Finish Options

Match Your Entire Home with Nostalgic Warehouse Finishes
To many, the finish on their hardware is as important as the design. This is the reason we spend so much time and effort to achieve beautiful, flawless finishes on our products.

The foundation of our finishes is forged brass. Forging creates a product without defects, pits, holes, and other imperfections. It also provides excellent detail, which is very important to our intricate designs.

Living and Lacquered Finishes

Living finishes are those that will change with time and use; oxidation from the air and contact with the natural oils from your hands transferred via touching the hardware will cause it to darken. Such is the case with our Unlacquered Brass finish.   

If keeping the original shine of brand-new hardware is preferred, Unlacquered Brass can be polished to restore its luster.  However, some prefer keeping that brand-new look without the maintenance of regular polishing. Our Polished Brass has a lacquer applied, which protects the brass from any further color change. Other lacquered finishes are Antique Brass, Antique Pewter, Satin Nickel and Timeless Bronze. Hardware in these finishes will look consistent for years.

Antique Brass is for anyone who likes the look of aged brass but doesn’t want to wait for unlacquered brass to gather a patina. It’s polished and relieved, then satin-lacquered to lock in its appearance. The Antique Brass finish is beautiful, softer than polished brass.
Antique Brass
Slightly darker than Satin Nickel, Antique Pewter is darkened, then relieved to give a moderately-aged appearance. It then receives several coats of satin lacquer to freeze its beauty in time.
Antique Pewter
Other than polished brass, Bright Chrome has been the most-used finish for brass hardware and plumbing. It sparkles and doesn’t age or tarnish, and you can’t beat this finish for durability.
Bright Chrome
Lifetime Brass is a PVD polished brass option. PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition, a process used to create durable corrosion and tarnish-resistant finishes. This is similar in appearance with highly polished brass. PVD finish is commonly used for bathroom fixtures and entry hardware exposed to frequent moisture and/or salt air.
Lifetime Brass
Oil-Rubbed Bronze is a dark finish that nearly resembles a matte black but has warmer undertones.
Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Polished Brass is the most traditional finish. It constantly goes in and out of style and makes almost everything look good, just like gold jewelry.
Polished Brass
Satin Nickel is a trendy finish that works equally well on traditional, vintage, or contemporary hardware. It is neutral enough to coordinate with any door color. The Satin Nickel finish is brushed to obtain a soft luster, then satin-lacquered for protection.
Satin Nickel
Timeless Bronze is the most practical bronze finish. We oxidize our brass, then relieve the edges to reveal a hint of lighter bronze underneath. We then use satin-lacquer to provide a lovely patina for the ages.
Timeless Bronze
Brass hardware started out polished and unlacquered. Before lacquers, people either polished their brass hardware to keep it shiny or let it gather a rich patina. Only you can decide which is best for your home.
Unlacquered Brass