How aged finishes are done today.
Current options in the market today are acids and chemical mixtures. They create one of two outcomes, living finishes or faux painted finishes. Most are caustic and include solvents that are harmful to the environment and the applicator. Here are some other limitations:
- Aqueous solutions, such as anodizing, are fallible if done improperly and reflect older production methods.
- These traditional methods can be slow due to dry times between coats.
- Clean up is messy and may require extra floor space or ventilation during the curing process.
- Countries are limiting large-scale production.
Due to restrictions and laws forbidding the use of such products putting downward pressure on the future of artistic finish methods, while demand continues to grow.
Sublimation is an expensive alternative but its uses are limited when it comes to small part production & custom fabrications.
Where do we go from here?
I believe this finish provokes conventional thinking & disrupts market expectations, especially with an AAMA certification or other classification.
Combined with signature palettes our stacked applications are able to mimic traditional liquid & chemical application methods without all the headaches to achieving them.
Whether you’re a product engineer or a luxury homeowner these exotic metal finishes are readily available for small & large scale production.
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