Looking for a fabulous custom finish for your bathroom or kitchen fittings? You’ve got a lot to choose from!
This is how these finishes are applied:
The item is placed into a dust proof chamber, which extracts excess dust and fumes. It is then sprayed with a dry, coloured pigment powder and then baked, which activates the pigment colour. This makes the colour adhere to the product, creating a durable and even colour throughout. No matter the shape or size, this gives an even coating throughout.
The item is placed on a negatively charged platform, then dipped in cleaning solutions to remove any impurities from the surface. Next, the item is dipped into multiple finish solutions that are positively charged, which adhere to the negatively charged item. This results in a multi-layered finish. The product must be metallic in order for the negative and positive charges to work.
This method achieves multiple finishes, including gloss, matte and brushed.
PVD : Physical Vapour Deposition
The item is placed in a vacuum sealed chamber, a variety of metals are vaporized and then released into the chamber, through positive and negative charge attraction. The vaporized metals adhere to the item as a thin layer, which then hardens to a solid colour finish. This not only creates a flawless look, but a highly durable and scratch resistant surface.
Here’s a link to our YouTube video showing how it works.
Which plating method used, used is based on the design of the item and which method suits best.
If you’d like to find out more and explore all your choices, talk to our friendly team at your nearest Reece store.