Armac Martin Finishes Guide

 

Armac Martin offer a variety of finishes to allow you to find the perfect finish to give you that personal feel. All of their fittings are created using solid brass to produce some of the finest plated and patinated finishes on the market.

The finishes are applied in Armac Martin's Birmingham factory, with a number of these finishes being applied by hand by expert polishers.

 

Armac Martin Cupboard Knobs in Brass Bronze Copper Silver

Armac Martin's 21 finishes:

Brass Finishes: Polished Brass Lacquered, Polished Brass Unlacquered, Satin Brass Lacquered, Satin Brass Unlacquered.

Chromes and Nickel Finishes: Polished Chrome Plated, Satin Chrome Plated, Polished Nickel Plated, Satin Nickel Plated, Burnished Nickel Plated and Hand Burnished Nickel and Antique Silver Lacquered.

Copper Finishes: Satin Copper Lacquered, Polished Copper Lacquered and Antique Copper Lacquered.

Antique Finishes: Antique Brass Lacquered, Antique Brass Unlacquered, Burnished Brass, Satin Antique Satin Lacquered, Satin Antique Gloss Lacquered, American Bronze Lacquered and Chocolate Bronze Lacquered.

 Armac Martin Cupboard Knobs in Satin, Burnished and Antique Brass Finishes

Brass Finishes

Polished Brass Lacquered

Hand polished to a smooth mirrored finish. A highly durable clear gloss lacquer is applied and baked ovens to cure the lacquer cures and create lasting protection.

To help maintain and preserve the finish it is recommended that occasional use of a damp cloth and a quality wax polish should only be used on the products. Abrasive kitchen cleaning products should never be used as they will increase the speed at which the lacquer breaks down.

 

Polished Brass Unlacquered

Armac Martin Polished Brass Unlacquered Cupboard Knob

The product is hand polished to a smooth mirrored finish and will naturally oxidise and patina over time. To maintain and preserve the finish it is recommended that you use a good quality metal polish.

 

Satin Brass Lacquered

Armac Martin Satin Brass Cupboard Knob

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish with a highly durable clear gloss lacquer that ensures lasting protection. Baking the lacquer ensures that a harder and more durable layer will protect the finish from day to day usage and oxidation.

We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth. Abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

 

Satin Brass Unlacquered

Armac Martin Satin Brass Unlacquered Cupboard Knob

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish and will naturally oxidise and patina over time. We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth and a quality metal polish that will help to preserve the finish if highly polished. The antique unlacquered finishes are designed to naturally oxidise over time. We also recommend that cleaning should be kept to a minimum with occasional very light use of a soft cloth.

Antique Brass Lacquered

Armac Martin Cupoboard Knob in Antique Brass Lacquered

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish. An antique patina is then applied and finally, a highly durable clear gloss lacquer is then applied which is baked inovens to ensure the lacquer cures to offer lasting protection. 

We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth. Abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

Antique Brass Unlacquered

Armac Martin Antique Brass Unlacquered Cupboard Knob

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish and an antique patina is then applied to the brass before being relieved back to give the antique finish. It is a natural living finish and will naturally oxidise and patina over time. The more the finish is handled the quicker the finish will wear away, leading to a natural brass finish. So we recommend the use of a soft cloth and a quality metal polish that will help to preserve the finish if highly polished.

Burnished Brass

Armac Martin Burnished Brass Cupboard Knob

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish, with a light antique patina then applied to the brass before being placed into barreling machines full of cones to achieve the naturally aged appearance.

We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth and the use of a quality metal polish that will help to preserve the finish if highly polished. 

Armac Martin Cupboard Knobs in Nickel, Satin and Bronze Finishes

Satin Antique Satin Lacquered

Armac Martin Satin Antique Satin Lacquered Cupboard Knob

Satin Antique Gloss Lacquered

Armac Martin Satin Antique Gloss Lacquered Cupboard Knob

The products are hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish and an antique patina is then applied to the brass before being relieved back to give the satin antique finish. They then have satin or gloss lacquers applied for a durable layer that will protect the finish.

We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth. Abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

 American Bronze Lacquered

Armac Martin American Bronze Lacquered Cupboard Knob

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish with a bronzing powder evenly applied afterwards for a smooth consistent finish. With a durable clear gloss applied for lasting protection. For cleaning we recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth and abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

Chocolate Bronze Lacquered

Armac Martin Chocolate Bronze Lacquered Cupboard Knob

The product is hand sateened to give a brushed satin finish with a bright copper plate then applied and a bronzing powder evenly applied to the copper for a smooth copper undertone through the bronze. A durable clear satin lacquer is then applied for lasting protection. 

To clean, occasionally use a soft cloth, abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

Antique Silver Plate Lacquered

Armac Martin Antique Silver Plate Lacquered Cupboard Knob

A hand sateened brushed satin finish with a silver plate applied and then a bronzing powder evenly applied for a for an antique silver finish, a clear satin lacquer is then applied for lasting protection. Occasionally use a soft cloth to clean the finish, abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

Hand Burnished Nickel

Armac Martin Hand Burnished Nickel Cupboard Knob

Hand polished to a smooth mirror finish with a nickel plate then applied which is then hand burnished for a natural aged appearance. Nickel will naturally oxidise over time, we recommend occasionally using a soft cloth and a quality metal polish to help preserve the finish.

Burnished Nickel Plate

Armac Martin Burnished Nickel Plate Cupboard Knob

A hand sateened product for a brushed satin finish that is then lightly distressed, with a dull nickel plate applied on top, the finish will naturally oxidise over time, so we recommend occasionally using a soft cloth and a quality metal polish to help preserve the finish.

Armac Martin Cupboard Knobs in Nickel, Copper and Silver Finishes

Satin Nickel Plate

Armac Martin Satin Nickel Plate Cupboard Knob

A hand sateened product to create a brushed satin finish with a dull nickel plate then applied, the finish will naturally oxidise over time, so we recommend occasionally using a soft cloth and a quality metal polish to help preserve the finish.

Polished Nickel Plate

Armac Martin Polished Nickel Plate Cupboard Knob

Hand polished to a smooth mirror finish with a nickel plate then applied. The finish will naturally oxidise over time, so we recommend occasionally using a soft cloth and a quality metal polish to help preserve the finish.

Polished Chrome Plate

Armac Martin Polished Chrome Plate Cupboard Knob

Hand polished to a smooth mirror finish with a nickel plate then applied and a chromium plate is then applied on top of this to provide a very durable and hardwearing finish. We recommend occasionally using a soft cloth and a quality metal polish to help preserve the finish.

Satin Chrome Plate

 Armac Martin Satin Chrome Plate Cupboard Knob

A hand sateened product to create a brushed satin finish with a dull nickel plate then applied and a chromium plate is then applied on top of this to provide a very durable and hardwearing finish. We recommend occasionally using a soft cloth and a quality metal polish to help preserve the finish.

Armac Martin Cupboard Knobs in Copper Finishes

Polished Copper Plate Lacquered

Armac Martin Polished Copper Plate Lacquered Cupboard Knob

Hand polished to a smooth mirror finish with a bright copper plate then applied and a highly durable gloss lacquer to finish and offer lasting protection and protect the copper finish from oxidation over time. We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth. Abrasive cleaning agents should never be used as they will escalate the speed in which the lacquer breaks down.

Satin Copper Plate Lacquered

Armac Martin Satin Copper Plate Lacquered Cupboard Knob

A hand sateened product to create a brushed satin finish with a copper plate and a highly durable clear satin lacquer that provides lastin protection to the finish. We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth and never use abrasive cleaning agents on this finish.

Antique Copper Plate Lacquered 

Armac Martin Antique Copper Plate Lacquered Cupboard Knob

A hand sateened product to create a brushed satin finish with a copper plate applied on top of the copper, the polished then relieves the finish to create an antique copper finish. With a durable satin lacquer applied to provide durable long lasting protecting. We recommend the occasional use of a soft cloth and never use abrasive cleaning agents on this finish.

 

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