How to Care for Your Bespoke Metalwork

Whether you are proudly displaying a custom-made metal railing, showcasing a unique sculpture, or enjoying handcrafted metal furniture, taking proper care of your bespoke metalwork is essential to ensure its longevity and preserve its pristine appearance.

At Burvills, with decades of experience in creating exquisite metalwork, we derive immense joy from seeing our creations being well-maintained and always looking their finest.

As part of our commitment to our clients, we often provide tips on maintaining the condition of their metalwork. In this blog post, we’ve compiled these valuable insights to guide you in caring for your cherished metal pieces.

Bespoke Metalwork Care Tips

Regular Cleaning

Consistent cleaning is paramount to prevent the accumulation of dirt, dust, and grime on your bespoke metalwork. Not only does this maintain its aesthetic appeal, but it also keeps it gleaming as it should.

The cleaning frequency should be tailored to the location and type of metal used. To clean your metalwork, utilise a soft cloth or sponge along with a mild detergent solution. Steer clear of abrasive cleaners or scrub brushes that could potentially scratch the metal surface.

After cleaning, ensure a thorough rinse and gently dry with a soft cloth to prevent water spots.

Burvills’ metalwork is meticulously finished to withstand the test of time, thanks to its durable coatings and premium materials.

While our craftsmanship makes routine cleaning easier, your contribution in upholding its appearance is vital for years of enjoyment.

Protection from Moisture

Moisture stands as a primary adversary for metalwork, as it can lead to corrosion and rust. Safeguard your bespoke metalwork from excessive moisture by applying an appropriate protective coating.

For outdoor installations, consider employing a clear lacquer or specialised metal sealant to establish a barrier against moisture.

When it comes to indoor metalwork, exercise caution by avoiding areas prone to high humidity or moisture buildup. Although indoor environments are generally safer, certain precautions are still advisable.

Burvills’ bespoke metalwork is thoughtfully designed and coated to counter moisture damage effectively. Our expertise ensures that your metalwork is crafted to endure diverse environmental conditions.

While our protective coatings provide a level of defence, following these preventive measures helps maintain the beauty of your metalwork by preventing rust and deterioration.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

The use of harsh chemicals can compromise the finish and corrode the metal of your bespoke creations. To prevent such damage, steer clear of products containing ammonia, bleach, or abrasive substances.

Instead, opt for mild, pH-neutral cleaning solutions specially formulated for metal surfaces. Simple solutions like warm soapy water or even vinegar can serve as effective cleansers.

Always perform a patch test on a small, inconspicuous area before applying any cleaning product to the entire piece. This precautionary step ensures you avoid any mishaps that could mar the appearance of your metalwork.

At Burvills, we incorporate protective coatings into our products to defend against certain abrasive materials. Nevertheless, it’s advisable to err on the side of caution and avoid potentially damaging substances.

Preventative Measures

To safeguard your bespoke metalwork from potential damage, consider placing felt pads or coasters beneath metal furniture to prevent scratches on delicate surfaces. Moreover, exercise caution by refraining from placing hot objects directly on metal surfaces to prevent discoloration or warping.

When handling intricate details or delicate portions of your metalwork, do so with care to minimise the risk of harm. Although metal boasts strength and durability, it’s prudent to avoid exerting excessive pressure on structurally vulnerable areas.

While all Burvills metalwork is meticulously engineered to endure everyday use, and our unwavering attention to detail ensures its resilience and enduring elegance, adopting these preventative measures further safeguards your investment and the surrounding property.

Professional Maintenance

For intricate or large-scale bespoke metalwork installations, periodic professional maintenance is recommended. Skilled metalworkers possess the expertise to assess the condition of your piece, identifying any structural or cosmetic concerns and providing necessary repairs or refinishing.

Equipped with specialised tools and extensive knowledge, professional metalworkers handle intricate metalwork delicately, averting any potential damage.

If you find yourself in need of guidance in caring for your metalwork, our team stands ready to provide expert advice on the optimal strategies to ensure your product’s longevity and appearance are maintained to the highest standard.

Bespoke Metalwork from Burvills

Caring for your bespoke metalwork products isn’t just a chore – it’s a commitment to preserving its beauty and integrity for generations to come. By incorporating these valuable tips and adhering to preventative measures, you’re ensuring that your cherished bespoke metalwork, remains a captivating and enduring highlight on your property.

If you’re eager to delve deeper into the world of bespoke metalwork care or require personalised assistance, we invite you to reach out to our dedicated team today.

Your satisfaction and the continued allure of your metalwork are our utmost priorities.