Lacquer has been requested by some of our customers for ease of maintenance and to prevent tarnishing. So for the first time in 30 years, Jefferson Brass has decided to offer our valued customers the option of having their products lacquered. This is a choice you will find during the order process where a window pops up asking how you would like your brass finished, polished or lacquered.
Lacquer is a clear coating which protects and preserves the beauty of brass by sealing it from air, the element that causes oxidation and tarnish. Our custom lacquering process does not affect the color of the brass, and it eliminates the need for polishing. Remember lacquer can always be removed by using lacquer remover/thinner and then gently washing it with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Use heavy rubber gloves to protect your hands.
Lacquer is not forever. Exposure to moisture, insect spots and dust can hasten the breakdown of lacquer on your product. But remember, solid brass is just that…solid. It can always be re-polished and re-lacquered, or better yet, have a metal re-finisher do the work for you!
Helpful cleaning tips for Lacquered Brass.
You can safely clean your lacquered brass as it is necessary to remove particles of dust, insect spots or moisture. Wash with tepid, soapy water, rinse and towel dry with a soft cloth. Frequent dusting works wonders. To remove candle wax, soften the accumulated wax with hot tap water, and carefully remove the wax with a soft sponge (or gently scrape with your fingernail!)