Materials + Maintenance

We consider every aspect of our handles with care... Especially given how often you touch, feel and use handles every single day.

At Manico Me, we take great care when crafting our products. Below is how to continue to care for your Manico Me products.

Handles With Care... We choose all of our materials and finishes based on how they are produced, how they last, how they look and importantly for handles ... how they feel.

Knowing the material source is just as important to us as the ability to recycle materials post use, therefore we strive for our products to be sustainable whenever possible.


Stainless steel stands out as a remarkable material, offering both exceptional durability and recyclability. Its inherent strength and versatility in finishes make it a radiant choice, seamlessly enhancing any architectural structure, whether indoors or outdoors.

Care Guide - Stainless Steel

Stainless steel should be cleaned regularly with mild soapy water to remove any surface particles and to prevent surface rust. Only non-scratch sponges should be used for washing and drying. Stainless steel protectors are also available to prolong your cleaned surface (see your individual cleaner/protector guides). Please contact us directly should you have any queries.


Premium powders are used to produce our painted powder coat products. Our standard colours are curated and created to give not only a beautiful appearance but also have a lengthy lifespan, to maintain their appearance for years to come.

Care Guide - Powder Coating

Our powder coated products although very durable need to still be cared for. To ensure the ongoing appearance of Manico Me products, use a mild detergent in warm water with soft cloth and dry with a soft cloth following cleaning. Avoid alcohol based, acidic and abrasive cleaning products


We exclusively utilise premium-grade solid timber, predominantly American Oak, in crafting all our products. Ensuring sustainability, our timber is sourced from responsibly managed forests. However, as wood is a natural material, it will naturally develop a patina over time, especially when exposed to UV light. With this in mind, our non-yellowing clear coat, fortified with UV inhibitors, helps mitigate colour changes, further prolonging the beauty of your timber pieces. Interior use only recommended.

Care Guide - Timber

Timber is a natural beauty which should not be taken for granted, both pre and post processing, so care for this material is important. Manico Me products have a matte clear polyurethane finish to bring out the grain of the oak. Clean regularly using a soft non-scratch cloth with mild soapy water and dry immediately after with a soft non-scratch cloth. Timber surfaces can be refinished over time by qualified professionals.


Gloriously gold in colour, brass has the ability to change colour over time with a natural patina to the surface. Brass will naturally darken/oxidise. Used for thousands of years for its natural antimicrobial properties, brass is also at the forefront of virus killing surfaces.

Care Guide - Solid Brass (Satin)

In order to maintain the appearance of your Manico Me solid brass products (such as the BOLD handle), please use a soft cloth with a mild soapy detergent and dry immediately after cleaning (also with a soft cloth). Products like Brasso, should not be used as these will affect the satin finish and result in a more polished look.


Seductively tactile and visually alluring, leather stands as an exceptional material for craftsmanship. At Manico Me, we meticulously handcraft our standard products using eco-certified leathers sourced from reputable suppliers. The allure of leather transcends mere aesthetics, as its inherent beauty is complemented by intricate detailing and the captivating patina it develops with time and usage. Not for exterior use.

Care Guide - Leather

Care must be taken with leather to ensure its moisture level remains constant. Leather should be consistently maintained to ensure the longevity of appearance. Only use suitable leather cleaners/conditioners (with soft cloth applicators) and please check your product instructions before applying directly to our products.


Manico Me utilises an electroplating process to achieve stunning finishes such as rose gold, oil-rubbed bronze, satin copper, and some of our satin brass products. This technique involves depositing metals onto a substrate, typically stainless steel, to achieve the desired surface finish. It's important to note that these metal surfaces may evolve over time with usage. While we strive for consistency, slight variations (up to 10%) between batches are possible.

To preserve the finish, especially before initial use and after cleaning, we recommend applying an oil finish. This helps prolong the appearance of the finish, ensuring your Manico Me products retain their allure over time..

Care Guide - Electroplating

To clean Manico Me electroplated handles, simply use a mild soapy water with a soft cloth. Be sure to avoid using any alcohol based cleaners, abrasives, acids and vinegars. Oil can be re applied after cleaning to maintain finish.

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