Model Code: SB
Satin brass is identical to polished brass except the surface has been brushed to remove the shine.
These brass products are manufactured by skilled craftsmen in factories in England. Some minor imperfections in the surface of the material are not defects, but a feature of a handmade product.
Satin Brass has a brushed surface which reduces the shine. This is uncoated brass without any lacquer or other clear coating as these coatings tend to deteriorate over time.
Ensure the plumber uses clean hands or gloves when installing your brass fittings and cleans off any plumbing product. Ask them to cover the brass if it is installed before the room is finished, to avoid splatters from paint or commercial cleaning products.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
With regular use, expect that spotting will develop on the surface of uncoated brass from water and everyday chemicals splashing on to the fitting, particularly with taps which receive high use. Food acids such as lemon juice in the kitchen and bathroom products such as toothpaste and shaving foam are common causes. These marks are to be expected and contribute towards the final patina of the fitting.
The brushed finish of satin brush renders it more susceptible to marks from handling and staining from food acids, toothpaste etc as the surface has small ‘scratches’ which pick up the stain.
Establish a simple routine of rinsing the tap with warm water and drying it, particularly if it is spattered with cooking acids or chemicals such as toothpaste. Or relax and celebrate the changes! Any discolouration will become part of the final colour of the aged brass.
If uneven staining bothers you, Satin Brass can be refurbished when dry by gentle wiping with an abrasive cloth manufactured for this purpose. We recommend Norton Metal Finishing Pad 111 x 280mm Maroon, available at Bunnings. Ensure you always brush in the direction of the original brushing. If the surface is polished with a metal polish and becomes shiny, re-brushing will return the brushed effect.
There is no finish warranty for satin brass as there is no finish.