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Polished vs Lacquered Brass? Brass 101 - here are easy tips and tricks to clean, polish, and maintain brass. Refresh your stocking hangers, wreath hangers and trivets each holiday season with a quick wash in hot water using Wright's copper cream found in most hardware or grocery stores.  Gently dry using a very old, soft cloth to prevent scratching the brass.  Followed by a quick once over with any good metal polish, and your Jefferson Brass products will sparkle like new!  No need to do anything with the lacquered ones other than wipe them with a clean soft cloth. Do Not polish...

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Every year, the Jefferson Brass Company designs spectacular new products in its most popular lines to help keep their loyal customer base returning. The top selling item every year is the solid brass Christmas stocking hangers and holders. Originally designed by Jefferson Brass Creative Director, Jack J. Goehring, III, the stocking hangers are designed to hold any amount of weight. By far the most creative Christmas decorative accessory of this generation, the Jefferson Brass Christmas stocking hangers were the first of their kind. Designed as treasured heirlooms to be passed down through the generations at Christmas, the Jefferson brass stocking...

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Why Some People Prefer Lacquered Brass 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...

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Lacquer is a clear coating which protects and preserves the brass by sealing it from air, which oxidizes (tarnishes) it. Lacquer does not initially affect the color of the brass and is thought to eliminate the need for polishing. However, with the onset of oxidation, the lacquer will eventually deteriorate. So when we began our business 35 years ago, we decided to hand polish each piece, and seal it in air tight bags, rather than lacquer. There are three major reasons why we didn’t lacquer—one was practical and other others were historical and artistic. First, any lacquer on brass will...

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All brass that does not have a varnish/lacquer must be polished from time to time, just like fine silver. It is a simple process that should not be a deterrent from buying unlacquered brass. Jefferson Brass Company has traditionally never lacquered its brass products until now. Instead they enthusiastically promoted a "living finish," which allows you to polish when you want a high gloss look, or not polish when you want a more aged/antique look. When you buy a piece of Jefferson Brass and chose polished as the finish, it is unlacquered, which means that it will require you to...

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