Our products are fabricated and finished by hand; variations in size, shape, and color are a natural result of this process. Tooling marks and surface scratches are part of the character of the finished pieces. Most products are sealed with wax, which over time is not impervious to moisture and corrosion. Our precious finishes allow the iron to age naturally and develop its own character. For a more durable exterior finish, where possible, we recommend the optional powder coating. Steel hardware should not be installed with dissimilar metals. Steel hardware installed outside or in areas exposed to moisture will eventually rust. Periodic maintenance will be required. For treatment of minor rust, we recommend rubbing the affected area with abrasive grinding wheels (100000) and applying carnauba paste wax. Our products are not recommended for commercial use.