Finishes Guide

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

Antique Brass Antique Brass - Our Antique Brass finish is similar to natural Brass but has been darkened to give the product a older look
2B Finish 2B 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 Bronze Antique 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
Copper Copper Finish - Our Copper Finish has either been copper plated or made from copper, this finish is sometimes highly polished
Glass Beaded Glass Beaded - Glass beaded finish is similar to a 2B finish but more uniform
Hammered Copper Hammered 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 Machined Finish - Our machined finish hasn't been finished in any other way 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 Plated Zinc Plated - Our zinc plated finish is a shiny finish and makes some materials more corrosion resistant
Satin Nickel Satin 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
Mirror Mirror 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 Copper Mottled Hammered Copper - Our Mottled Hammered Copper is the same as our Hammered Copper but has been treated to be a darker, non-uniform finish
Polished Polished 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 480 hours, 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 Brass Satin 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 Chrome Satin 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 Stainless Satin 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
White White - 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
Satin Steel Satin Steel - The Armor-Coat™ Satin Steel finish certified best in the industry for an all-weather finish. Satin Steel has the genuine appearance of heritage steel being certified to BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5 meaning this finish showed 'exceptionally high corrosion resistance' and is also 'suited to service indoors and outdoors in exceptionally severe conditions where long-term protection is required.' Maintaining its colouring with the high Armor-Coat™ UV resistance and suitable for use with Accoya wood this finish truly fits with our 'Fit & Forget' philosophy.

Satin Steel is exactly what it says it is, a unique set of tooling gives a high level surface that is ready for Armor-Coat straight from the forge, this subtle finish maintains the integrity of a true steel product which sits beautifully in a classic or contemporary setting.

Flat Black Flat Black - Our new Armor-Coat™ Flat Black finish has been independently tested and certified to the full BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible corrosion resistant standard providing 'exceptionally high corrosion resistance' meaning our Ironmongery is industry leading and suited to service indoors and outdoors. The Armor-Coat™ Flat Black finish is also highly UV rated and resistant, to protect from fading in sunlight and/or harsh weather and suited for use with Accoya wood.

With only a 30% sheen, this finish has been developed alongside a number of Joinery manufacturers who themselves are using the latest paint finishes on doors and windows, the Flat Black brings a modern twist to a traditionally made product.

Matt Black Matt Black - A matt lacquered black finish is applied to a Solid Brass surface creating our distinctive Matt Black contemporary look
Matt Bronze Matt Bronze - An aged finish on brass creating a vintage appearance, yet one that also looks outstanding in contemporary schemes. Over a period of time the bronze colour will lighten along any edges and surfaces that are frequently touched and create a naturally aged appearance highlighting frequently touched areas and exposing the brass below.
Satin And Mirror Brass Satin And Mirror Brass - Combines Polished Brass with Satin Brass These blends of two finishes will appeal to those who like contrast and distinction.
Satin And Mirror Chrome Satin And Mirror Chrome - Combines Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome. These blends of two finishes will appeal to those who like contrast and distinction.
Satin And Mirror Nickel Satin And Mirror Nickel - Combines Gold Plate with Satin Nickel. These blends of two finishes will appeal to those who like contrast and distinction.
Satin Rose Gold Satin Rose Gold - Rose Gold is a traditional alloy used in Jewellery, blending gold with copper to create a delightful rosy red tint. We have replicated a similar appearance by electroplating copper over solid brass. Our Rose Gold finish will add a touch of warmth and luxury to any creation.
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