From The Anvil Ironmongery Finishes – Maintenance Guide

From The Anvil Ironmongery Finishes - Maintenance Guide

How to maintain and care for your From the Anvil Ironmongery Products

As with most door and window ironmongery, there are specific maintenance procedures that are required in order to keep your From the Anvil products looking their best. However, the procedures vary from finish-to-finish so it is important to know which methods are suitable for your specific product.

In this post we will be going over the key Anvil product finishes that we stock, including their features and maintenance procedures. 

From the Anvil Range

Maintenance of Blacksmiths Finishes

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Beeswax Finish - (Internal Use Only)

The beeswax finish is the most authentic finish for steel and to preserve the colours and the texture from the forge, hammer and anvil, Anvil recommend applying their maintenance wax. This gives a subtle, matt richness to the metal and offers excellent protection when products are fitted internally and properly maintained.

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External Beeswax Finish - (External Use Only)

The external beeswax finish is unique to From The Anvil and is manufactured from a anti-corrosive beeswax. It has a matt richness and also ranges from blue to strong red ochre. To preserve these colours Anvil recommend periodically maintaining products with this finish using their beeswax maintenance wax.

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Black Finish (Internal and External Use)

Anvil's black finish is baked in a high-temperature oven giving it a durable corrosion resistant finish. It is moisture resistant and can be used in damp conditions (e.g bathrooms). The finish is salt tested to 480 hours,  meeting grade 5 British Standard. Wiping with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.

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Antique Black Finish (Internal and External Use)

Anvil's antique black finish is more textured than their standard ‘black finish’ due to the cast manufacturing methods used during production. It does however, have the same properties as the original black with salt testing and high corrosion resistance. Again, wiping with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time will remove any harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.

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Pewter Patina Finish - (Internal and External Use)

Anvil's pewter finish beautifully highlights the texture of the steel. The unique and complex process runs deep into the metal resulting in an unmatched contrast of texture and colour. The finish is salt tested for 480 hours, again meeting grade 5 British Standard. It has excellent anti-corrosive properties but it is still recommend that the finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time to any remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.

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Natural Smooth Finish - (Internal and External Use)

A natural cast iron, finished with a clear matt lacquer which is only intended for internal use. This also produces a beautifully smooth look and feel with subtle highlights from the base metal. Wiping with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.

Maintenance of Polished Finishes

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Polished Brass Finish (Internal and External Use)

Anvil's polished brass products are made from solid unlacquered brass. Regular polishing with a good quality metal polish is recommended to maintain the original highly polished finish. However, if the intention is to allow the surface to age through oxidisation, no attention needs to be given. Over time the brass will acquire a darker and more aged patina.

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Polished Bronze Finish - (Internal and External Use)

This finish is manufactured from solid unlacquered bronze containing a minimum of 85% copper. The finish undergoes an accelerated ageing process and is then re-polished, leaving any decorative details dark and larger surface areas more polished. If the intention is to allow the surface to age, no attention needs to be given. However, polishing with brasso will give the product a natural sheen where required. Over time the bronze will acquire a darker and more aged patina.

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Polished Chrome Finish - (Internal and External Use)

A base metal of solid brass or steel with quality chrome plating applied to it’s surface. Anvil recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth occasionally to remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.

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Polished Nickel Finish (External and Internal Use)

A highly polished finish with a nickel plating applied to solid brass. Anvil's polished nickel is unlacquered and is similar to a polished chrome finish but with much warmer tones. Again, occasionally wiping with a lightly oiled cloth will remove any harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.

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