Polished or brushed, and painted.
Polished brass most often means it is solid brass that has been polished and finished with a lacquer to prevent tarnishing and patina over time. Polished brass tends to be bright and shiny, and very reflective.
Brushed brass is brass that has been treated to give it a duller, matt look when compared with traditional polished brass finishes. Brushed brass is durable and will attract much fewer fingerprints than other finishes so the modern, elegant look is easy to maintain
The steel that we stock is high grade stainless steel from Japan, and is one of the most versatile metals. It can be polished or brushed, and allows for a number of finishing techniques. The most popular method for finishing stainless steel is PVD or Physical Vapor Deposition, which provides a harder, more corrosion resistant coating than electroplating, and the process is more environmently friendly. It can be tinted, then polished for a miror finish or brushed, for what we call, a hairline effect. Colours avaiable in this finish range from brass, bronze, nickel, copper and more. For this reason we often use PVD to recreate a brass finish, which offers a cost saving when there are larger quantities, but being steel, it also has the advantage of being a stronger metal than brass, so can allow for heavy load bearing structures, which would not otherwise be achievable.
Brushing, Hammered, mottled, burnished, painted.