Decorative plating is an electrodeposition process where a thin layer of brass, nickel, chrome, or copper is deposited on the wire mesh surface in a tank-dipped procedure. A decorative antique plated finish can really bring out the texture of a woven wire mesh in ways that other coatings cannot. The thin layer of metal does not mask the detail of the wire mesh but rather highlights it. The antique plated finish process introduces a dark oxide layer over top of the bright plated alloy. Then, visual depth is created by physically relieving the high points of the wire mesh allowing the bright plated alloy to show through. A thin layer of lacquer is applied after plating to help preserve the finish from further tarnishing.
Special Considerations: The antique finishes undergo an abrasion process by hand to relieve the brighter alloy underneath the darker oxidized layer. The contrast between dark and bright alloy is unique to that of the various woven wire mesh patterns. The pictures above demonstrate how the different textures of the mesh patterns affect the same color finish. It should be noted that with any metal finish that is done by hand, a degree of variability will be inherent in the outcome. Samples of the finish will generally provide a good representation of color and detail however the brightness and darkness of the antique process may be different from job to job. This variability should be factored into the final design decison.
Maximum Sheet Size: 1000 x 2400mm
Base Material: Mild Steel
Use: Interior and Exterior
Products Available on: Banker Wire only
Antique Brass Electoplating Finish
Antique Copper Electoplating Finish
Antique Nickle Electoplating Finish
Black Copper Electoplating Finish
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