Brass has been very popular in interior design in recent years, if you choose a solid brass sink, you should be aware that the material requires proper maintenance to keep looking good. However, be aware that patina is a prerequisite if you choose a brass sink.
Cleaning and maintenance
Daily cleaning is done with water and/or mild detergent on a damp cloth, soft sponge or dishwashing brush. Rinse with water and wipe with a wrung-out cloth.
Strong cleaning agents such as drain cleaner, oven cleaner, chlorine etc. will discolor the sink. Scouring sponges/scouring powder will scratch the sink.
Pay attention to the following:
- For the first period of time after use, the sink will be stained, but over time a more uniform patination will appear.
- The sink can be polished with a brass polish (follow the sink manufacturer’s recommendation), but patination will start again immediately. Polishing should only be done in the abrasive direction of the material.
- Avoid leaving food in the sink, especially acidic foods such as ketchup, juice, alcohol etc. as these will discolour the surface.
- Limescale deposits can be prevented by mixing dishwashing detergent and a little vinegar.
Brass sinks will get surface scratches when put into use. These are only of visual significance.
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