Protective coatings, such as clear lacquer, were originally intended to give shelf life to the fittings. Modern improved lacquers give protection for some time during use but are subject to deterioration and discoloration depending on the atmosphere to which fittings are exposed. As opposed to commonly used “air-drying” lacquer, we use the best available baked-enamel lacquering process. However sea/air pollution, perfumes, soaps and a damp atmosphere may affect any lacquer.
Discoloration and deterioration in finish should not be viewed as a defect, but rather a normal and un-avoidable process. Lacquer coatings, therefore, can not be guaranteed nor claims accepted in this regard. Damage caused to metal finishes by acids whilst cleaning brickwork etc. or by paints, solvents and chemicals while painting doors etc. can be readily identified as such. We can not warrant claims where this has occurred. Please ensure that fittings are adequately protected during construction. It is recommended that door fittings be removed prior to the application of paint, varnish or other forms of protective coatings to doors and surrounding areas.
The life of lacquer may be greatly extended by regular application of any premium quality wax polish such as “Mr. Sheen”. We strongly recommend such sensible maintenance. Should an item require re-lacquering, all traces of old lacquer must be first removed with acetone or lacquer thinners and items re-polished and re-lacquered with clear lacquers. Avoid use of caustic strippers which may corrode Brass.