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Antique Brass Hardware

Brass, with its opulent luster and alloy strength, is a perfect metal for regal hardware products. From door handles, knockers, and padlocks to table stands and all kinds of custom furniture accents, brass hardware is in high demand among antique connoisseurs and upscale interior decorators for both formal and casual settings. Brass Artifacts brings you a carefully selected collection of handcrafted artisanal brass hardware to add an exquisite touch to the space around you.

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Brass, with its opulent luster and alloy strength, is a perfect metal for regal hardware products. From door handles, knockers, and padlocks to table stands and all kinds of custom furniture accents, brass hardware is in high demand among antique connoisseurs and upscale interior decorators for both formal and casual settings. Brass Artifacts brings you a carefully selected collection of handcrafted artisanal brass hardware to add an exquisite touch to the space around you.

Why is solid brass hardware the best?

Antique brass hardware is widely used in houses because of its great durability and elegant luster. There are different kinds of brass hardware items that add traditional value to the house along with their durability. Antique brass hardware can be considered a decorative item for households. There are even corporate offices where solid brass hardware is used to give the office space a premium touch. Brass doorknobs, key hangers, and table stands are some of the brass hardware used for interior development and exotic appeal. You can use the classic brass hardware on your door knobs to get a good grip and also to add traditionalism to the design of the house. Elegant aged brass hardware like key hangers can be kept near the entrance for organizing and managing all the keys in one place. If you are planning to buy a new house, brass classic hardware is absolutely suitable as it is strong and attracts positive vibes also. We ensure you provide 100% genuine fine brass hardware, which you can clean very easily.

How to clean old antique brass hardware?

Brass is a highly durable and low-maintenance metal. This alloy of copper and zinc takes the best of both metals and shows beautiful luster with great tensility. This explains the popularity of brass as a utilitarian metal not only for decor accessories but also for daily-use hardware. Although it does not require frequent care, it is advisable to dust and clean brass items lightly once a week. This can be done with a dry, microfiber fabric to avoid lint residuals on the items. Using a soft fabric instead of brushes or other cleaning tools is especially advised to avoid causing abrasions on the polishing of the brass items.

Brass develops dark black-green tarnishing marks due to oxidation when left exposed to the elements. Home d├ęcor, especially those placed in outdoor or semi-outdoor settings like gardens or patios, tarnishes faster than indoor brass accessories. The tarnishing lends brass items a vintage appearance, which is popularly considered desirable. However, if you want your brass items to be devoid of tarnish, then you must polish them regularly. It is important to always use warm water while wiping brass surfaces. Avoiding harsh cleaning solutions is also largely discouraged. A dilute vinegar and warm water solution are considered ideal for cleaning and polishing brass surfaces. To add extra shine, dilute ammonia can also be used. To reduce the harshness of these chemicals, a flour paste can be prepared with ammonia powder, which can be then applied to the brass surface and left on for 10 minutes before rigorously polishing it with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is aged brass hardware hard to maintain?

Brass is a susrprisingly low-maintainence material. Cleaning antique brass hardware with a dry, soft fabric every two weeks is sufficient. Aged brass hardware is even easier to maintain as it contains tarnish which protects it from moisture and air exposure. To polish brass materials, simply use a mixture of baking soda and diluted vinegar, no need for any harsh cleaning solvents.

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    Is brass hardware durable?

    Brass as an alloy of copper and zinc is extremely durable and strong as a metal. The alloy was formulated in ancient times and vintage brass hardware has stayed popular through centuries not only for its beautiful luster, but also its time-defying durability.

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      Is my hardware brass or bronze - how to check?

      Brass has a yellow-golden finish when polished properly, which immediately differentiates brass from bronze items. Tarnish is also a key identifier of classic brass hardware. Brass tarnishes to a dark, blackish color. If the tarnish is greenish, the item is likely bronze.

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        Can solid brass hardware rust?

        No, brass does not rust. When exposed to air and water, antique brass hardware develops a blackish tarnish, which often adds to the beauty of the piece. If your solid brass hardware is developing rust, it is proof that they are not made of pure brass and contain iron.

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          Is antique brass hardware solid brass?

          Yes, all antique brass hardware sold by Brass Artifacts is made of solid brass. We do not compromise on the quality of our items. Especially with hardware items where durability is important, we make sure to use solid brass for maximum strength.

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            Is classic brass hardware going out of style?

            No, if anything, brass is back in style! At present, home decor experts are suggesting brass is the new gold. Fine brass hardware has a golden-yellow luster as beautiful as gold while also being an extremely sturdy and durable material. Using traditional sculpting secrets, we can carve brass as intricately as gold with designs that add a statement look to your space.

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              Is brass hardware still in style?

              Yes. Brass is the new gold, according to home decor experts. As beautiful as gold, brass has a golden-yellow luster while also being extremely durable and sturdy. Brass can be carved as intricately as gold using traditional sculpting techniques to add a statement look to the aged brass hardware.