We understand that selecting the perfect finish for a project is crucial, as it adds that distinctive touch of sophistication and character. Whether you're envisioning a warm and inviting ambiance or a bold statement piece, we have curated a diverse range of finishes to suit all manner of different settings and preferences.
On this page are a selection of these copper & brass finishes that our team have refined over time, along with details of how these are achieved, treated and examples of their appearance.
All finishes, with the exception of our natural copper or brass, are treated with an appropriate protective coating in order to help to protect and preserve the chosen finish. We make use of multiple coats of a durable, hard-wearing marine grade lacquer.
Our Natural Finishes are amongst the most popular of our finishes range. Over time, copper and brass that is left untreated will develop a natural layer of tarnish, darkening in colour to a variety of rustic tones. This layer brings both anti-microbial and corrosion resistant properties, making it a perfect choice for both indoor and outdoor use.
One of the brilliant properties of copper and brass is their ability to prevent the growth and proliferation of harmful germs, bacteria and viruses that are spread with the human touch. Natural copper and brass when left unlacquered is a self cleaning metal, which is why we think that it is the ideal choice for our range of handles, showers and taps.
The Benefits of Natural Copper & Brass:
Copper and brass offer a multitude of advantages when used in their natural form. These metals possess inherent qualities that make them an exceptional choice for various applications. Here, we highlight the numerous benefits you can enjoy by incorporating natural copper and brass into your projects:
Durability: Natural copper and brass are renowned for their exceptional durability, ensuring longevity and resistance to corrosion. This makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, guaranteeing that your project will stand the test of time.
Versatility: With their versatile nature, natural copper and brass can seamlessly adapt to various design styles and aesthetics. From traditional to contemporary, these metals effortlessly enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of any project, offering limitless design possibilities.
Low Maintenance: Unlike other materials, natural copper and brass require minimal maintenance. Over time, they develop a unique patina that adds character and charm to the surface. With simple cleaning and occasional polishing, you can restore their original luster and beauty.
Eco-Friendliness: Copper and brass are inherently sustainable materials as they can be recycled indefinitely without losing their properties. By incorporating these metals into your project, you contribute to a more environmentally conscious approach to design.
Antimicrobial Properties: One remarkable attribute of natural copper and brass is their inherent antimicrobial properties. These metals have been proven to effectively eliminate bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms. Incorporating copper or brass into high-touch areas, such as door handles or countertops, can help create a cleaner and healthier environment.
Our Satin Finishes are polished and finished to the same level of polish as our natural finishes, however each item is then protected with multiple coats of lacquer to protect and prevent natural tarnish from occurring. The multiple coats of protective lacquer help to prevent the gradual tarnishing (darkening in colour) of copper and brass over time. This a perfect choice if you wish to keep the original shine of a polished finish.
Protective Coating: Satin lacquered copper and brass finishes are coated with a layer of lacquer, providing protection against tarnishing and oxidation. This protective coating helps maintain the original appearance of the metal over time, preserving its luster and reducing the need for frequent polishing or maintenance.
Enhanced Durability: The satin lacquer acts as a shield, enhancing the durability of copper and brass surfaces. It provides an additional barrier against scratches, fingerprints, and other surface imperfections, ensuring that the finish retains its beauty even in high-traffic areas or demanding environments.
Reduced Maintenance: With a satin lacquered finish, copper and brass require minimal upkeep. The lacquer layer prevents the metal from coming into direct contact with air or moisture, minimizing the risk of tarnish or discoloration. This makes satin lacquered copper and brass an excellent choice for those seeking a low-maintenance option.
Consistent Appearance: Satin lacquered finishes offer a uniform and consistent appearance across the entire surface. The lacquer helps to even out any natural variations or imperfections in the metal, resulting in a smooth and flawless finish that enhances the overall aesthetic of the project.
Long-lasting Beauty: The satin lacquer not only protects the metal but also contributes to its visual appeal. The soft sheen of the satin finish adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. It complements a wide range of design styles and creates a timeless look that remains beautiful and relevant for years to come.
Our High Polish Finish involves taking the copper or brass through a number of stages of polishing in order to obtain an extremely deep and reflective surface. This finish is perfect for obtaining a striking and luxurious feel in the chosen material. The multiple coats of protective lacquer help to prevent the gradual tarnishing (darkening in colour) of copper and brass over time. This is perfect for retaining the highly polished nature of this finish.
The Benefits of Highly Polished Copper & Brass:
Stunning Visual Appeal: Highly polished lacquered copper and brass finishes create a captivating visual impact. The reflective surface and brilliant shine of the polished metal add a luxurious and glamorous touch to any project. The high polish creates a mirror-like effect that enhances the beauty and elegance of the copper or brass.
Protection against Tarnish: The lacquer coating on highly polished copper and brass surfaces acts as a barrier against tarnish and oxidation. It helps preserve the pristine appearance of the metal, preventing it from developing a patina or discoloration over time. This protective layer reduces the need for frequent polishing and maintenance.
Durability and Longevity: The lacquer coating not only enhances the visual appeal but also improves the durability and longevity of highly polished copper and brass finishes. It provides an added layer of protection against scratches, fingerprints, and other surface imperfections, ensuring that the high polish is maintained for an extended period.
Low Maintenance: Highly polished lacquered copper and brass finishes require minimal maintenance. The lacquer layer helps to keep the metal's shine intact and reduces the need for regular polishing. This makes highly polished lacquered copper and brass a practical choice for those who desire a brilliant, lustrous finish with minimal upkeep.
For our Antique copper and brass finishes, we take the copper or brass through a natural tarnishing process. This process allows us to darken the material and give a finish that is bold and full of character. Throughout this process, the copper or brass gradually develops an exquisite patina, showcasing shades of deep earthy tones and rich, warm hues. This method not only darkens the metal but also infuses it with a distinct personality, resulting in a finish that is both bold and full of character.
Aged items are then protected with multiple coats of marine-grade lacquer.
The Benefits of Antique Copper & Brass:
Enhanced Durability: The application of a lacquer coating on aged copper and brass helps to protect the metal from tarnishing and oxidation, extending its lifespan and preserving its beauty over time. This protective layer acts as a shield against environmental factors, such as moisture and air pollutants, ensuring the longevity of the finish.
Low Maintenance: Antique aged and lacquered copper and brass require minimal upkeep. The lacquer coating reduces the need for frequent polishing or cleaning, as it acts as a barrier that prevents the metal from tarnishing and developing patina. This makes it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the antique look but prefer a low-maintenance option.
Timeless Aesthetic: The antique aged finish imbues copper and brass with a vintage charm and an air of sophistication. The rich patina and warm tones create a timeless aesthetic that adds character and elegance to any space or object. This classic appeal makes antique aged and lacquered copper and brass versatile for various design styles and themes.
Versatility in Design: Antique aged and lacquered copper and brass can be incorporated into a wide range of applications, including architectural elements, home decor, furniture, lighting fixtures, and jewelry. The versatility of these finishes allows for creative and diverse design choices, enabling the integration of vintage-inspired elements into both traditional and contemporary settings.
Unique Character: Each piece of antique aged and lacquered copper and brass possesses its own distinct character and story. The natural aging process and the application of lacquer result in subtle variations and intricate patterns that make each item truly one-of-a-kind. This uniqueness adds a touch of authenticity and exclusivity to the finished product, making it a cherished and memorable addition to any collection.
For our Marbled finish, copper is heat-treated in order to create a colourful rainbow effect on the materials surface. Once a desired effect is achieved, this finish is lacquered to prevent the finish from dulling. Each and every finish is completely unique in nature, and contains a wide range of striking colours.
The Benefits of Marbled Copper:
Striking Visual Appeal: Marbled, heat-treated lacquered copper offers a visually captivating and unique aesthetic. The process of heating the copper brings out a range of different colors, creating a mesmerizing pattern reminiscent of natural marble. This distinctive appearance adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any design or object.
Durability and Protection: The application of a lacquer coating on heat-treated copper provides a protective barrier against tarnishing, oxidation, and scratches. This helps to maintain the vibrant colors and patterns of the marbled finish over time, ensuring its longevity and preserving its beauty.
Low Maintenance: Marbled, heat-treated lacquered copper is relatively low maintenance. The lacquer coating reduces the need for frequent polishing or cleaning, as it acts as a shield that protects the metal from tarnishing and damage. This makes it an excellent choice for those who appreciate the aesthetic appeal of marbled copper but prefer a hassle-free maintenance routine.
Versatile Design Options: The unique marbled pattern of heat-treated copper allows for endless design possibilities. Whether used in architectural elements, interior decor, furniture, or jewelry, marbled copper can add a touch of luxury and intrigue to any space. Its versatility allows for both bold statement pieces and subtle accents, making it suitable for various design styles.
Customization: Each piece of marbled, heat-treated lacquered copper is unique, offering an opportunity for customization. The heat treatment process can be adjusted to create different color variations and patterns, allowing for personalized designs tailored to specific preferences and projects. This customization adds a bespoke and individualized touch to the finished product.
Verdigris refers to the natural blue-green patina that develops when copper weathers as a result of exposure to air and seawater over time. Usually this is a natural process that occurs over many years, we however could not wait that long to release this finish as option on our copper hardware. Verdigris copper develops a beautiful blue-green colour, and a texture that is smooth to touch but visually rough, weathered and full of character. Each item is unique in its appearance.
Every item is carefully lacquered to help retain the verdigris appearance.
The Benefits of Verdigris Copper:
Authentic Vintage Look: Lacquered verdigris copper provides an authentic vintage aesthetic reminiscent of aged copper with a natural green patina. This finish evokes a sense of history and adds a charming antique look to any design or object.
Durability and Protection: The application of a lacquer coating on verdigris copper helps to protect the metal and preserve its unique patina. The lacquer acts as a barrier against tarnishing and oxidation, ensuring the longevity of the verdigris finish and preventing further weathering.
Low Maintenance: Lacquered verdigris copper requires minimal maintenance. The lacquer coating reduces the need for frequent polishing or cleaning, as it protects the metal from environmental factors that can accelerate tarnishing and patina development. This makes it a convenient choice for those who appreciate the verdigris aesthetic but prefer a low-maintenance option.
Versatility in Design: Lacquered verdigris copper can be used in various design applications, including architectural elements, decorative accents, furniture, and jewelry. Its versatility allows for both traditional and contemporary design styles, adding a touch of character and uniqueness to any space or object.