Metal Finishes - Joseph Giles

Metal Finishes.

A guide to our Signature and non standard finishes.

A guide to our finishes.

Our products are finished by hand, so natural variations occur and will add a unique beauty to each piece. Most of our finishes are produced using one of the following methods.

Plated finishes
Plating is a finishing process in which a thin layer of metal coats a substrate, the substrate that we use is solid brass, the brass is pre polished or brushed by hand before plating to achieve either a brushed or polished surface.

‘Living’ finishes
‘Living’ finishes are produced by either careful and extensive polishing or brushing of the surface (PBW & BBW) or by working a patination solution into the surface of the metal until the requited patina is achieved (MABW & DBZW). ‘Living’ finishes will naturally age and/or ‘wear’ over time and with usage, this allows each piece to develop a beautiful and unique look, adding character to the design scheme.

In addition to the finishes below, we can provide bespoke finishes depending on your requirements, including antique silver, copper, a variety of golds, as well as matte and gloss black. We also offer other materials including shagreen and solid bronze.

We sometimes get asked if we can apply a lacquer to our finishes; however, we don’t usually recommend this as we have not yet found a lacquer that is durable enough for door hardware.

Signature metal finish options.

Our signature metal finishes are applied by careful and devoted hands, using traditional finishing methods that have been passed down through the centuries – natural variations can occur. They are available on all our solid brass products. The Molten Texture and Organo ranges are made from solid bronze and are not available in all of the below finishes.

BBW: Brushed Brass Waxed

Finish: Living

DBZW: Dark Bronze Waxed

Finish: Living

BN: Brushed Nickel

Finish: Plated

MABW: Mid Antique Brass Waxed

Finish: Living

PBW: Polished Brass Waxed

Finish: Living

PC: Polished Chrome

Finish: Plated

PN: Polished Nickel

Finish: Plated

Other metal finish options.

Available on a limited selection of products, all of our metal finishes are applied by careful and devoted hands, using traditional finishing methods that have been passed down through the centuries.

PSS: Polished Stainless Steel

Finish: Solid

SSS: Satin Stainless Steel

Finish: Solid

BCO: Brushed Copper

Finish: Plated

PCO: Polished Copper

Finish: Plated

BMB: Brushed Midnight Black

Finish: Plated

PMB: Polished Midnight Black

Finish: Plated

RCB: Real Copper Brushed

Finish: Solid

RCP: Real Copper Polished

Finish: Solid

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