This is the finish you see in the photos above. The smooth surface is cleaned and then sealed with a special rust preventing coat. It's identical to how the steel looks straight from the mill, but with added protection.
We finish this the same as our clear sealant, except the natural color of this steel is different. It is a dark charcoal color, that can vary from piece o piece. It is not a bright and shiny metal. Even with the rust preventing clear coat, the surface retains more of a matte sheen. The heat mark stripe on this steel runs down the center on one side.
Satin Black powder coat
Powder coating is an environmentally friendly alternative to paint. Our black is fine textured, and has a soft granular feel. The sheen on the Satin Black is minimal.
Gloss White powder coat
Gloss White is a modern look. It's a striking pure white, that accentuates the simple lines of the design. The high gloss sheen is shiny and smooth. People often pair this with a table top that is lighter stained or sunbleached.
For brushed, we use a burnisher to get a linear scratch pattern on the surface. Similar to how stainless steel is commonly finished, it resembles a #4 Satin Nickel finish. We then seal it with a rust preventing clear coat.
Silver Metallic powder coat
This is a special two step process. A base of Metallic Silver with a high gloss 2nd coat is applied. The base coat has tiny specs in it to give dimension. The clear coat adds depth and is smooth to the touch.
Under the shadow of a table top, this finish looks very similar to our Industrial Dark. We start with the lighter colored steel. Then it gets chemically oxidized, causing it to blacken. It is not a perfect black. There is a slight blue and you can still see brownish/red streaks where the chemical inconsistently oxidized the metal. The sheen is a mid/high gloss.
Antiqued Copper Patina
We achieve this finish with a special metal oxide solution. Then, we use a clear sealant to preserve the color and the steel. The result is a finish that resembles an aged metal with a character-rich, copper rust hue.