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 Important Information and Care Guide
Kitchen doors/panels and Splashbacks
No claims for damage / discrepancies can be made by the Customer after installation, as installation of our materials constitutes acceptance of the product in its current state. Similarly, we will not accept any claims for damages / discrepancies once the Customer has performed any work on the order, including cutting, shaping, finishing. Any work carried out on the order constitutes immediate acceptance of the order. As custom-made orders are not cancellable, you must make sure that the information and materials (e.g. plans, designs, lists and sizes of products required) provided by you and those provided by us (e.g. items listed in our quotation) are correct and suitable for your use before you place an order with us. We advise all cut-outs to be made by us before delivery. The customer is responsible for sealing the splashback where it meets the worktop or sink/surface with a thin layer of suitable waterproof silicone to prevent any sitting liquid affecting the material. The brass panels can be applied to the wall using a strong contact adhesive.
If you have a problem with something marking your metal product please telephone us before you tackle it yourself. NEVER use a scourer or scrub the mark.
Brass + Copper
Brass and copper provide not only a visually stunning surface but are also practical and
hygienic requiring minimal maintenance.
Marks and stains are inevitable and will soon add to the rich patina that creates much of the allure these beautiful materials provide.  Our aged copper and brass finish, has already been pre-aged using a specific process that creates a patina, which will develop further with age.
We don’t lacquer our metal unless requested. It adds a shine (minimal) and any scratches will show more clearly, but it does prevent stain marks if this is a concern.
If un-lacquered, we recommend regular application of a protective film (every few months or so) this product is recommended by us https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/menzerna-endless-shine. Furniture polish eg. Pledge can also be used to do this.
Do’s and Don’ts and problems
  • If in doubt CONTACT us!! Send an image and we can advise!
  • Don’t use metal scourers or wire wool to clean polished brass or copper as they will scratch the surface.
  • Don’t cut food directly on the worktop, as it will scratch easily.
  • Don’t place hot pans directly on the surface. They will cause irreversible expansion to the metal, which may warp.
  • Avoid using bleach, ammonia or citric acid based cleaners on our metals. These cause increased oxidation of copper and brass, which will darken the surface. It also causes corrosion, breaking down the surface of the metal.
  • Avoid sliding hard or sharp-edged objects (e.g. heavy iron pans) over the worktop.
  • Furniture polish such as pledge can also be used to maintain the surface
  • Ferrous Metals: These can react (leaving a mark) if in direct contact with other live metals, including some candle sticks, cast iron pans and suchlike and so should be protected from direct contact with the metal.
Copper and brass are highly reactive and trying to maintain a polished finish is not recommended. Spots and marks will form and can be caused by a variety of things from fingerprints to cleaning agents. These can be removed with localised cleaning methods but leaving them to add to the natural patina may be preferable. The mild abrasive pad, often found on the back of a non-stick sponge, can help remove spots or dried on substances, but the abrasive may leave marks.
  • Use soapy water and a damp cloth to clean then pat dry with a clean dry cloth or kitchen roll
  • Do wipe and buff dry after every use - Liquids left on the surface may leave marks and stains.
  • If the stain has left a mark or removed patina, the patina should come back in that patch over time. If you want to remove water type marks or stains you can use windowlene or Brasso. It will take some patina away but is great at removing marks.
If in doubt CONTACT us!! Send an image and we can advise!
Wood Items
  • Reclaimed wood is a natural material and may display various marks and characteristics such as knots, cracks, grain variation, colour variations etc. These are natural, and deemed by many, desirable features which demonstrate the individuality of the wood and will not affect the durability or performance of the furniture in any way.
  • Solid wood furniture is affected by heat and moisture. A hot dry environment will cause timber to shrink, whilst a damp environment will cause it to swell. Knots, cracks, drying shakes and movement are inherent characteristics of natural timber and are not considered a fault in the wood or our workmanship.
  •  Your new piece of furniture will benefit greatly by placing it in a position in a room well away from extremes of temperature, such as next to a radiator or exposed to direct sunlight.