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New door furniture - polished brass or antique / aged brass

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lollypoppy123 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:19:05

That's it really. I prefer aged brass but the only letter box I can find that I like and that matches the current fittings is polished brass.

Any opinions on polished brass?

lollypoppy123 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:19:48

Front door furniture by the way - knocker, bell, letter box etc.

lollypoppy123 Tue 27-Sep-16 16:00:51

*hopeful bump

PigletJohn Tue 27-Sep-16 16:21:14

As long as you have a housemaid who can be relied upon to polish it several times a week, polished brass is OK.

If you live near the sea, it will need a lot of attention.

I have recently been using PVD Brass on Stainless Steel hinges, it seems to stay bright without attention.

If you want to see a vast range of door furniture, have a look at Ironmongery Direct

PigletJohn Tue 27-Sep-16 16:23:51


I managed to get a old bronze door handle. If clean, and occasionally wiped and waxed, bronze will age like a Victorian penny.

Some of the stuff sold as bronze is some kind of bronze-coloured paint.

lollypoppy123 Tue 27-Sep-16 20:17:01

Thank you. Polishing the brass is probably not my thing so I'll keep looking!

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