Raw Polished Brass
Raw Polished Brass is the raw brass components that have been polished, meaning that it is an organic finish that will develop a patina over time. Polished Brass starts off shiny and ages to a dull golden brown over time. This finish has been used for tapware for centuries. Naturally, brass alloys have visible variations of tone.
Humidity, air salt content, moisture and natural oils from the skin are some factors that will initiate tarnishing. As our products are hand crafted, you might notice finger prints and other tarnish marks shown on these raw products even though they were sent out spotless. Tarnishing can progress quickly on these raw finish products. Tarnishing will never be even or consistent, so spots and lines might appear, and discoloration might occur. This is the beauty of this raw, living finish.