BEARDMORE FINISHES

The Beardmore Collection offers a variety of exquisite finishes on our complete range of architectural hardware.

Our standard palette of finishes is illustrated below, and bespoke finishes, produced in-house at our foundry, are also available. Please note that because of the handmade nature of this product, and the limitations of electronic media there may be some minor variation between the metal finishes illustrated on this website and their actual appearance. Samples are available on request.

Polished Brass

Finish type:
A solid brass surface hand-polished to a mirror finish and protected with a lacquer. Suitable for internal or external use, but will naturally tarnish over time. 

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Satin Brass

Finish type:
Satin Brass is a hand-applied finish to a brushed brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Satin Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Apithe

Finish type:
Apithe is a hand-applied finish to a polished brass surface which is antiqued prior to marine grade lacquering. Some tarnishing may occur with time. This finish is suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Apithe should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.

Dark Bronze

Finish type:
Dark Bronze is a hand-applied finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Dark Bronze should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

PB Unlacquered

Finish type:
A solid brass surface hand-polished to a mirror finish which is suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Polished Brass Unlacquered items can be left to develop their own natural patina or otherwise maintained using a metal polish / brass cloth.

Polished Silver

Finish type:
Polished Silver is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base. This is traditionally an unlacquered finish which is left to develop its own natural patina.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Silver should be maintained by polishing with a soft, non-abrasive cloth.

Satin Nickel

Finish type:
Satin Nickel is an electroplated finish applied to a brushed brass base. This is traditionally an unlacquered finish which is left to develop its own natural patina. 

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Satin Nickel should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.

Copper Bronze

Finish type:
Copper Bronze is an electroplated finish applied to a specially prepared brass base which is then antiqued and tint lacquered. Some tarnishing will occur with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Copper Bronze should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Distressed Gold

Finish type:
Distressed Gold is a hand-applied heat finish to a polished brass surface, which is aged and tint-lacquered and is best suited to an internal environment.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Distressed Gold should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.

Polished Nickel

Finish type:
Polished Nickel is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base. This is traditionally an unlacquered finish which is left to develop its own natural patina.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Nickel should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.

Pewter

Finish type:
Pewter is an electroplated finish applied to a specially prepared brass base. Pewter-finished items are supplied as standard with a protective lacquer.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Pewter should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.

Antique Copper

Finish type:
Antique Copper is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base, which is then antiqued and hand-relieved to achieve the desired appearance. The finished product is unlacquered and left to patinate further.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Antique Copper should be maintained by lightly wiping with a non-abrasive cloth.

Aged Brass

Finish type:
Aged Brass is a hand-applied finish to a brushed brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Aged Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Antique Silver

Finish type:
Antique Silver is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base, which is then antiqued and hand-relieved to achieve the desired appearance. The finished product is unlacquered and left to patinate further. 

Care and maintenance:

Items finished in Antique Silver should be maintained by lightly wiping with a non-abrasive cloth.

Antique Brass

Finish type:
Antique Brass is a hand-applied finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Antique Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Hampstead Brass

Finish type:
Hampstead Brass is a hand-patinated heat finish to a polished brass surface which is lightly brushed prior to marine grade lacquering. Some tarnishing may occur with time. This finish is suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Hampstead Brass should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.

Flash Gold

Finish type:
Flash Gold is hand-applied, tint-lacquered finish to a polished brass surface.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Flash Gold should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.

Polished Chrome

Finish type:
Polished Chrome is a hardwearing electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base, suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Chrome should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.

Burnished Bronze

Finish type:
Burnished Bronze is a hand-applied finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Burnished Bronze should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Imperial Copper

Finish type:
Imperial Copper is a hand-aged and relieved finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a tint lacquer. Some tarnishing may occur with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Imperial Copper should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

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Polished Brass



Finish type:
A solid brass surface hand-polished to a mirror finish and protected with a lacquer. Suitable for internal or external use, but will naturally tarnish over time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
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PB Unlacquered



Finish type:
A solid brass surface hand-polished to a mirror finish which is suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Polished Brass Unlacquered items can be left to develop their own natural patina or otherwise maintained using a metal polish / brass cloth.
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Distressed Gold



Finish type:
Distressed Gold is a hand-applied heat finish to a polished brass surface, which is aged and tint-lacquered and is best suited to an internal environment.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Distressed Gold should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.
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Aged Brass



Finish Type:
Aged Brass is a hand-applied finish to a brushed brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Aged Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
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Flash Gold



Finish type:
Flash Gold is hand-applied, tint-lacquered finish to a polished brass surface.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Flash Gold should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.
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Satin Brass



Finish type:
Satin Brass is a hand-applied finish to a brushed brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Satin Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
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Polished Silver



Finish type:
Polished Silver is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base. This is traditionally an unlacquered finish which is left to develop its own natural patina.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Silver should be maintained by polishing with a soft, non-abrasive cloth.
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Polished Nickel



Finish type:
Polished Nickel is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base. This is traditionally an unlacquered finish which is left to develop its own natural patina.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Nickel should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
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Antque Silver


Finish type:
Antique Silver is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base, which is then antiqued and hand-relieved to achieve the desired appearance. The finished product is unlacquered and left to patinate further. 

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Antique Silver should be maintained by lightly wiping with a non-abrasive cloth.
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Polished Chrome



Finish type:
Polished Chrome is a hardwearing electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base, suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Polished Chrome should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
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Apithe



Finish type:
Apithe is a hand-applied finish to a polished brass surface which is antiqued prior to marine grade lacquering. Some tarnishing may occur with time. This finish is suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Apithe should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.
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Satin Nickel



Finish type:
Satin Nickel is an electroplated finish applied to a brushed brass base. This is traditionally an unlacquered finish which is left to develop its own natural patina. 

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Satin Nickel should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
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Pewter



Finish type:
Pewter is an electroplated finish applied to a specially prepared brass base. Pewter-finished items are supplied as standard with a protective lacquer.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Pewter should be maintained by wiping with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
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Antique Brass



Finish type:
Antique Brass is a hand-applied finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Antique Brass should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
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Burnished Bronze



Finish type:
Burnished Bronze is a hand-applied finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Burnished Bronze should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
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Dark Bronze



Finish type:
Dark Bronze is a hand-applied finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a satin lacquer. The finished product can tone and naturally tarnish further with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Dark Bronze should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
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Copper Bronze



Finish type:
Copper Bronze is an electroplated finish applied to a specially prepared brass base which is then antiqued and tint lacquered. Some tarnishing will occur with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Copper Bronze should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.
VIEW FINISH

Antique Copper



Finish type:
Antique Copper is an electroplated finish applied to a polished brass base, which is then antiqued and hand-relieved to achieve the desired appearance. The finished product is unlacquered and left to patinate further.

Care and maintenance: Items finished in Antique Copper should be maintained by lightly wiping with a non-abrasive cloth.
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Hampstead Brass



Finish type:
Hampstead Brass is a hand-patinated heat finish to a polished brass surface which is lightly brushed prior to marine grade lacquering. Some tarnishing may occur with time. This finish is suitable for internal or external use.

Care and maintenance: Items finished in Hampstead Brass should be maintained using a non-abrasive, damp cloth.
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Imperial Copper



Finish type:
Imperial Copper is a hand-aged and relieved finish to a specially prepared brass base which is finished with a tint lacquer. Some tarnishing may occur with time.

Care and maintenance:
Items finished in Imperial Copper should be maintained using a soft, damp cloth.

Care of Finishes

PRODUCTS FITTED INTERNALLY

Regular cleaning with warm soapy water should be sufficient to keep any finish in its original condition for a long period. The occasional use of a good quality wax polish is also recommended.

PLATED FINISHES
Will also benefit from the occasional use of chrome cleaner, followed by a wipe with a cloth impregnated with light oil.

RMBA & RUSTIC BRONZE
Will benefit from the occasional wipe with a cloth impregnated with light oil.

 

PRODUCTS FITTED EXTERNALLY

Environmental conditions can have a dramatic effect on the stability of surface finishes. Industrial pollution, high humidity, sea air and acidic rain may well cause a finish to deteriorate prematurely. Regular cleaning with good quality wax polish is recommended.

UNLACQUERED BRASSES & BRONZES

To retain the original finish, regular polishing with a good quality metal polish is essential. However, if the intention is to allow the surface to age through oxidisation then no attention needs to be given.

FINISHED TO PERFECTION