Products

Finishes & Care

Discover our complete range of designer finishes available in our complete range of products, for a seamless finish across your project. Our range includes door handles, pull handles, lock kits, cabinet handles, sliding door hardware and a range of accessories. 

Brushed Nickel Finish

Graphite Nickel Finish

Matt Black Finish

Satin Brass Finish

Satin Chrome Finish

Vintage Pewter Finish

Rustic Brass Finish

Stainless Steel Finish

Chrome Plate Finish

Care & Maintenance

Brass

The high polish of Brass products are often treated with a clear protective coating to provide durability. Brass, like sterling silver, will gradually tarnish and take on an antique appearance. Atmospheric conditions, caustic agents such as paints, or scratches from sharp objects may cause the protective coating to crack or peel causing spotting and discolorations.

However, the beauty of the metal can be maintained by taking a few simple steps. Initial care for brass requires only a quick rub with Wax Polish and light buffing with a soft cloth. You may prefer to do this weekly, especially in exterior, often used or damp environments. “Blue Magic” Metal Polish is a quick, effective way of restoring mildly tarnished brassware.

If heavy discoloration occurs the finish can be restored by stripping the remaining lacquer and polishing regularly with “Blue Magic”. Alternatively let it age naturally to an antique finish. The beauty of solid brass is that it can always be restored to its original lustre.

Stainless Steel
To aid the longevity and appearance of stainless steel products it must be cleaned regularly or use a metal polish such as “Blue Magic” which can be applied periodically. Atmospheric conditions, salt deposits, acids, caustic agents, cement or dust on construction sites all have the potential to cause discolouration to the surface. If this occurs do not be concerned as usually this is not the stainless steel itself but particles clinging to its surface. The product can be revived by following the above maintenance procedure and repeating regularly. This small amount of routine care can only preserve the elegance of stainless steel hardware. For further information on care & maintenance of stainless steel products please visit: http://www.assda.asn.au/technical-info/technical-faqs/preventing-coastal-corrosion-tea-staining
Aluminium

Many products are made from aluminium. Aluminium has a very high durability, a high strength to weight ratio and is light and corrosion resistant. Simple steps need to be carried out, despite the materials excellent properties, to maintain its appearance, avoid staining and the damage to the product.

Regular cleaning and maintenance to remove any build-up of dirt needs to be carried out in order to keep the surface looking pristine. Leaving it unmaintained for an extended period of time may cause staining which may require a harsher cleaning product that may in time damage and diminish the appearance of your décor. Light dirt should simply be removed using a sponge, lukewarm water and a neutral cleaning agent or you can use ‘blue magic’.

Zinc alloy

Many handles are made of zinc alloy (otherwise known as Zamac or Zinc diecast)) which is an ideal material for die casting and allows for very intricate designs. One advantage of Zinc Alloy is the ability to electroplate it allowing a multitude of finishes.

The care and maintenance of Zinc Alloy is similar to other materials requiring regular maintenance. It is recommended to clean handles and knobs with luke warm soapy water and a soft, clean cloth. Ideally best to be carried out at regular intervals. At least every two months but more often if near the coast or in a corrosive or dusty environment.
Avoid using household cleaners containing damaging chemicals and never use abrasive scouring pads. These chemical cleaning agents are NOT suitable as it may cause a reaction and will damage the finish of the handles.

Micronised finish

Many handles are made of zinc alloy (otherwise known as Zamac or Zinc diecast)) which is an ideal material for die casting and allows for very intricate designs. One advantage of Zinc Alloy is the ability to electroplate it allowing a multitude of finishes.

The care and maintenance of Zinc Alloy is similar to other materials requiring regular maintenance. It is recommended to clean handles and knobs with luke warm soapy water and a soft, clean cloth. Ideally best to be carried out at regular intervals. At least every two months but more often if near the coast or in a corrosive or dusty environment.
Avoid using household cleaners containing damaging chemicals and never use abrasive scouring pads. These chemical cleaning agents are NOT suitable as it may cause a reaction and will damage the finish of the handles.

Graphite Nickel

Graphite nickel is the newest addition to the Zanda Architectural Hardware range of premium door hardware. Graphite nickel is ever increasing in popularity due to it’s versatility in suiting both industrial and natural home interior designs. The care and maintenance of graphite nicklel is similar to that of the other materials we offer. Regular cleaning and maintenance is required to remove any build-up of dirt, in order to keep the surface looking pristine. Unmaintained surfaces over an extended period of time will decrease the chance of being able to bring graphite nickel back to original installation appearance. It is recommended to remove dirt with a sponge and lukewarm water alongside a neutral cleaning agent to ensure you don’t damage the finish.

Although we always strive to get finishes across the range to match as closely as possible, there can be slight variations due to different base materials being used, which are carefully selected between each varying product, to yield the best finished result.

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