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Art Deco Letter Plate

Polished chrome is a good finish for door furniture and bathroom accessories. It does not tarnish and will remain shiny with little cleaning. This article covers maintaining items with a polished chrome finish.

How to Clean Polished Nickel Door Furniture

August 7, 2015 written by Vicki Bale
Nickel Letter Plate Original

Polished nickel is a really nice finish for door furniture and is shiny silver in colour. It does not tarnish and will remain shiny and silver with little cleaning. When you do need to – here’s how to clean it!

Why Does Brass Door Furniture Tarnish?

February 1, 2014 written by Vicki Bale

Here we look at what causes Brass Door Furniture to tarnish.

Door Furniture – A History Of Brass Polishes

June 10, 2010 written by Martin Foley
Brass Polishes

In 1905, Reckett and Sons senior travelling salesman visited the company’s Australian branch and found a liquid brass polish being sold. This was brought back to the UK and after reformulation by Reckett’s chemists was launched as Brasso. It was a great success, replacing the previous abrasive paste cleaners, and was extensively used in hospitals, hotels and department stores for polishing door furniture, door knobs, door handles, finger plates, letter plates and nameplates.

Iron Door Furniture – Beeswax Finish

April 29, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Iron T Hinges Penny and Arrowhead

Many customers ask about the difference between the finishes on our black ironmongery. Simply the wax finish is recommended for internal use and the powder coated finish for external use.
The iron door furniture and window furniture treated with beeswax has a most authentic and rustic look. The wax imparts a a subtle matt richness to the metal.

Iron Door Furniture – Powder Coated Finish

April 28, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Iron Door Handles Monkey tail

Many customers ask about the difference between the finishes on our black ironmongery. Simply the wax finish is recommended for internal use and the powder coated finish for external use.

The powder coating provides an attractive durable corrosion resistant finish. This traditional black finish can last for many years so it is an excellent low maintenance option for exterior ironmongery applications.

Unlacquered or Lacquered Brass?

April 4, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Georgian Brass Door Knobs

This is a question we are often asked, so here is an attempt to clarify things.

We have elected to offer only unlacquered brass on our website, this is because we are in the business of traditional brassware. All our brass door furniture and window furniture is just as our forebears produced it, without lacquer!

Product Care Door Furniture & Window Furniture

November 18, 2008 written by Vicki Bale

Please find details of how to care for your door and window furniture, how to keep it looking good and get it to last for many years! Information can be found below on care for brass, nickel, iron, pewter, wood, glass and porcelain finishes.