Brass is a metal that has decorated interiors for centuries. It is a beautiful, natural material that changes over time and stays popular. Unprotected brass develops a patina layer over time: it changes its colour and tint. To delay or, in some cases, stop this process, you can treat brass with a protective varnish.
The brass furniture handles available in our shop are covered with a thin layer of transparent varnish. As a result, the colour that the handles have when you buy them will stay with you for many years. For this to happen, however, the handles need to be properly cleaned and cared for.
How should varnished furniture handles be cared for?
The handles should be cleaned regularly with a damp, soft cloth or, if necessary, with a damp cloth using a very mild, alcohol-free cleaning agent.
Rough surfaces and brushes should not be used to clean varnished handles in order to avoid mechanical damage to the surface and abrasion of the varnish.
Handles which consist of several screw-in elements should be dismantled regularly, and all crevices where dirt or other substances which could affect the durability of the desired colour may accumulate should be cleaned.
Mechanical damage of any kind, which may break or damage the protective varnish layer, should also be avoided.
This is especially important in rooms with higher humidity such as kitchens and bathrooms.