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Custom, Hand-finish Creates Unique Bronze Highlights That Will Not Show Wear


Lake Forest, CA – November 2006 – Kwikset ® is proud to expand the popular Venetian Bronze™ finish throughout its complete collections of handlesets, door knobs, levers and deadbolts. This distinctive custom finish is now available on most Kwikset Security® products as well as in the entire Kwikset Ultramax® Signature line and Kwikset Maximum Security® line, including the Cameron™ knob, Tustin™ lever and the innovative Powerbolt 1000™.

“This finish is both fashionable and practical,” says Eric Lundquist, director of brand marketing for Kwikset. “It provides an elegant look that enhances any décor from classic to contemporary and delivers a beautiful, wear-resistant patina that consumers can now obtain on a wide range of Kwikset products.”


Venetian Bronze is a custom, hand-finish that creates unique and lustrous bronze highlights, similar to the hand-crafted, Old World appearance produced with an oil rubbed bronze finish. Unlike traditional oil rubbed finishes, Kwikset Venetian Bronze finish leaves no oily residue and it will not show wear as it ages. It will maintain its lovely bronze undertones and patina throughout its life.


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Venetian Bronze is one of the elegant, richly detailed finishes available in the Black & Decker’s Architecturally Inspired Collections, an innovative combination of trendsetting, collaborative designs from Kwikset and Price Pfister. These collections include faucets, bathroom accessories, shower heads and tub fixtures that have been developed to harmonize with a matching lineup of door hardware. Like all of the Kwikset finishes, Venetian Bronze carries a lifetime anti-tarnish warranty. Venetian Bronze is available in the Amherst, Arlington, Chelsea, Hawthorne, Shelburne, Sheridan and Wellington handlesets. Also, the Venetian Bronze finish is an option on the Brooklane, Commonwealth, and Tustin leversets, Cameron, Circa, Hancock and Laurel knobs, and select deadbolt applications nationwide in hardware and home improvement centers.

There’s hardly a door that Kwikset can’t make more attractive or more secure. For 60 years Kwikset has meant security and peace of mind for millions of families. No wonder more people trust their doors, inside and out, to the beauty and strength of Kwikset, America’s #1 Selling Lockset. For more information visit or call 1-800-327-LOCK. Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin® Hardware and Price Pfister® are part of the Black & Decker Hardware & Home Improvement Group (NYSE: BDK).

Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division of Black & Decker, the world’s largest producer of power tools, power tool accessories and security hardware. Today, the BDHHI Group includes some of the most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in the world including Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin®, Price Pfister® and Bach®.

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