Care & maintenance for a metal bed

Our cast iron beds are designed and hand crafted to be durable and last a lifetime. The vintage bedframes require very little care and maintenance, however we are often asked for advice on keeping our beds looking as good as the day they were delivered.

How do I clean a metal bed frame?

Our bedsteads are very easy to clean. Most of the time require a simple wipe down with a dry or damp cloth is enough to keep them looking great.

However should you wish to give your bedstead a deeper clean, furniture polish can be used on our painted beds and our cast iron beds.

For nickel beds we recommend using metal polish once or twice a year to keep the frame bright.

The only style of bed that should not be cleaned with any kind of polish is the brass bedstead, as this will cause damage to the lacquer that we apply during hand finishing. For these beds wipe with a dry or damp cloth only.

Where can I get spare parts for my metal bed?

We are confident that you should not need any replacement parts for your bedframe due to our highly skilled craftsmanship. However if you do you require a replacement part we are very happy to supply this direct. We are only able to supply spare parts for Cornish Bed Company bedframes.

Can I re-paint my iron bedframe?

If you decide to change the colour scheme in your bedroom our bedframes can be updated to suit your new style

Our iron beds are painted using a powder coater to apply a large range of colours in the Cornish Bed Company factory. However the bedsteads can also be hand painted or sprayed with metal paint should you wish to change the colour of the frame in the future.

For nickel beds we recommend using metal polish once or twice a year to keep the frame bright.

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If you have any further questions about your Cornish Bed Company bedframe please contact us on 01726 825182 or at

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