Product Finishes & Care Instructions
Product Finishes & Care Instructions
With proper care TradCo products will last you for many years to come. Do not allow products to come into contact with thinners or masking tape as this can damage or compromise the finish. We recommend removing your TradCo furniture prior to painting, whether it be a door, window frame or piece of cabinetry. To care for your TradCo products regularly clean them with a damp soft cloth and dry immediately with a dry soft cloth, ensure to keep products dry where possible.
Explore below our range of finishes and find one that’s perfect for your project.
A classic finish that is first polished and then lacquered for protection. This finish will age and tarnish over time through natural wear, developing a unique character.
For those that wish their brass product to age quickly, the lacquer can be removed with paint stripper and polishing.
Unlacquered Polished Brass
A classic polished and unlacquered finish, it is designed to age faster than a lacquered finish. The unlacquered polish will wear through use to develop distinct colour and a timeless aged look.
To achieve this durable finish, a forged brass product is lightly linished on a polishing wheel before a clear satin lacquer is applied to protect the surface and maintain the finished appearance for many years to come.
Our Satin Brass hardware can be effortlessly paired with your other kitchen and bathroom fittings, creating seamless looks or standing out as a bold statement piece.
Unlacquered Satin Brass
To achieve this durable finish, a forged brass product is lightly linished on a polishing wheel for a contemporary look.
This modern unlacquered finish will age naturally over time to offer seamless application in both classic and contemporary spaces.
To achieve our Antique Brass finish, we take our Polished Brass product and age each item individually by hand. The item is then rubbed back with a soft cloth to lighten the finish; after which it is baked to set. Once baked, a clear lacquer is applied to protect the surface.
Each product in this finish is hand aged, meaning each product has its own distinct variation and depth of colour, reflecting a mix of lighter and darker finishes. This unique finish is designed to wear and age naturally over time.
Depending on the item, our Matt Black finish can be either powder coated or treated with an ageing process. However it is achieved, our Matt Black finish is both durable and stunning.
Matt Black hardware provides a striking contrast on white or timber applications and is truly a timeless finish.
To achieve this finish we plate a brass product in copper, it is then antiqued to give it a dark finish. Before setting, the antique finish is carefully rubbed back by hand to lighten the colour and reveal copper highlights.
Each product in this finish is hand aged, meaning each product has its own distinct variation and depth of colour. Designed to age, this finish will continue to wear, showing more copper highlights and forming distinct characteristics that look beautiful at every stage of its life.
To achieve this finish we apply a polished, mirror-like chrome plate to our brass products. This highly durable finish will remain at its best for years to come with occasional cleaning to maintain its lustre and brightness.
To achieve this finish we apply a polished, mirror-like chrome plate to our brass products. The chrome plate is then carefully brushed to remove shine and develop a sleek satin finish. This highly durable finish will remain at its best for years to come with occasional cleaning.
Created using traditional finishing methods, brass hardware is nickel-plated and then aged. Each piece is then ‘rumbled’ with small stones to reveal glimpses of the nickel through the antique finish. This highly durable finish is achieved through traditional methods to create something truly special.
To achieve this finish, we apply a polished nickel plate to our brass products. A highly durable finish that is warmer than chrome it has a beautiful depth of colour and will remain at its best for years to come with occasional cleaning.
To achieve this finish, we apply nickel plate to our brass products, it is then very lightly linished before being plated with satin nickel. This highly durable finish will remain at its best for years to come with occasional cleaning.
This rustic finish is applied to a selected range of our cast iron products. A clear lacquer coating is applied, which should be maintained with regular cleaning.
Our Antique Finish on cast iron is designed to be used internally and life expectancy is determined by usage, moisture and environment.
A basic natural finish, we polish cast iron then apply a clear lacquer coating. Designed for internal use, regular cleaning with a soft dry cloth is required to maintain the protective lacquer. Life expectancy is determined by usage, moisture and environment.
Anti-Tarnish Brass PVD
Using a process called Physical Vapour Deposition – a thin layer is applied to zinc alloy which replicates a brass finish. This is a very durable and long-lasting finish that requires no regular maintenance.
A powder coat colour that achieves a natural steel look. This is applied to a select range of iron products. Regularly clean to maintain this finish.
To achieve this finish brass or zinc alloy products are plated with Satin Nickel and brushed to replicate Stainless Steel. Regularly clean to maintain this finish.
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