A Selection of Metal Finishes

"... Verdigris; where engineering becomes art ..."

forged and polished bronze calla lily satin black painted gates painted gate with a hot punched hole

We use a variety of different metals for our work and they can all be finished in different ways, ranging from heavily textured to highly polished. The finish we use we use with these metals is also influenced by where the the work will be sited. For example, steel will rust when used outdoors. Painting will help slow down this rusting but it is most effectively prevented by first galvanising the steel. When used indoors though, steel needs less protection and can simply be waxed to avoid masking it's attractive natural forged texture with paint . However, when polished or satin finished, stainless steel will not rust and can be used outdoors without further protection. Follow the links below for some more information on some of the finishes we use.