A Selection of Metal Finishes

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

satin black painted gate polished copper and bronze bird sculptures galvanised steel gate

A variety of different metals that can all be finished in different ways are used by Verdigris. This ranges from heavily textured to patinated to highly polished. The finish used with these metals is also influenced by where the the work will be sited, especially steel which quickly rusts outdoors. Painting will help slow down this rusting but it is most effectively prevented by first galvanising the metal. When used indoors though, steel needs less protection and can simply be waxed to avoid masking its 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 used.