All pieces in the line of shiny metal work are made of mild steel, polished, then coated with a rust-resistant finish. As with fine furniture, care should be taken to ensure that the finish is not scratched, or that the piece is not used in damp areas such as outdoors, as this could expose the steel to possible oxidation.
Coasters will benefit from occasional applications of clear lacquer, designed for metal, such as Tremclad Clear or Rustoleum. Applying a lubricant, such as Vaseline, to the bumpers under coasters will prevent them from clinging together. Clocks all have flexible hands, which may be pushed out of shape during shipping. Confirm that hands are all straight and parallel (and if necessary, nudge back into place) before using a battery.
Our Spanish table collection is deliberately left a more rustic look. We have coated the pieces in a clear finish for indoor use, but these tables can also be set outside to allow nature develop a rust patina. Clear lacquer such as Tremclad Clear can be applied over the rust, if desired.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or soak in water - clean only with a damp cloth and dry well. As each piece is made by hand, irregularities in the design or finish are a natural part of the work and enhance its uniqueness.
We do our best to polish all parts of the metal work. Nonetheless, caution should be taken as some designs may have sharp edges and should not be used around small children or in high traffic areas.