Product Finishes

Beeswax Finish - (For Internal Use Only)

The beeswax finish is traditional for handmade ironmongery. After the skilled blacksmiths have finished forging the product, colours ranging from blue to deep red ochre are visible, and in order to preserve these colours and the textures produced by hammering, pure beeswax is applied. This beeswax coating gives a subtle matt rich appearance to the metal, which offers excellent protection.

The beeswax finish is only suitable for interior use, as damp or wet conditions will cause the iron to rust.

For best results, before installation, buff with a soft cloth, and from time to time apply pure beeswax to maintain appearance.

If surface rust does occur, gently rub with 00 grade wire wool and apply more beeswax with a soft cloth.
Warning: The chemicals in wet plaster will rust this product, please wait until plaster is fully dry before fitting ironmongery.

Black Finish - (For Internal or External Use)

The satin Black Finish is suitable for both exterior and interior use, as the Black Finish is baked to a high temperature, giving it an attractive, durable and corrosion-resistant finish which is low maintenance. This finish is resistant to moisture which makes it suitable for use in both bathrooms and other areas where damp conditions could be a problem.

It is recommended that the ironmongery is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time, in order to remove harmful deposits and restore it to its original condition. All moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically thereafter.

Before fitting, rub screws with candle wax and use a pilot drill.

Pewter Patina Finish - (For Internal or External Use)

This finish is elegant and beautifully highlights the texture of the steel. Stylish and modern, it is equally suited to a contemporary home as well as a period property.

It has excellent anti-corrosion properties, however, it is recommended that the ironmongery is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time, thereby removing harmful deposits and restoring the finish to its original condition.

Warning:  Never use any form of metal cleaner or aerosol spray. All moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically afterwards.

The screws supplied with this product are finished individually so please take care when fitting. Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

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