Finish Care

All Finishes

  • Wipe dry after each use with a soft dry cloth to prevent water-spotting and mineral build-up.
  • Clean and wax regularly. We recommend Faucet Brite**, which contains both gentle cleansers and a fine wax coating. Otherwise, clean with mild soap and water, then apply a quality car wax or floor paste wax. For Living Finishes, we recommend Renaissance Wax instead.
  • Avoid all abrasive and aggressive chemicals (“SoftScrub”, etc.).
  • Avoid ammoniated products (window cleaner, tile cleaners, etc.).
  • Avoid bleach. Do not use abrasive cleaning pads.
  • Do not allow water to come into prolonged contact with faucet surface, wipe down after each use.
  • Do not allow water to collect at the base of the faucet.

Popular Finishes

We offer 28 decorative finishes. Here are just a few…

Polished Chrome Handle

Polished Chrome

Satin Nickel Handle

Satin Nickel

Matte Black Handle

Matte Black

Burnished Brass Uncoated Handle

Burnished Brass

LF
Burnished Nickel Uncoated Handle

Burnished Nickel

LF
Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish Handle

Oil Rubbed Bronze

LF
Satin Brass PVD Handle

Satin Brass

PVD
Satin Bronze PVD Handle

Satin Bronze

PVD

Satin Nickel Finish

Our Satin Nickel is uncoated so as to allow the natural, subtle beauty of the satined metal to show through. Follow the “All Finishes” recommendations listed above. If not cared for regularly, Satin Nickel may oxidize and require a stronger cleaning agent. If this happens, simply use a mild metal polish such as Flitz or Semi-Chrome. It will restore your fittings’ natural luster.

Satin Nickel Handle

Satin Nickel

Powdercoat Finishes

Powdercoat finishes are protected with a clear powder coating designed to allow the underlying color to show through and provide a layer of protection. Still, abrasives and harsh chemicals can damage the finish and expose the underlying fitting to tarnish and corrosion. Follow the "All Finishes" recommendation listed at the top of the page. Avoid all abrasives.

Bella Terra Bronze Handle

Bella Terra Bronze

Black Handle

Black

Matte Black Handle

Matte Black

White

White

Matte White Handle

Matte White

PVD Finishes

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) uses a state-of-the-art process that molecularly bonds the finish to the faucet, creating a super-hard surface that is, by far, the most durable available today. These cutting edge finishes are so effective, we guarantee them for life against tarnishing. Although our PVD finishes have proven resistant to over 100 cleaning products, we recommend avoiding certain products (listed below) since they can harm even a PVD finish.

Follow the “All Finishes” recommendations listed to above. Avoid all products designed to remove tarnish or rust, and contain hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, and/or phosphoric acid or caustic agents. Avoid bleach. Avoid scouring pads (such as Scotch Brite®).

*NOTE: California Faucets’ Ultra Stainless Steel (USS) finish is a PVD Coating. Products with this coating are not made from stainless steel raw material. Do not use cleaners or polishes which may typically be used on stainless steel kitchen appliances. Use of such products will void finish warranty. For proper care, please refer to PVD Finish instructions above.

Polished Nickel PVD Handle

Polished Nickel

PVD
Black Nickel Handle

Black Nickel

PVD
Carbon PVD Handle

Carbon

PVD
Mocha Bronze PVD Handle

Mocha Bronze

PVD
Graphite PVD Handle

Graphite

PVD
Satin Brass PVD Handle

Satin Brass

PVD
Satin Bronze PVD Handle

Satin Bronze

PVD
French Gold PVD Handle

French Gold

PVD

Living Finishes

Living Finishes are unique artistic products; no two fittings look exactly alike. These finishes age and wear over time, enhancing the rustic, antique look of the faucet. Because Living Finishes are by nature more delicate than other finishes, the only treatment we recommend is a high-quality wax such as Renaissance Wax, available online or from your authorized California Faucets dealer. No other cleaning is necessary or recommended.

For Oil Rubbed Bronze and Rustico Bronze:

Areas that are touched frequently, such as handles, will lighten faster from contact and develop additional shine from your natural hand oils.

For Polished Brass Uncoated, Burnished Brass and Burnished Nickel:

Allow faucet parts to age in the open air for 1-2 weeks, and then re-wax prior to installation. This will help prevent dark water spots and allow the rich natural patina to develop evenly.

Polished Brass Uncoated Handle

Polished Brass Uncoated

LF
Burnished Brass Uncoated Handle

Burnished Brass

LF
Burnished Nickel Uncoated Handle

Burnished Nickel

LF
Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish Handle

Oil Rubbed Bronze

LF