Like most products in your home, door and window hardware should be cleaned periodically to remove contaminants and maintain the surface.

AB -Aged Brass
ORB– Oil Rubbed Bronze
PBU– Polished Brass Un-Lacquered
SNP– Satin Nickel Plated
The living finishes will age and change gracefully over time resulting in a natural patina which varies depending on the environment. It is recommended to clean the surface periodically with a soft cloth and mild solution of detergent and water then wipe dry with lint free cloth.
If you wish to further protect your un-lacquered brass finish this can be attained by occasionally using a propriety wax polish or Olive oil, applying this lightly over the surface will extend the longevity of the finish.

PB– Polished Brass
SB– Satin Brass
EB– Electro Bronze
To avoid the potential breakdown of the lacquer coating and discolouration from dust and grime we recommend keeping your hardware clean. We suggest these are wiped and cleaned periodically using a mild window cleaner and damp cloth.
Gloss lacquered finishes may get some light surface scratches appearing with normal wear and tear, for this we recommend using a propriety wax polish occasionally, rubbing this lightly over the affected area will provide a layer of protection for extended finish longevity.
We do not recommend lacquered finishes to be used externally as if scratched or damaged tarnishing can occur.

SCP– Satin Chrome Plated
CP– Chrome Plated
Electroplated finishes should be cleaned regularly to remove grime and corrosive particles using a soft cloth and a mild solution of detergent and water. The frequency of cleaning will be dictated by your particular environment. For best results, dry the hardware with a lint free, soft cloth after cleaning.
Please avoid using any metal polishes, abrasive cleaners, scorers or rough cloths that may damage or scratch the hardware and do not spray or immerse the hardware in liquid to clean.

Like all surfaces, stainless steel requires cleaning to remove dirt and grime to keep it in pristine condition. The level of cleaning and maintenance required depends primarily on the environment. More polluted or corrosive environments, e.g. coastal situations, the surfaces require regular washing to retain their good looks.
The type of finish will also influence the cleaning required and it is recommended that the rougher the surface the more regularly cleaning is required. For example, satin stainless steel has a rough surface with crevices that harbour corrosive agents which cause discolouration relatively quickly. Regular cleaning is required to remove this. A corrosion inhibitor such as Prolan Liquid or aerosol applied with a soft cloth will aid in corrosion prevention.
Dirt and grease accumulate from many sources. They can usually be removed by routine cleaning using soap, ammonia or detergent and fresh warm water. It should be noted that nearly all abrasive cleaners will scratch bright polished stainless steel surfaces. On other finishes the cleaners should only be used in the direction of the polish.
A clean, dust and grit free cloth should be used to avoid scratching. In all cases the mildest cleaning procedure that will do the job efficiently should be used, e.g. wash down with warm fresh water and washing up liquid followed by a wash of clean warm water only followed by wiping dry with a clean absorbent cloth.
For textured and rigidized finishes, a nylon bristled brush will remove any dirt and grime which may accumulate in the valleys of the textured finish. If “tea staining” or rust is present, stainless steel can be cleaned with Grunt.
After initial installation, the stainless steel will required thorough cleaning to remove any adhesive – either from the protective coating or other building operations – that may have been left on the surface. If marks such as fingerprints etc. a continuous problem a light surface coating of baby oil, clear silicone wax polish or furniture polish such as Neopol will help prevent recurrence of this problem.

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