Undoubtedly brass is the most aesthetic metal!

The majestic artwork of brass fancy shiny sinks, hand decorated and carved, are admired by many people and can be purchased in a variety of sizes. Also, the Brass fancy sinks boast graceful designs and unequaled polish work.

Brass is an alloy usually derived from copper and zinc. In order to achieve a particular alloy, the proportion of each metal must be carefully studied. Its color can go from white to red, depending on the amount of zinc.
Brass, the new deco trend for the year 2017!
Brass may not be a precious metal, but it’s just like. Especially in the world of interior decoration, where its aesthetic supremacy takes its full dimension. This year, gold is the trendy color of home decorating. Golden decoration object is brass! The beautiful copper-zinc alloy already invited itself all over the homes for the coming months.
By the way, the use of brass for the manufacture of decorative furniture and accessories is not a novelty. The fact that it is trendy is also not as new as that, because this alloy was a real pillar of interior decoration around the 1930s and 70s.
Today, brass strongly comes back through the new must of the year: the “Gold” which is now fashionable for the coming months ahead. Since then, the various brands and major retailers have been very happy to offer new, contemporary and sophisticated 100% brass collections.

The design and the finish are each time very well cared for and refined. So the result is really very chic and original, and are not at all ostentatious. Brass sinks are sometimes placed in dining rooms or in empty corners for decoration and use.

Others are incorporated into elegant wooden furniture or stylish olive trees ! which make it a most attractive and original design! Some rest majestically alone on their pedestals.


Fancy brass sinks in other countries

Hand-hammered brass fruit bowl and its built-in glass bowl . This kind of bowl is made by artisans from the Kathmandu valley in Nepal.  This bowl, on the right is called Jagram is used at its origin for flower  offerings during religious ceremonias.

Brass, a symbol of earthly man

The often used symbolic use of metals in the Bible are hidden puzzle pieces used by God to fit together a bigger picture of the salvation process. Brass, silver and gold are metals used to symbolically portray the spiritual refinement and growth of Christians, from salvation to glorification. Particularly in the pattern of Moses’ tabernacle in the wilderness. Unpolished brass was the only metal allowed to make contact with the ground in the design of the Tabernacle in the wilderness, because unpolished brass represents the earthly nature of man.

 TIPS: how to clean brass
  1. Clean a brass object with soapy water. Rinse. Dry and polish with microfiber cloth.
  2. Toothpaste is also a wonderful brass cleaner. Pour a little on a cloth, apply to the brass item, rub gently, rinse and polish with microfiber cloth
  3. Flour and salt. Apply a paste made of a little flour (the contents of a small glass) to the brass, and salt in order to obtain a soft dough. Rub the brass with a sponge, rinse dry with a microfiber cloth
  4. Coca-Cola is a good brass antioxidant. If the brass object is small submerge it quickly in Coca-Cola. Rub with a soft sponge. Rinse the brass object with lukewarm water and polish with the microfiber cloth. If the brass object is too important to be plunged into Coca-Cola, rub it with a Coca-Cola soaked cloth.
  5. Ketchup, Worcestershire and other spicy sauces: Bottled spicy sauces can become effective brass cleaners.  Pour a few drops on a paper towel.  Rub the brass with it.  Don’t forget to rinse and dry.
  6. Cleaning very dirty brass with soda crystals: clean the brass by rubbing it with a cloth soaked in water with soda crystals (1/2 glass of detergent per litre of hot water), or
  7. Black Soap. Clean the brass with a solution consisting of one litre of water, 2 to 3 tablespoons of black soap.
    Reinforce if needed is the action of the solution by a spoonful of bicarbonate diluted in hot water.
  8. Cleaning of stained brass with Cork. Clean the stains by rubbing them with a cork.
  9. Oxidized brass object with Vinegar Bath. The vinegar bath is used to alleviate or remove large stains.  Put on gloves, then pour in a pool of very hot water and half a liter of white vinegar.  Immerse the object. Wash it. Remove the brass object and rub it briskly with a sponge sprinkled with salt.  Avoid the maximum drips, so as to avoid having to rub to remove them.  Put the object back in the vinegar and rub again.  Let the brass object soak if necessary 10 minutes by carefully monitoring the evolution of the staining. Remove from bath, rinse immediately with lukewarm water, then wash with a sponge soaked in soapy water. Dry. Polish. Or
  10. Electrochemical Bath: The brass, very oxidized or heavily soiled, can be recovered with an electrochemical bath.  Start with a wash with soap and water. Rinse. Dry. Cover a plastic cup with one meter of aluminum foil. If necessary, fold the edges summarily so that they only exceed a few centimetres of water.  Pour a cup of baking soda (on sale in large area or in pharmacy) and then two litres of boiling water. Don’t mix.
    Immerse the brass item that you have previously attached to a string. Place the string against the foil.
    The important stains on the brass will immediately begin to disappear. Leave the Brass object in the liquid until it is completely disappearing. As soon as the object is clean, remove it from the bath and wash it immediately with soapy water. Dry and polish. Once clean, change the cloth and make the item shine.
    If you have an aluminum pan, you can use it directly (without the paper of course) for this cleaning. But be careful! Do not undergo this treatment with brass objects made of different metals. and practice this operation on one object at a time. One bath per item.





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