Over the years we have worked with almost every metal used in architecture. Further, we have vast experience when it comes to metal finishing and patina. We use a layered approach to our patina and finishes, lending depth and interest to the finished product.
Our complete library of patina samples (sanded, weathered, antique, distressed) is far too vast to include on this page. Please understand you are not limited to the finishes provided on this page. These are simply the most commonly requested finish options for copper, zinc, steel, bronze, brass, or even pewter.
If you have a certain look in mind or want to explore different metals and finish patterns, please use this page as a foundation when planning your project. Use our inquiry page to start the process.
1) We keep stock on all of our traditional metals and finishes and can provide small samples at no cost.
2) We have the ability to create large, custom samples priced per request. Please inquire.
3) Monitor settings and ambient lighting may affect the brightness or saturation of the metal swatches on this page. We recommend physical samples for selecting a patina.
Brass and bronze add warmth to any room. Their subtle tones of yellow and gold work well as an accent metal, particularly when patinated to a dark tone and highlighted with a light burnish to bring out the original color. Below are traditional patinas for brass and bronze.
To say zinc is a strange metal would be an understatement. From a metalworker's perspective it has its own set of rules. Mastering its workability requires patience and acceptance of a long learning curve, especially when being used to working with metals such as copper or steel. Below you will see our most popular zinc finishes, but we also have numerous weathered zinc patinas available. Zinc is an especially popular material or countertops and range hoods.
Copper is an exciting metal with an almost limitless palette of colors possible. A mainstay of rustic and old world design, copper is the honest choice for fine handcrafted metalwork. These selections are our traditional patinas for copper range hoods, chimney pots, farmhouse sinks and countertops.
Steel is the "almost forgotten" medium when it comes to custom interior metalwork; its cousin stainless steel gets all of the attention. Raw steel is a reliable metal with a robust collection of colors and finishes available—almost comparable to copper—and makes an excellent choice for kitchen hoods and fireplace hoods. These selections are our most popular steel finishes.
Pewter is a metal that is both soft on the eyes and the hands. Its cool, grayish tones keep its setting calm and cool. With an extremely low melting point its weldability can be quite a challenge, but its malleability makes it as limitless as copper when it comes to forming options for edge details, repousse, etc. These selections are our traditional patinas for pewter.
Metals enhanced with custom textures are one of the sure ways to set your project apart. These work well as accents to the larger piece but also do very well on the entire canvas. These selections are most of our custom textures we have done on our projects. Range hoods, countertops and fireplace hoods are the most widely used applications.
Our powder coating capabilities are far too extensive to display on this page. We can take your specific color code to achieve the exact match for whichever color you are trying to achieve.
These selections are just a few of the more distressed and non-traditional finishes in addition to the high polish/mirror finishes available in all of our aforementioned metals. We handle all of the custom patinas on a per project basis, with custom samples made and sent to help achieve the desired look. Let us apply a custom copper or zinc patina to your custom zinc countertops or kitchen sink.