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Phone: 0117 937 2846
E-Mail: sales@metalhardware.co.uk
Opening Times:  8am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs
                               8am-3:30pm Friday

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Finishes Guide

Have a look at some of our most used product Finishes.

Antique BrassAntique Brass - Our Antique Brass finish is similar to natural Brass but has been darkened to give the product a older look 2B Finish2B Finish - 2B is a dull finish and has no distinguishable grain
Aged Bronze Aged Bronze - This finish is manufactured from solid unlacquered bronze containing a minimum of 85% copper. This finish undergoes an accelerated ageing process and is then re-polished, leaving any decorative details dark and larger surface areas more polished. If the intention is to allow the surface to age, no attention needs to be given. Over time the bronze will acquire a darker and more aged patina. However, polishing with brasso will give the product a natural sheen where required. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard. Aged Brass Aged Brass - Our aged brass products are made from solid unlacquered brass which undergoes an accelerated ageing process and is then re-polished, leaving any decorative details dark and larger surface areas more polished. If the intention is to allow the surface to age, no attention needs to be given. Over time the brass will acquire a darker and more aged patina. However polishing with brasso will give the product a natural sheen where required. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard.
Antique BronzeAntique Bronze - Our Antique Bronze finish is similar to natural Bronze but has been darkened to give the product a older look Antique Pewter Antique Pewter - The antique pewter finish is a complicated process applied to a solid brass base metal, giving excellent anti-corrosive properties.Wiping with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.
Beeswax Finish (External) Beeswax Finish (External) - Our external beeswax is manufactured from a anti-corrosive beeswax. It has a matt richness and similarly to our standard beeswax the depth of colour ranges from blue to deep red ochre. To preserve these beautiful colours we recommend periodically maintaining this with our beeswax maintenance wax. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard. Beeswax Finish Beeswax Finish - Our beeswax finish is the most authentic finish for steel. When forging has finished the colours left in the steel range from blue to deep red ochre. To preserve these beautiful colours we recommend periodically maintaining this with our beeswax maintenance wax. This gives a subtle, matt richness to the metal and offers excellent protection when products are fitted internally and properly maintained.
Black Black - A black finish has been painted in a glossy paint and baked in an oven to harden the paint, this finish may show up the metal underneath if scratched CopperCopper Finish - Our Copper Finish has either been copper plated or made from copper, this finish is sometimes highly polished
Glass BeadedGlass Beaded - Glass beaded finish is similar to a 2B finish but more uniform Hammered CopperHammered Copper - Our Hammered Copper has been made from an sheet of copper that has been hammered into shape, this leaves a concave dome from the hammer
Machined Finish - Our machined finish hasn't been finished in any other eay once it's been machined, this means that there may be lines or swirls in the finish. Please see the individual product image for the finish for that part. Zinc PlatedZinc Plated - Our zinc plated finish is a shiny finish and makes some materials more corrosion resistant
Satin NickelSatin Nickel - Satin polished may also be called a grained finish. The parts in this finish will mostly have the grain running uniformly over the part in one direction Mirror Brass Mirror Brass - A highly polished finish which reflects like a mirror. We recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.
MirrorMirror Polished Stainless Steel - A highly polished finish which reflects like a mirror. We recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition. Mottled Hammered CopperMottled Hammered Copper - Our Mottled Hammered Copper is the same as our Hammered Copper but has been treated to be a darker, non-uniform finish
PolishedPolished Chrome - A highly polished finish which reflects like a mirror. We recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard. Polished Brass Polished Brass - A highly polished finish which reflects like a mirror. We recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.
Pewter Patina Pewter Patina - Our pewter finish is elegant and beautifully highlights the texture of the steel. The unique and complex process runs deep into the metal resulting in an unmatched contrast of texture and colour. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard. It has excellent anti-corrosive properties but we recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition. Polished Nickel Polished Nickel - A highly polished finish with a nickel plating applied to solid brass. Our polished nickel is unlacquered and is similar to a polished chrome finish but with much warmer tones. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard. Wiping with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition.
Satin BrassSatin Brass - Satin polished may also be called a grained finish. The parts in this finish will mostly have the grain running uniformly over the part in one direction Satin ChromeSatin Chrome - Satin chrome offers a subtle alternative to polished chrome and is a popular choice where a matt appearance is required. A base metal of solid brass or steel with quality chrome plating applied to it’s surface. We recommend that this finish is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time which will remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition. This finish has been salt tested to 480hours, which meets grade 5 British Standard.
Satin StainlessSatin Polished Stainless Steel - Satin polished may also be called a grained finish. The parts in this finish will mostly have the grain running uniformly over the part in one direction WhiteWhite - A white finish has been painted in a glossy paint and baked in an oven to harden the paint, this finish may show up the metal underneath if scratched