Decorative metallic finishes are used for many architectural and interior design purposes, from metallic accent walls and ceilings to lamps, fixtures, and appliances. Beautiful metallic finishes that replicate stainless steel are commonly used for appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers. There are many other surfaces that benefit from incorporating a metallic finish which is becoming more popular in many building and architectural designs.
What Types of Metallic Finish Options Are Available?
A faux stainless steel surface finish is only the beginning of the many options available for beautiful and decorative metallic coatings. Custom coating manufacturers today can replicate the look of stainless steel, copper, bronze, silver, gold, or brass to replicate virtually any metal tone. Decorative finishes may include metallic coatings for building materials and appliances in various finish options, from shiny and reflective to burnished and hammered. Custom paints and coatings can be developed to replicate any color under the sun in various sheens, such as brilliant high-gloss, semi-gloss, satin, or matte.
Uses of Decorative Metallic Finish Coatings
Metallic finish coatings bring certain qualities to an architectural design and decor, such as a light-reflecting characteristic that is ideal in spaces that have limited natural light. This quality can help to make small rooms appear larger, and many designers prefer to use one accent wall to provide an even greater effect with this illusion. Decorative metallic finishes are often suited for specific accent walls, such as to showcase artwork or provide a backdrop behind a fireplace, or accent architectural details. They can also boldly separate rooms, such as when used on crown molding.
Metallic finishes work well for accent walls or can also be used to cover all walls in the room or to accent ceilings. The color and sheen should be carefully considered, as too much of a decorative metallic finish could be somewhat overwhelming, depending on the application. A metallic glaze with a combination of satin and matte finish can help to provide a more subtle metallic sheen.
Metal Effect Paint Finish Quality
Metal effect paint from years ago provided the shiny metal look people wanted, although there were several disadvantages. Traditional metal paints oftentimes faded and chipped over time, leaving the surface looking worn and cheap. Conventional metallic paints lacked the staying power of quality metallic finish coatings available today.
Custom chemical and coating manufacturer, UNICHEM, offers decorative metallic finishes in high-quality coatings engineered and developed to last.
Advantages of Coil Coating Decorative Finishes
Coatings applied via coil coating, which is commonly used for manufacturing appliances and building materials, provide many advantages over other coating application methods. Coil coating involves the application of surface coatings to a continuous steel coil with high speed for efficiency and provides a dramatic improvement in quality over other types of coatings. Due to a continual coil coating application, the quality of coatings on prepainted metal is significantly greater than manual or spray application methods. End-to-end coverage is applied on a steel coil with even application and quick curing to seal in the beautiful finish without the chance of contamination or uneven drying to occur.
Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, offers decorative metallic finishes in high-quality coatings, custom engineered to customer specifications. We have been providing high-quality coatings, paints, and adhesives for more than 50 years and provide market expertise to a wide range of industries and applications. Contact us to learn more about quality decorative metallic finishes often used in manufacturing appliances and building materials.