Popular Metal Finishings

When you decide to get something fabricated for your home, one great part about the process is the control you have over the look and feel of the final product. Everything from the shape to the size to the finish is fully under your control. When it comes to a large centerpiece like a dining room or kitchen table, it’s worth the extra time to think about the process. Consider what you want the finished piece to look like and the qualities you want it to have. Here are a few popular metal finishings for your next fabrication project that might just take your piece to the next level and ensure its longevity at the same time.

Metal Plating

A metal plating finish is a great choice for your project. Many decide to choose it because of its incredible resistance to corrosion, specifically galvanic corrosion between different kinds of metals. Metal plating helps to prevent galvanic corrosion and is also very useful for stabilizing a piece that might use more lightweight materials. Metal plating is usually done with a stronger metal that can resist wear and tear over time.

Powder Coatings

For a very durable exterior to your project, a powder coating might be your best option. Powder coatings can be an excellent finish, not just for their strength but also for the look that you can get out of them. If you want to use a stronger and more durable metal yet want a different or more brilliant metallic finish, a powder coating can help. Powder coatings can leave your project with a golden, bronze, brass, or silver finish and even impart a specific texture.


Galvanization is a process in which one kind of metal, usually steel or iron, is given a coating of zinc. It’s a popular metal finish for fabrication projects because it wards off rust for a long time. It also gives the metal a very distinctive look that is hard to duplicate using other methods. Galvanizing helps to make metal more resistant to natural elements, making it useful for fabrication projects that you will keep outside.

Econ Welding & Fabrication specializes in custom metal furniture fabrication, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that your project receives the perfect finish that you want it to have. Give us a call, and we’ll be glad to help you find what you’re looking for.

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