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Our coatings and finishes.

We’re experts in our field, and whilst we can appreciate the beauty of raw stainless steel, we know that sometimes a project calls for something a little bit different. So, for the times where you want the durability of stainless steel, but to inject a little colour, consider custom finishing for your stainless steel component.

We can offer two different types of coating – Polyester Powder Coating or PVD depending on the overall look you hope to achieve. Both of these finishes are detailed below. If you are interested in custom ironmongery for your application or would like to find out more about our processes, contact us today and we would be happy to help. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a specific product, take a look at our product pages and make an enquiry.

Our Custom Stainless Steel Finishing.

We offer a vast range of custom finishes from conventional Satin and Mirror Polished Stainless Steel, right through to new-age PVD coatings. Contact us today if you’d like to find out more about any of our custom ironmongery finishes.

Polyester and Epoxy Powder Coating Finishing.

Our specialist in-house powder coating team are experts in the application of polyester and wet spray powder coating. Our powder coating booth is brand new and offers multiple ways for us to produce quality, stylish, timely powder coated ironmongery, right here in Birmingham, UK. Choose from a range of RAL colours and textures. Our dedicated PPC page will tell you all you need to know about the process and our capacity, but if you have any further questions please contact us.

Decorative PVD finishes

Whilst in many cases we’d recommend using powder coating due to the range and versatility of colour and texture, there are some instances where PVD finishes are more suitable to the job. PVD uses vapour to treat the surface of the metal. 


PVD uses plasma energy transfer, which means we can alter surfaces and add permanent layers to the ironmongery. These layers are incredibly hard-wearing and will last a lifetime. PVD can be applied to a wide range of hardware, from textured through to mirror finish.


Using PVD means we are able to offer a huge variety of colour finishing that always gives a great final aesthetic. These coatings won’t chip, corrode or fade and are tough – they are hard to scratch, and don’t wear away quickly.


The PVD custom finishing at a glance:


 Pleasing aesthetics

 Wear resistant due to surface hardness

 Doesn’t corrode easily

 Doesn’t cause friction in the hardware

Need a sample?

We will be more than happy to provide custom finish sample sets for your review. Please note that this is subject to a small charge. Please get in touch with our support team to find out more and get access to samples (including finishes) within our Instinct Hardware catalogue.

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Have a project in mind?

You can trust Instinct Hardware to provide a solution, no matter what your ironmongery requirements are – it’s what we do! Our dedicated and experienced sales team are ready and waiting to work directly with you to bring your ideas to life.

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