharp and pristine appearance.
Care And Maintenance
Should a customer wish to maintain the highly polished appearance, regular maintenance with the metal cleaner Brasso would have the most affect. With care and effort they will be able to maintain the high gloss finish enjoyed from new. Never be tempted to use abrasive solutions or materials for cleaning purposes. When limescale needs to be removed a proprietary limescale remover should be applied, ensuring that the manufacturers guidelines are adhered to. Avoid leaving the solution on the product over the instructed timescale as this can cause damage to the finish. To maintain the polished shiny finish, clean with Brasso and a soft cloth, a light covering and polishing with beeswax will reduce the rate of patina.
Customers should note that this natural finish will oxidise, tarnish, mark and patinate quickly. Should a customer wish to maintain the original brushed matt finish, they must consider that they will need to devote time to maintaining the product. When maintaining the product with a Scotch Bright cleaning pad, with care and effort the client will be able to keep the clean looking, brushed brass finish; ensure that when gently using the Scotch Bright pad that one follows the same brushed direction as the existing brush marks. Please be mindful when considering purchasing the special brushed brass finish, the likelihood is it will tarnish unevenly, with a variety of colours coming from the product.
ALL OTHER FINISHES
To maintain the original appearance these finishes should be gently washed with warm soapy water and then dried with a soft non-abrasive cloth. When limescale needs to be removed a proprietary limescale remover should be applied, ensuring that the manufacturers guidelines are adhered to. Avoid leaving the solution on the product over the instructed timescale as this can cause damage to the finish (shower roses may need to be de-scaled on a more regular basis, to avoid the holes blocking, especially in hard water areas). Never be tempted to apply abrasive solutions to the finish for cleaning or any other reason, including limescale removal as this can cause damage to the finish.
Other factors that may contribute to the evolution of the finish are humidity and sunlight, clients are urged to give careful consideration to the live nature of these products.
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