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    Finishes

    GUIDE TO FINISHES

    At Colquhoun’s we offer a fully comprehensive range of finishes. Please see our guide below to the various finishes available (Please check each product to confirm which finishes are available).

    GUIDE TO CROFT ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES

    Applied Finishes

      
           Aged                Antique            Antique          Chrome         Dark Bronze
          Brass                Brass                Nickel             Plated           Metal Antique
      
    Distress Antique    Distressed Antique  Distressed Oil      Imitation Bronze        Oil Rubbed
              Brass                        Nickel                Rubbed Bronze       Metal Antique              Bronze  
        
          Pearl Nickel          Polished Nickel         Satin Brass             Satin Brass           Satin Chrome
                                                                                                                   Unlacquered                 Plated    
                 
           Satin Nickel              Marbled Brass
                Plated
    Bronze Based Finishes
                   
    Bronze Metal    Polished   Polished Gunmetal   Tudor Bronze
         Antique           Gunmetal      Unlacquered
    Brass Based Finishes
      

    Polished Brass       Polished Brass Unlacquered

    GUIDE TO “KIRKAPTRICK” FINISHES
    To obtain the traditional Kirkpatrick black iron finish, the Kirtkpatrick products are first dipped in a wet paint which ensures that any moving parts are well protected. A stove drying process will then takes place. When this is completed a dry powder coat is applied which again is stove dried to give our traditional black iron period finish. This double coating of paint helps prevent corrosion on the product.
    The Kirkpatrick pewter finish is achieved in a similar way but using a different powder coat. Most of the items in thr antique black range are also available in pewter finish.
    GUIDE TO “ARMAC MARTIN” FINISHES
    GUIDE TO “THE ANVIL” FINISHES
     

    Beeswax Finish – (For Internal Use Only)

    The beeswax finish is the most authentic finish for steel. When our highly skilled blacksmiths have finished forging this product the colours left in the steel range from blue to deep red ochre. To preserve these beautiful colours and the texture from the hammer and anvil, we apply pure beeswax. This gives a subtle, matt richness to the metal and offers excellent protection when products are fitted internally and properly maintained. To bring out the best in our original Beeswax Finish we advise that before installation it is given a buff with a soft cloth.

    Using maintenance wax will help restore the finish and give protection to this product. Buffing with a cotton cloth will remove the white bloom. If surface rust occurs, rub with 00 grade wire wool and apply Anvil Maintenance Wax with a rag. All moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically afterwards.

    Warning: The chemicals in wet plaster will rust this product. Always fit ironmongery when plaster is fully dry.

    Black Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    Our traditional satin Black Finish is baked in a high-temperature oven giving it an attractive, durable and corrosion-resistant finish which is low maintenance and can be used internally or externally. It is resistant to moisture so can be used in bathrooms and damp conditions.

    We recommend that the ironmongery is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time-to-time. This will remove harmful deposits and restore it to its original condition. All moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically afterwards.

    Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Pewter Patina Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    This finish is elegant and beautifully highlights the texture of the steel. Stylish and modern, it is equally suited to a contemporary home as well as a period property.

    It has excellent anti-corrosion properties and we recommend that the ironmongery is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time-to-time. This will remove harmful deposits and restore it to its original condition. Never use any form of metal cleaner or aerosol spray. All moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically afterwards.

    The screws supplied with this product are finished individually so please take care when fitting. Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Bronze Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    This range is coated with a permanent bronze finish which will always look at its best for years to come and is completely weatherproof. This finish is elegant and beautifully highlights the texture of the steel. Stylish and modern, it is equally suited to a contemporary home as well as a period property.

    It has excellent anti-corrosion properties and we recommend that the ironmongery is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time-to-time. This will remove harmful deposits and restore it to its original condition. Never use any form of metal cleaner or aerosol spray. All moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically afterwards.

    The screws supplied with this product are finished individually so please take care when fitting. Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Antique Brass Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    All of our Antique Brass products are cast from high quality solid brass and have been manufactured to the highest standards. This finish has been treated to speed up the natural tarnishing process which produces the antique feel of the product. It is burnished making it smooth in appearance and is used as an alternative finish where a highly polished surface is not desired.

    The finish is un-lacquered, will tarnish naturally and therefore the aged patina will become darker with time. If you require a semi gloss finish, it can be achieved by using Brasso.

    Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Polished Brass Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    All of our Polished Brass products are cast from high quality solid brass and have been manufactured to the highest standards. This product is un-lacquered so to retain the original finish, regular polishing with a good quality metal polish is essential. However, if the intention is to allow the surface to age through oxidization, no attention needs to be given. Over time the brass will acquire a darker and more aged patina.

    Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Warning: The chemicals in wet plaster will rust this product. Always fit ironmongery when plaster is fully dry.

    Iron Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    This product is made from Iron which shows off the natural beauty and texture of the metal. The item is cast and dressed giving it a tactile finish.This product will show off the natural beauty and texture of the metal. It is protected from weather and high moisture areas by a clear powder coating process which also gives it its colour. This finish provides an attractive, durable and corrosion resistant coating which will last for many years

    Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Natural Smooth Finish – (For Internal Use Only)

    A natural cast iron, finished with a clear matt lacquer which produces a beautifully textured look and feel. This product is only intended for internal use. If fitted externally i.e in an enclosed porch or bathroom it will need to be treated with Anvil Maintenance Wax periodically.

    Always use a pilot drill and rub screw with candle wax before fitting.

    Warning: The chemicals in wet plaster will rust this product. Always fit ironmongery when plaster is fully dry.

    Natural Textured Finish – (For Internal Use Only)

    A natural cast iron, finished with a clear matt lacquer which produces a beautifully textured look and feel. These products are only intended for internal use or when used in a protected area like in an enclosed porch but need to be waxed periodically.

    Polished Chrome Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    A mirror finished, chrome plate applied to a highly polished brass substrate.

    Antique Pewter Finish – (For Internal or External Use)

    This Antique Pewter finish is applied to the product and has excellent anti-corrosion properties. Periodic wiping with a lightly oiled cloth will further help to preserve the beauty of this finish.

    Ebony – (For Internal or External Use)

    Our Ebony finish products have a rich, dark look and feel for a very distinctive quality. The material has a very high density and fine texture which gives a very smooth finish. Can be polished or waxed to maintain the vibrance of the wood and to give overall protection. Designed to be used internally but can also be used externally if maintained with Anvil wax.

    Rosewood – (For Internal or External Use)

    Our Rosewood products are strong and heavy with a richly hued reddish colour and much darker veining. Can be polished or waxed to maintain the vibrance of the wood and to give overall protection. Designed to be used internally but can also be used externally if maintained with Anvil wax.