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Perrin & Rowe - Satin Brass

Finish Code: SB

SATIN BRASS: This Satin Brass is uncoated brass without any lacquer or other clear coating. It is similar to Polished Brass except the surface has been brushed to dull the shine.

Uncoated bare brass has become increasingly popular as the finish of choice for kitchen and bathroom fittings. With a nod to the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, designers and homeowners are celebrating the honesty and changing nature of bare brass. As a living finish, the surface will mature over time to develop the unique character of aged brass. The bronze patina of high-quality brass complements natural elements such as timber, granite, marble, limestone and copper.

Perrin & Rowe brass products are manufactured by skilled craftsmen in their factories in England. Some minor imperfections in the surface of the material are not defects, but a feature of a handmade product.

INSTALLATION: It is important your plumber uses clean hands or gloves when installing your fittings and cleans off any plumbing product. Ask them to cover the fittings if they are installed before the room is finished to avoid scratches and splatters from paint and commercial cleaning products.

CARE & MAINTENANCE: With regular use, expect that spotting will develop on the surface of uncoated brass from 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 contribute towards the final patina of the fitting.

The brushed finish of Satin Brass makes it more susceptible to marks from handling and staining as the surface has small brush marks 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.

FINISH WARRANTY: There is no finish warranty for bare brass items as they have no plated finish or coating.

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