At Mumford Restoration we include brass restoration among our specialties. A sampling list of such items include:
- Door handles
- Sink and tub fixtures
- Brass beds
- A full range of antiques
Virtually any metallic item can tarnish or corrode. And virtually all of these can be refinished or repaired if needed. Part of our brass restoration service includes repairing these items, polishing them back to the natural finish then degreasing them followed by a lacquer coat finish. Our degreasing process is the best way of removing the oils that were left from the buffing process. The lacquer coating applied during the final stage makes sure that the finish stays new looking.
All in all this process keeps you from having to spend hours and hours polishing them and still not getting the new looking finish you were after. In addition, this process prevents any corrosive damage that may occur resulting from the air composition.
It is important to keep in mind that if your brass items are allowed to continue to corrode, it can decrease their value. It is also important to note that our brass restoration process, including the coating, do not devalue your pieces – it only helps preserve and protect them.
In case you’re interested…
Brass is made up of two primary metals, copper and zinc. When brass is forged or cast it has a beautiful gold sheen or luster. However brass is actually very unstable. It pulls oxygen, which is referred to as oxidizing or any other compatible ion from the air or rain in order to remain stabilized. As a result this chemical reaction creates the dull tarnished appearance that robs the piece of its luster. This tarnish on brass is actually a rather positive thing for the metal as it is a defense mechanism that slows the corrosion process.
Remove old finish, make repairs, remove dents, order or make any missing parts, replate if needed, rewire with new sockets, final hand or machine polishing and two coats of metal lacquer.
Repair, Polish and Lacquer;
Remove old finish, make repairs, remove dents, rewire, final machine or hand polishing and two coats of metal lacquer.
Polish and Lacquer;
Remove old finish, machine or hand polishing and two coats of metal lacquer.
Remove acidity, hand cleaning or ultrasonic cleaning.