Antique is a soft, brown finish. It can be lightened with with brass polish or buffed off completely. It is not lacquered and is an extremely versatile finish.
Semi-Bright (unlacquered brass)
Brass hardware is simply brushed with mineral oil using soft wire brushes. Once it's dry, you are left with a pale yellow color from the brass with a natural satin sheen.
Bright (unlacquered brass)
Also known as polished brass, our bright finish is hand polished through several steps to achieve a truly brilliant, mirror-like shine.
Satin nickel is a soft, silver finish. Produced much like our semi-bright finish-the brass is first brushed with very fine wire wheels. A durable finish is applied on top. Nickel finishes take on the texture of the brass below them.
Much like bright, polished nickel parts are first buffed by hand to a mirror like shine. Then a durable nickel plating is applied to get a bright silver finish.
Light antique is a newer finish-we start with our regular antique brass and buff it gently to bring out the gold highlights. The variation in the color gives it a more natural antique appearance.
Our dark antique is a near black finish with a satin sheen-many companies call this finish oil-rubbed bronze. We prefer dark antique. It is also un-lacquered so if it is handled often, it will lighten up-sometimes drastically.