Entries by Laura Hanson

Living vs. Lacquered Finishes

When choosing a finish, the basic question is whether you want your finish to change with use and time. Unlacquered brass achieves a beautiful, warm patina over time. Otherwise, if you want your brass hardware to remain new-looking, it must be lacquered.

Forged Brass vs. Cast Brass

Making forged brass is a longer, superior process than stamped or cast brass. Forging produces a solid brass product with very few imperfections. Typically, forged brass is tougher than cast brass because of the thermal and metallurgical process it goes through.