Types of Stainless Steel Finishes

Whatever may be your product formation out of stainless steel a finish to it is always recommended. An attractive and perfect finish will always enhance the appearance of the metal. Also, different finishes can give you different visual effects thus choosing the right choice of finish should always be clear based on the standard industry designations.

Here in this blog, I have listed three top finishes that are commonly used in the industries which could help you demand when you plan to make any product like name plates, tags, signs from the SS name plate manufacturer.

No. 2B – Matte Finish

This finish are dull and not for atheistic uses but they are a good choice where appearance is not considered or when further finishing is planned. They are cheap compared to other finishing options. This type of finishing is done through special rolls where it will have a smoother, less pitted surface. Once the metal is de-scaled and smoothened in the acid solution it is passed through the polished rolls for further enhancing its smoothness.

Applications

  • Chemical Plant Equipment
  • Pharmaceutical Equipment
  • Paper Mill Equipment
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • No.4 Brushed Finish

    This brushed finish gives the steel a distinct look with a pattern of parallel lines that have strong decorative appearance without being more reflective. However, this finish causes the steel to rust due to the grooves of the finish.

    Applications

  • Jewelry and Watches
  • Home Appliances
  • Air Conditioners
  • Water Heaters
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Design
  • No.8 Mirror Finish

    Polishing the surface of the metal to enhance the appearance and consistency through high-reflective is the process of mirror finishing. This finish hides the surface damage and welding marks.

    This mechanical process treats the surface with a series of progressively finer abrasives. It involves in the process of removing deep scratches through special rollers for the effective result and is buffed at the end of few minutes to create a reflective finish. The advantage of the finish is it eradicates the crevices where corrosion forms.

    Applications

  • Mirrors
  • Clean Rooms
  • Column Covers
  • Wall Panels
  • Reflectors
  • Buildings