Plumbing Fixture Maintenance (Tub fillers, Drains,
Lavatory Faucets, Shower Packages and Feet)
Lacquered surfaces (chrome, brushed nickel and
painted) - For best results in
maintaining lacquered fixtures, it is advised to dab off any excess water left
on the fixture with a soft cloth after every use. Always use dabbing action to
dry off metal, not rubbing action. Water left on the metal surface to evaporate
will form mineral deposits. Dust, toothpaste, shaving gel, hairspray, salts and
any other products used in the bathroom could compromise the finish if not
wiped off and left to settle on the fixture.
Un-Lacquered Living Finishes (oil rubbed bronze,
polished nickel, un-lacquered brass and un-lacquered brushed brass) – Living finishes like un-lacquered brasses will
naturally age and patina to display a beautiful individual appearance as they are
exposed to the environment of the installation. This aging can be slowed using
bees wax polish to protect the surface. Suitable metal polish can also be used
to easily clean off any aging marks if the intent is to keep the product shiny.
Oil rubbed bronze is the most
fragile of finishes and will easily become damaged with water deposits. We highly recommend to maintain an original
appearance that the oil rubbed bronze is lightly polished with a non-abrasive
car wax every 2 – 3 months, this will prevent water marks from settling.
Polished nickel is the most
robust of living finishes and a soft cloth wipe will remove most marks. We also
recommend the periodic use of a car wax polish to keep potentially damaging
water marks from settling on the surfaces.
Never use abrasive cleaners
of any kind, this includes bleach, ammonia or scouring powders, these can strip
the lacquer and coating causing discoloration and corrosion of the base metal.