Process

The process for creating exquisite metal finishes in a beautiful selection of base metals and finishes is disarmingly simple, fast and straightforward. We offer a completely bespoke service to enable you to apply our products in a way that best suits the needs of your clients and your project. We can take care of the entire process for you, providing a state-of-the-art original metal finish for a wide range of surfaces – including wood, MDF, ceramic, stone, concrete and plastic. Alternatively, we supply a range of metal kits you can apply yourself. We have about 3000 alloys and metal colours which we use as part of our coatings. We only supply metal kits in the base 12 colours to allow our customers to mix their own and get the exact colour they’re looking for.

Whichever option works best for you, here’s how the process works:

1) Consultation

Sensational results come from three things; the highest quality materials, superior standards of craftsmanship, and careful, personalised attention to the client’s requirements and tastes. As every application is unique, and there are nearly limitless variations available, our goal is to provide a luxurious solution that completely matches your project vision. The first step of the process is, therefore, a detailed consultation – which we can carry out in person, by phone or by email, in which we seek to understand your requirements and the aesthetic you wish to create. You may already have a finish in mind, but if not we can guide you through the best options based on your project specs.

2) Materials

Our Artisan metal coatings are fashioned from a choice of premium liquid metals, combined with a phenomenally versatile selection of alloy, pure metal and epoxy resin finishes. Our base metals range from aluminium and brass, to a choice of bronzes, pewter, zinc, tin, copper and nickel – right through to luxury metals such as platinum, white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. These metals are sustainably mined, and are processed to fine powdered form in our own workshop, using a process that preserves the purity (95-97%) and character of each material.

The range allows for a considerable degree of customisation. With over 3000 colour variations available, our finishes create a high-end aesthetic, with near unlimited scope to bring imaginative creativity to play on a wide range of applications.

3) Application

If you opt for our bespoke application service, we handle the entire process for you, from helping you determine custom specifications for your clients, through to application and after sales support. Our team are recruited from passionate designers and artists who care about their work and are committed to the highest standards of appearance, quality and service delivery.

For application, the metal powder is mixed with a polymer catalyst and binder, and applied to the surface using our proprietary cold spray method. This is more energy-efficient and cost-effective than hot plasma spraying and requires less specialist equipment and setup time. This enables us to complete even the most complex projects within demanding timeframes. The end result is a solid metal veneer with qualities indistinguishable from cast metal – a work of exquisite beauty built to stand the test of time.

Find out more

To find out more about our unique metal finishes or to discuss your project requirements, please call +44 (0) 1488 726888, email info@metall-fx.com or click here to send us a message.