PRODUCT CARE

Our focus is on the innate beauty of natural materials, textures and tonalities. Our signature style is all about contrasts that come together, merging natural with man-made, placing the importance upon unrivalled Scandinavian craftsmanship, aesthetic design and functionality. Each material is selected for its intrinsic character, colour, surface and texture, as well as how it patines with poise over time. Adding an extra dimension of authenticity, originality and sophistication to any interior space.

However, how do you keep your hardware product looking as good as new? It is easier than you think, but you need to take note of which finish your hardware products have as the cleaning methods are unique to each one. Initial care for finishes requires only periodic cleaning with a very mild non-abrasive soap and light buffing with a soft cloth. It is advised not to use any cleaning agents that contains harsh chemicals, alcohol or other solvents as well as using sponges that may scratch and damage the surface.

THE BRANDT - CONCEPT finishes in nickel and brass

Brass and Nickel

The brass and nickel hardware are neither electroplated nor lacquered, this allows them to gain a natural and beautiful patina over time. Humid environments such as bathrooms and kitchens can accelerate the ageing process of the hardware. As our brass and nickel hardware have two different finishes, it is essential to use the right cleaning agents. If you wish to polish the polished brass handles and polished nickel handles we suggest Brasso Metal Polish, which can be purchased in any hardware stores. Make sure to use a soft non-abrasive cloth when applying the Brasso to the handlebars and bearings. To clean satin nickel, satin brass and burnished brass use a damp non-abrasive cloth without any cleaning detergents and then use a soft scourer sponge to retrieve the satin look.


Oak

Due to its durable and hard-wearing properties, we use oak for our hardware collections to add an attractive natural aspect. The oak wood handle must be cleaned with a soft damp cloth without cleaning detergents. Our oak handlebars are untreated, which gives them a very natural look. However if you wish to treat your oak handlebars with oil we suggest using a neutral furniture oil available for purchase in any hardware stores. However, when the oak handlebars are treated with oil, they often become darker in colour.


Teak

Teak is a warm yellowish colour and darkens as it ages. Its high oil content, tensile strength and tight grain makes it particularly suitable for the hardware handles. Our teak handlebars are untreated and eventually over time weather to an aesthetic slivery-grey finish, especially when exposed to sunlight. The teak handles can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth without soap or chemicals. It is important not to damage the texture and surface of the wood. If you wish to treat your teak handlebars with oil we suggest using a neutral furniture oil available for purchase in most hardware stores. However treating teak with oil can cause the wood to become slightly orange.


Wenge

Wenge is a straight grained dark brownish wood, that almost seems black when given an oil finish. The tangential surface consists of pencil-thin light lines interspersed with blackish brown lines creating a wave-like pattern within the wood. Our wenge handlebars are treated, which gives the handlebars the dark colour and emphasises the grain structure. The wenge handlebars must be wiped clean with a soft damp cloth in order not to damage the texture and surface of the handlebars. Over time the wenge handlebars might become lighter in colour, if so, it is suggested to treat them with neutral furniture oil.


Black Horn

The black horn is easy to maintain as a clean damp cloth can do the trick. However over a long period of time the surface of the black horn handlebar can become dry. We therefore recommend applying olive oil with a soft non-abrasive cloth.
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black horn – wenge – teak – oak – burnished brass – polished brass satin brass – satin nickel – polished nickel
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