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Faucet Finishes

This article explains how to identify a finish color through pictures, age and the suffix on a model number.

Many replacement parts kits are still available in finishes listed as obsolete. Some finishes are similar so be sure to review the entire chart before ordering.

 The "Year Introduced" does not indicate the year it was used on a specific model number. 

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For Care and Cleaning Instructions, CLICK HERE.

Bathroom Finishes
Matte Black & Chrome

Matte black chrome.png

Suffix: BLC

Year Introduced:

2019

Type Of Finish:

Matte Black: Powder Coat

Chrome: Electroplate

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Brushed Gold

BG.png

Suffix: BG

Year Introduced:

2018

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Microban Spot Resistant Nickel

MSRN.png

Suffix: MSRN

Year Introduced:

2014

Type Of Finish:

Multi-Step Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Spot Resistant Nickel

SRN.png

Suffix: SRN

Year Introduced:

2010

Type Of Finish:

Multi-Step Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Classic Brushed Nickel

CBN.png

Suffix: CBN

Year Introduced:

2008

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Mediterranean Bronze

BRB.png

Suffix: BRB

Year Introduced:

2008

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Old World Bronze

OWB.png

Suffix: OWB

Year Introduced:

2008

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Antique Bronze

AB.png

Suffix: AB

Year Introduced:

2007

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Antique Nickel

AN.png

Suffix: AN

Year Introduced:

2007

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Brushed Bronze

BB.png

Suffix: BB

Year Introduced:

2007

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Hammered Nickel

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Suffix: HN

Year Introduced:

2007

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Nickel

NL.png

Suffix: NL

Year Introduced:

2005

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Oil Rubbed Bronze

ORB.png

Suffix: ORB

Year Introduced:

2005

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Wrought Iron

WR.png

Suffix: WR

Year Introduced:

2005

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Brushed Chrome

BC.png

Suffix: BC

Year Introduced:

2004

Type Of Finish:

Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Brushed Nickel

BN.png

Suffix: BN

Year Introduced:

2003

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Satine

ST.png

Suffix: ST

Year Introduced:

2002

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Black Opal

BP.png

Suffix: BP

Year Introduced:

2001

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Platinum & Chrome

PMC.png

Suffix: PMC

Year Introduced:

2001

Type Of Finish:

Platinum: Electroplated

Chrome: Electroplate

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Classic Gold

CG.png

Suffix: CG

Year Introduced:

1999

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Platinum

PM.png

Suffix: PM

Year Introduced:

1998

Type Of Finish:

Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Chrome & Polished Brass

CP.png

Suffix: CP

Year Introduced:

1991

Type Of Finish:

Chrome: Electroplated

Polished Brass: PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Glacier White

W.png

Suffix: W

Year Introduced:

1987

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Polished Brass

P.png

Suffix: P

Year Introduced:

1987

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Sand

S.png

Suffix: S

Year Introduced:

1987

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Antique Brass

A.png

Suffix: A

Year Introduced:

1978

Type Of Finish:

Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Chrome
C.png

Suffix: C

Year Introduced:

1950

Type Of Finish:

Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Kitchen Finishes
Black Stainless

BLS.png

Suffix: BLS

Year Introduced:

2019

Type Of Finish:

Multi-Step Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Brushed Gold

BG.png

Suffix: BG

Year Introduced:

2018

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Microban Spot Resistant Stainless

MRSRS.png

Suffix: MSRS

Year Introduced:

2014

Type Of Finish:

Multi-Step Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Microban Mediterranean Bronze

MBRB.png

Suffix: MBRB

Year Introduced:

2014

Type Of Finish:

Multi-Step Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Spot Resistant Stainless

SRS.png

Suffix: SRS

Year Introduced:

2010

Type Of Finish:

Multi-Step Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Soft Grip Black

SFB.png

Suffix: SFB

Year Introduced:

2010

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

 

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Classic Stainless

CSL.png

Suffix: CSL

Year Introduced:

2008

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Mediterranean Bronze

BRB.png

Suffix: BRB

Year Introduced:

2008

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Old World Bronze

OWB.png

Suffix: OWB

Year Introduced:

2008

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Pewter

PW.png

Suffix: PW

Year Introduced:

2006

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Nickel

NL.png

Suffix: NL

Year Introduced:

2005

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Oil Rubbed Bronze

ORB.png

Suffix: ORB

Year Introduced:

2005

Type Of Finish:

Relieved And Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Wrought Iron

WR.png

Suffix: WR

Year Introduced:

2004

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Brushed Chrome

BC.png

Suffix: BC

Year Introduced:

2004

Type Of Finish:

Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Satine

ST.png

Suffix: ST

Year Introduced:

2002

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Black Opal

BP.png

Suffix: BP

Year Introduced:

2001

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Copper

CPR.png

Suffix: CPR

Year Introduced:

2001

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Stainless

SL.png

Suffix: SL

Year Introduced:

1999

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Matte Black

BL.png

Suffix: BL

Year Introduced:

1999

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

 

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Platinum & Chrome

PMC.png

Suffix: PMC

Year Introduced:

1996

Type Of Finish:

Platinum: Electroplated

Chrome: Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Classic Gold

CG.png

Suffix: CG

Year Introduced:

1990

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Ivory

V.png

Suffix: V

Year Introduced:

1999

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Polished Brass

PB.png

Suffix: PB

Year Introduced:

1996

Type Of Finish:

PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Chrome & Polished Brass

CP.png

Suffix: CP

Year Introduced:

1991

Type Of Finish:

Chrome: Electroplated

Polished Brass: PVD

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Sand

S.png

Suffix: S

Year Introduced:

1994

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Glacier White

W.png

Suffix: W

Year Introduced:

1987

Type Of Finish:

Powder Coat

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
Chrome
C.png

Suffix: C

Year Introduced:

1950

Type Of Finish:

Electroplated

Faucet Finish Care and Cleaning
To View Bathroom Finishes, CLICK HERE.

  Faucet Care And Cleaning Instructions

Cleaning instructions are sorted by type of finish and finish name.

Type Of Finish: LifeShine®Finishes PVD

Name Of Finish: Brushed Gold, Classic Stainless, Classic Brushed Nickel, Brushed Bronze, Nickel,
Brushed Nickel, Satine, Copper, Black Opal, Stainless, Classic Gold, Polished Brass
General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Most common household cleaners (including mild abrasives) can be used, when used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions for use. However, all cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning your faucet. Avoid using any harsh cleansers (e.g., lime scale removers) or pads/sponges that are unsafe for polished metallic surfaces. Most green, fibrous pads/sponges contain microscopic mineral particles that can scratch a faucet’s finish. Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner.

Moen suggests the periodic application of a quality non-abrasive wax, such as car wax or furniture wax, especially for matte or textured finishes (e.g., Brushed Nickel, Classic Brushed Nickel, Brushed Gold, Classic Stainless, Satine and Stainless). Wax will result in a slight color change, but will not harm the finish. It can be tested on a less visible surface first. 

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning

Removing Dried Water Spots:
To remove water spots 0000 grade steel wool may be used. A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.
Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

Type Of Finish: Non-LifeShine®Finishes Electroplated

Name Of Finish: Brushed Chrome, Platinum, Antique Brass, Chrome
General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Most common household cleaners (including mild abrasives for Brushed Chrome and Platinum) can be used, when used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions for use. However, all cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning your faucet. Avoid using any harsh cleansers (e.g., lime scale removers) or pads/sponges that are unsafe for polished metallic surfaces. Most green, fibrous pads/sponges contain microscopic mineral particles that can scratch a faucet’s finish. Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner.

Moen suggests the periodic application of a quality non-abrasive wax, such as car wax or furniture wax, especially for matte or textured finishes (e.g., Brushed Chrome or Platinum).

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:
A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.
Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

Type Of Finish: Non-LifeShine®Finishes Powder Coat

Name Of Finish: Soft Grip Black, Mediterranean Bronze, Old World Bronze, Antique Bronze,
Antique Nickel, Hammered Nickel, Pewter, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Wrought Iron,
Ivory, Matte Black, Glacier White, Sand
General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Most common household cleaners (including mild abrasives) can be used, when used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions for use. However, all cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning your faucet. Avoid using cleaners containing abrasives (including abrasive sponges or steel wool), organic solvents (e.g., alcohols), or other harsh cleansers (e.g., lime scale removers). Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner.

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:
A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.
Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

Type Of Finish: Non-LifeShine®Finishes Multi-Step Powder Coat

Name Of Finish: Black Stainless, Microban Mediterranean Bronze, Microban Spot Resist Stainless,
Microban Spot Resist Brushed Nickel, Spot Resist Brushed Nickel, Spot Resist Stainless
General Cleaning Instructions

A damp cloth and mild liquid dishwashing soap may be used, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth. Never use cleaners containing abrasives (including abrasive sponges or steel wool), ammonia, bleach or sodium hypochlorite, organic solvents (e.g., alcohols) or other harsh chemicals (e.g., lime scale removers) to clean to Spot Resist ® finish, as they may damage the finish.

For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics and used in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions for use. Cleaners should be rinsed off thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Removing Dried Water Spots:
A 50/50 blend of household vinegar and water can also be used for a limited amount of time, followed by rinsing with water and drying with a soft cloth.
Failure to comply with these cleaning instructions may void Moen’s warranty.

For additional information on Moen products visit solutions.moen.com and select the type of product you are repairing. The guide will contain repair details, troubleshooting and specific information on assembling handles associated with that style of product.


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