Barber Wilsons Finishes

Barber Wilsons is the ultimate company for sleek and elegant designed taps and showers. Their living finishes offer a choice of finishes which you can see below. Also you can read advice on the care and maintenance of Barber Wilsons products.

ALL FINISHES

POLISHED BRASS (PB)

Polished Brass matures naturally over time ​as a thin layer of the metal oxidises and tarnishes the surface​. Treatment of a living finish is down to personal taste; some prefer to maintain a bright shiny finish and others favour an aged appearance.

BRUSHED BRASS (BB)

Brushed Brass is unlacquered and hand brushed, creating a modern look that is a popular choice within the range. Over time, this finish will mark and develop a characterful patina.

WEATHERED BRONZE (WB)

Weathered Bronze ​is a deeper colour in tone that lightens over time to a rich antique bronze. With regular use and cleaning, areas of high contact such as handles and edges will lighten to expose undertones of copper, creating a beautiful and distinct lustre.​

MATT BRONZE (MB)

Matt Bronze is an antique finish, created by galvanic oxidation of the brass. The ageing process allows the natural brass base to show through the darker coated surface, exposing attractive lighter tones.

MATT BLACK (BLK)

Matt Black ​is created by applying deep layers of pigment-rich minerals by hand to create a silky-smooth surface. Regular cleaning with a mild soap and a soft cloth will maintain the original appearance.​

POLISHED NICKEL (PN)

All of our polished finishes are unlacquered. Their final appearance is bright and highly polished, and if properly cleaned and maintained over time, products will retain a factory finish condition. ​With the exclusion of Chrome, the finishes in this range may deepen very slightly in colour over a long period of time. ​Please note that Polished Gold and Inca finishes are some of the softest, so additional care needs to be taken when cleaning these products.​

BRUSHED NICKEL (BNI)

Brushed Nickel ​is ​h​and dipped with a double nickel deposit, then hand brushed to create a rich matt finish, enabling the hue of the nickel to have warm depth and substance.​

SATIN NICKEL (SN)

Satin Nickel is built up of a satin nickel base, followed by a nickel finish application. Hand dipped to enhance the hue of the metal, this finish has real depth and warmth.​

POLISHED COPPER (PCO)

All of our polished finishes are unlacquered. Their final appearance is bright and highly polished, and if properly cleaned and maintained over time, products will retain a factory finish condition. ​With the exclusion of Chrome, the finishes in this range may deepen very slightly in colour over a long period of time. ​Please note that Polished Gold and Inca finishes are some of the softest, so additional care needs to be taken when cleaning these products.​

BRUSHED COPPER (BCO)

Brushed Copper ​products are ​hand finished before undergoing hand brushing, creating a luxurious feel to the touch. Lighter and softer in colour than its polished family, over time the product’s surface will deepen in colour.​

SATIN COPPER (SCO)

Satin Copper is a hand-dipped satin nickel base followed by a copper finish application, ​Satin Copper is a warm, modern industrial finish.​

BRUSHED CHROME (BCH)

Brushed Chrome ​finished with a chrome plate topcoat, undergoes a hand brushing process to create a cool industrial look.​

POLISHED CHROME (PCH)

All of our polished finishes are unlacquered. Their final appearance is bright and highly polished, and if properly cleaned and maintained over time, products will retain a factory finish condition. ​With the exclusion of Chrome, the finishes in this range may deepen very slightly in colour over a long period of time. ​Please note that Polished Gold and Inca finishes are some of the softest, so additional care needs to be taken when cleaning these products.​

SATIN CHROME (SCH)

Satin Chrome is created by layering a soft matt chrome finish over a chrome base. The final finish offers a cool tone with real depth and richness. Satin Chrome products will retain a clean look.​

POLISHED GOLD (PG)

All of our polished finishes are unlacquered. Their final appearance is bright and highly polished, and if properly cleaned and maintained over time, products will retain a factory finish condition. ​With the exclusion of Chrome, the finishes in this range may deepen very slightly in colour over a long period of time. ​Please note that Polished Gold and Inca finishes are some of the softest, so additional care needs to be taken when cleaning these products.​

BRUSHED GOLD (BG)

Brushed Gold ​is ​hand-polished brassware, dipped in an initial nickel deposit before being hand brushed. The final stage is the build-up of gold deposit to create a luxurious finish that will slowly deepen in colour over time.​

POLISHED INCA (PI)

All of our polished finishes are unlacquered. Their final appearance is bright and highly polished, and if properly cleaned and maintained over time, products will retain a factory finish condition. ​With the exclusion of Chrome, the finishes in this range may deepen very slightly in colour over a long period of time. ​Please note that Polished Gold and Inca finishes are some of the softest, so additional care needs to be taken when cleaning these products.​

BRUSHED INCA (BI)

Brushed Inca ​this is achieved through a multi-layered build-up of hand brushing to give a warm tone that will slowly deepen in colour over time. A great option to the living finishes, offering the same appearance but with little change over time.

 

‘LIVING’ FINISHES 

‘Living’ finishes are marked LF on the pictures.  Over time they can tarnish, patinate and expose base colours. The change in appearance will depend upon the environment and conditions in which products are kept and used. All non-brass finishes are plated over the highest quality solid brass, and while we believe the quality of our finishes is superior, no product can be guaranteed to keep the original factory finish. What we can guarantee is that both our unlacquered and waxed living finishes create a beautiful patina, loved by customers who want an aged or ‘vintage’ look.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

POLISHED BRASS

Should a customer wish to maintain the highly polished appearance, regular maintenance with the metal cleaner Brasso would have the biggest effect. With care and effort, they will be able to maintain the high gloss finish enjoyed from new. Never be tempted to use abrasive solutions or materials for cleaning purposes. When limescale needs to be removed a proprietary limescale remover should be applied, ensuring that the manufacturer’s guidelines are adhered to. Avoid leaving the solution on the product over the instructed timescale as this can cause damage to the finish. To maintain the polished shiny finish, clean with Brasso and a soft cloth, a light covering and polishing with beeswax will reduce the rate of patina.

BRUSHED BRASS

Customers should note that this natural finish will oxidise, tarnish, mark and patinate quickly. Should a customer wish to maintain the original brushed matt finish, they must consider that they will need to devote time to maintaining the product. When maintaining the product with a Scotch Bright cleaning pad, with care and effort the client will be able to keep the clean-looking, brushed brass finish; ensure that when gently using the Scotch Bright pad that one follows the same brushed direction as the existing brush marks. Please be mindful when considering purchasing the special brushed brass finish, the likelihood is it will tarnish unevenly, with a variety of colours coming from the product.

ALL OTHER FINISHES

To maintain the original appearance these finishes should be gently washed with warm soapy water and then dried with a soft non-abrasive cloth. When limescale needs to be removed a proprietary limescale remover should be applied, ensuring that the manufacturer’s guidelines are adhered to. Avoid leaving the solution on the product over the instructed timescale as this can cause damage to the finish (shower roses may need to be de-scaled on a more regular basis, to avoid the holes blocking, especially in hard water areas). Never be tempted to apply abrasive solutions to the finish for cleaning or any other reason, including limescale removal as this can cause damage to the finish.

Other factors that may contribute to the evolution of the finish are humidity and sunlight, clients are urged to give careful consideration to the live nature of these products.

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