Maintenance & Care of HOPPE Finishes

Brass

HOPPE brass handles are solid brass and forged which offers strength, intensity and durability as well as a blemish-free surface. Each brass handle is protected with a clear lacquer to reduce scratching and provide lasting beauty with minimal care. Use water and a soft cloth to clean brass. DO NOT use brass cleaner as it will remove the protective coating.

Antique Finish Properties

Oil-Rubbed Brass Finish Properties

Dark Bronze Metallic Finish Properties

Aluminum

HOPPE aluminum handles are made of high quality, corrosion resistant alloys. The surface finish is anodized which gives a certain protection against atmospheric corrosion and light scratching. Aluminum does not need special care but can be lightly cleaned using water and a soft cloth.

Stainless Steel

HOPPE stainless steel products are made of chrome nickel steel. Characteristics such as longevity, corrosion resistance and aesthetics have made stainless steel a popular material in architectural design. Stainless Steel is rust-resistant due to the alloy components of chrome and nickel. Regular care and maintenance, however, is still required to ensure the longevity and appearance of this material. Since the base material is a form of steel, surface staining can occur in aggressive environments. Wash surfaces regularly with warm, clean water and a mild detergent followed by a thorough rinse with clean water especially when surface deposits are visible. If any surface staining does occur, use only a stainless steel cleaner to remove the staining per the manufacturer's instructions. DO NOT use household cleansers, abrasive cleansers, or steel wool at any time to clean the surface.