Colors and Finishes
Many of our metal products come in a choice of colors and finishes for you to choose from, and it is often one of the more difficult design choices to be had. We think it's important to understand a little about the process, and maybe shed a little light on how it all works.
We use an external service for all of our finishes.
We're experts at casting and fabricating the finest products you can purchase, they are experts at making it look like it. We view it as we are the canvas makers and they are the artists. If the canvas lasts for 1,000 years we did our job, if you cherish it for 1,000 years, they did theirs.
Some finishes take longer than others.
Making good art takes time and simply sometimes the rare color takes a little longer to get done. Some of our finishes take a multi-step hugely labor intensive process, involving layer upon layer of painstaking attention to detail, that simply takes time to get it right.
Good finishing is not free.
We strive to make the finest metal products you can purchase, most of our products meet the NSF 61 compliance standard for drinking water, which means it's safe for you, around your kids, your fish, your dog can drink from it and you don't have to worry about some weird side effects. With that much pride and quality that goes into our product, we just couldn't slap some spray can finish on it, more importantly, we know you deserve a finish stand up to your environment and age gracefully in the process. Hugely more important, it had to be safe around you, your kids, your dog, your life.
In the raw.
We make most of our metal products available 'in the raw' which means you can get it the same way we would deliver it to our finisher. That's fine with us, we warranty our products with or without a finish, our craftsmanship stands on it's own. And if your idea for a finish doesn't work out, send it back and we'll charge you the exact same amount to put the finish on in the first place.