What is a living Finish

What is a living finish?

Living finish means that the brassware has no protective coating (unlacquered) and will form a natural patina that will age naturally over time in unpredictable ways. The surface patina will usually darken in areas that are not handled often and appear more apparent in those areas that are frequently handled.  

How to clean unlacquered brassware?

The best way to maintain your taps and shower fittings is to clean them on a regular basis. This prevents the build up of dirt and limescale. For best results, after each use:

– Rinse with water or wipe with a clean, damp cloth, taking care to remove any toothpaste or soap residue
Gently dry with a clean micro-fibre cloth

– For a more thorough clean use a weak solution of mild liquid soap and warm water, rinse well, then gently dry with a clean micro-fibre cloth.


Many bathroom and household cleaning solutions contain chemicals and abrasive particles that are damaging to surface of living finishes. It is best to avoid them and instead follow the cleaning guidelines above. Do not use any abrasive cleaning cloths or pads.

Damage caused by bathroom or household cleaners are not covered by the manufactures guarantee. 


Embrace Living Finishes.

In a world that often celebrates perfection, there is a growing appreciation for the beauty of imperfection. This is especially evident in the realm of interior design and home decor, where living finishes have gained immense popularity. Living finishes refer to materials that develop a patina or change in appearance over time, creating a unique and organic charm.

The allure of living finishes lies in their ability to tell a story. Whether it’s the weathered look of an aged brass tap or the gradual oxidation of copper, these finishes create a sense of character and authenticity in any space. They remind us that life is constantly evolving, and that imperfections can be just as captivating as flawless surfaces.

By incorporating living finishes into your home, you are embracing the natural progression of materials, allowing them to age gracefully and develop their own distinct character. From rustic Brass to tarnished Nickel, these finishes add depth and dimension to your interior design, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Contact our team today to discover products with living finishes.