Artisan Iron - Finishes

The three standard paint finishes involve a six-step process resulting in iron finishes that are smooth, uniform, durable, and resistant to corrosion in salty beach environments. This process involves stripping and adjusting the pH of the surface of the iron, sealing with automotive grade primer, artistically applying the paint finish, then sealed very well with two coats of high quality semi-gloss lacquer clear coat.



Standard Finish

Dark reddish-brown
(Read notes below)
Standard Finish

Flat-black color tone.

Standard Finish

Gunmetal silver-gray color tone.

(10% up-charge)

Natural Rust
(Read notes below)
(10% up-charge)

Copper plating on iton.
(Read notes below)
(10% up-charge)

Antiqued combination of "cobrizado" & "rust".
(10% up-charge)

Cobre antiguo finish with green patina highlights.
(10% up-charge)

Customers may provide color finish sample to be used to match as a color on iron -- we excel at finishes on iron; so it is likely that the desired custom finish can be achieved.










Oxido Pintura
Dark reddish-brown which is similar in color tone to the dark natural rust finish and is the most popular and most commonly specified iron finish.

Oxido Rust
The iron is gently oxidized or rusted over a period of at least a couple of weeks without the use of highly concentrated acids, and then the iron is sealed very well with two coats of high quality semi-gloss lacquer sealer. Be aware that the iron does not completely rust uniformly due to the nature of the material and will have a splotchy or uneven appearance (which some customers prefer). This rust finish requires a couple of extra weeks to achieve so customers need to allow more time to complete the order if this finish is chosen.

**This is in contrast to most iron furniture in Mexico which is typically rusted with concentrated acid and then lacquered which results in the subsequent peeling and flaking off of the lacquer sealer; however, our process prevents subsequent peeling or flaking of the lacquer sealer.

Cobrizado
Copper plating on iron - it is a shiny copper finish that involves having to grind the complete iron surface down past the mill scale to the underlying shiny iron, and then applying chemical compounds of copper to completely copper plate the surface of the iron. Basically, it is a thin sheet of copper atoms adhering to and covering the surface of the iron. This finish is not possible on items with many curves and tight spaces due to the fact that all iron surfaces must be ground down. The very shiny finish will very gradually darken slightly over time (years).

Each item is made and finished by hand. No two finishes are exactly alike.

If a pair of any item is ordered, they will be finished by the same person at the same time. If, after a period of time, a second item is ordered, there is no guarantee the second item will exactly match the first item. An exact match of color or grain may not be possible due to natural imperfections and the hand crafted nature of our furnishings.



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