Vintage Faucet & Claw Tub Leg Finishes and Care
Chrome: The most popular finish. Typically, chrome finishes cost less and are more durable than others. Chrome is highly reflective and will require frequent cleaning to remove water spots. Clean with soap and water on a soft cloth. Abrasive cleaners will cause surface scratches in the finish, do not use.
Polished Nickel: The traditional finish. Polished nickel was the original finish that was available over solid brass faucets. At first glance, polished nickel appears similar to chrome, but the finish actually has a much deeper color and warm reflective properties. Abrasive cleaners will cause surface scratches in the finish, do not use.
Matte / Brushed Nickel: Our polished nickel finish that is hand-brushed to highlight the beauty of the nickel. Matte nickel has low reflective properties. Therefore smudges and water spots are not as noticeable. Abrasive cleaners will cause surface scratches in the finish, do not use.
Supercoat Brass: Developed by Sign of the Crab. The Supercoat finish is a two part epoxy that’s applied electrostatically and baked on to solid brass fixtures that are polished and buffed to a high sheen. It is absolutely guaranteed for as long as the original purchaser owns their home. Sign of the Crab will re-coat, not replace, at any time. Supercoated items should be wiped gently with a soft cloth after each use. Plumber’s putty should not be used for installation. Use of plumber’s putty, detergents or any type of abrasive cleansers will void the warranty of the finish as they may cause scratching and deterioration of the coating.
Oil Rubbed Bronze: An elegant finish that has a rich, red-brown hue. Highlights and lowlights may vary from piece to piece. Will fit a variety of home décor. This finish hides water spots and requires minimal care. Clean with soap and water when needed. Abrasive cleaners will cause surface scratches in the finish, do not use.